WOMEN in Plymouth are being urged to make a last minute dash to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life as there are just five weeks left until registration closes.
Just under 2,000 women have already signed up to take part the 5k muddle obstacle event on Sunday 1ct October at Plymouth Central Park, but there are still places left.
Entries close at midnight on Friday 29 September and organisers are encouraging mums, daughters, sisters and friends who want to take part in the Pretty Muddy 5k obstacle course women-only event to sign up right now at raceforlife.org.
There’s no better time for ladies in Plymouth to pull on their trainers, get a little more active and join like-minded women committed to the cause. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Marathon and Hiking events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding ground-breaking research.
Amy Salmon, Event Manager for Race for Life in Devon, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that so many women have entered Pretty Muddy in Plymouth. But we still have places left so we are urging women to sign up right now and show their support.”
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 and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.
Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work relies on the public’s support. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity was able to spend around £2 million last year in the South West on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research - helping more men, women and children survive.
Amy continued: “Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course. Whether they’re planning a 5k amble with friends, a 10k sprint or a mud-splattered race around Pretty Muddy, every step participants take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
“Taking part in Race for Life is a hugely moving experience thanks to our brave army of inspirational participants. Many will be remembering loved ones lost to cancer or celebrating the lives of people dear to them who have survived.
“We’re calling on ladies in Plymouth of all ages, shapes and sizes to sign up right now and be part of a collective force of women who are united in their aim to beat cancer.”
To enter Race for Life visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.