Be stronger, braver, pinker with Race for Life!

Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:03

Be stronger, braver, pinker with Race for Life!

Leicester-Shire & Rutland women are being urged to make a difference this Summer and sign up to a local Cancer Research UK's Race for Life event.

The Pink Army is preparing to charge, so grab your trainers and sign up today!

The charity is calling on women of all shapes and sizes to show cancer who's boss by choosing their event:

  • Sunday 8th May - Leicestershire Pretty Muddy 5k
  • Sunday 12th June - Loughborough Race for Life 5k
  • Sunday 10th July - Leicester Race for Life 5k & 10k

Women who sign up now will be creating their own compelling goal to aim for later in the year, when the warmer weather makes staying on the sofa less tempting.

Amy Hall, Cancer Research UK's Leicestershire Event Manager, said: "Signing up to take part in Race for Life is a great way for women of all ages to commit to get a little more active.

"Race for Life events are non-competitive. Taking part is not about being fit or fast and participants can choose to walk, jog, or run around the course. The atmosphere is incredibly supportive".

One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s.

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, Pretty Muddy events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner.

Last year, Race for Life Pretty Muddy took place for the first time in Leicestershire. The new women-only, non-competitive 5k obstacle course – with mud – received a whole-hearted welcome from the thousands of women who took part.

Thanks to their enthusiasm, this exciting event will be returning and organisers are urging women to secure their place as soon as possible.

Last year, 8667 women took part in Race for Life in Leicestershire and raised a fantastic £542,764. This year, organisers hope to see to see the same level of support from local ladies.

Money raised through Race for Life allows Cancer Research UK's doctors, nurses and scientists to advance research which is helping to save the lives of men, women and children across Leicestershire.

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