Get muddy as new race for life event launches in Harrogate

Harrogate women are being urged to fight dirty when it comes to conquering cancer – by signing up now for an exciting new event from Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Harrogate has been chosen to host Race for Life Pretty Muddy for the first time at Ripley Castle, July 9.



Pretty Muddy is a women-only, non-competitive 5k obstacle course – with added mud.

It’s the perfect challenge for those looking to shake off the January blues and commit to get more active in 2016.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life family of events also includes the 5k course, which thousands of women will take on at Ripley Castle on, July 10, to raise money for life-saving research.

Georgina Thornton, Cancer Research UK’s Harrogate’s Event Manager, said:

We’re so excited about launching Race for Life Pretty Muddy in Harrogate. The event is taking place at Ripley Castle, Harrogate for the first time and we’re calling on local ladies to muck in to make it a huge success.  We’ve no doubt that they’ve got the fighting spirit to get down and dirty in the bid to beat cancer sooner.

Pretty Muddy has all the fun and camaraderie of our much loved 5k events – with an opportunity to mess about in mud.

Race for Life events are not competitive. They are not about being fit or fast. Women can complete the Pretty Muddy course at their own pace, climbing, jumping, walking and laughing their way around. It’s about an army of women coming together in the fight against cancer.

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Georgina continued:



But for women who want to push themselves to get a bit fitter in the year ahead, signing up now and planning to raise money for life-saving research could prove more of an incentive than the traditional New Year’s resolution to shift the post-Christmas pounds.  This is a great opportunity to be stronger, braver and pinker in 2016.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and marathon events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding life-saving research.

Last year, 2,100 women took part in Race for Life in Harrogate and raised a fantastic £116,055. This year, organisers need 6,000 women and girls to stride out to help raise £238,000.

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 Yorkshire and the UK.

Georgina continued:

We’re calling on the brave ladies of Harrogate to harness their fighting spirit once more and really show cancer who’s boss.

Race for Life is an amazing way to celebrate everyone we love who has survived cancer.  It’s also an emotional and moving way to pay tribute to those dear to us whose lives have been cut short by the disease.

Our participants make Race for Life a truly uplifting, inspiring experience.  That’s why we’re calling on women of all ages to sign up now to their event in Harrogate and pledge to stand together, shoulder to shoulder, on the front line against cancer.  Together, we can unleash a powerful fighting spirit to stop cancer in its tracks.

Women who sign up for 5k events in January can benefit from a specially reduced fee of £10.00 (offer does not include Pretty Muddy events).

To enter Race for Life today go to raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.

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Race for Life events in Yorkshire

5k Events

York, Knavesmire; Sunday 26th June 2016: 11:00

Darlington; Sunday 5th June 2016; 11:00

Middlesbrough; Sunday 22nd May 2016: 10:30

10k Events

York, Knavesmire; Sunday 26th June 2016: 11:00

Pretty Muddy Events

York, Knavesmire; Saturday 25th June 2016: From 10:00

About Race for Life

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in partnership with Tesco is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events which raise millions of pounds every year to help defeat cancer by funding life-saving research.
Race for Life is the UK’s largest women-only fundraising event series with over 300 events around the UK from May to the end of September.
Women and girls of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes from all over the UK join together to walk, jog or run to raise money to help beat over 200 types of cancer affecting men, women and children.  All women are welcome, regardless of whether they are taking part on their own or as part of a group.

  • It’s easy to take part and raise money as a group, with the introduction of a simple to use online group entry process.
  • In 2016, Cancer Research UK hopes to recruit 554,000 women and raise £55m to help fund life-saving work.
  • Women who sign up for 5k and 10k events in January can benefit from a specially reduced fee of £10.00.
  • The normal entry fee for the 5k and 10k events is  £14.99 for adults and £10 for girls under 16.  This covers the costs of staging the event series and means that money raised in sponsorship can go to help beat cancer.
  • Race for Life started as one event in 1994 at Battersea Park with 680 participants.

About Race for Life Pretty Muddy 

Pretty Muddy is a new addition to the Race for Life family of events which also includes the much-loved 5k and 10k events.

There will be 65 Pretty Muddy events across the UK.

Pretty Muddy is a women-only, non-competitive 5k obstacle course – with mud.

Open to women and girls over 13, of all fitness levels, Pretty Muddy isn’t about blood, sweat and tears – it’s about fun, friendship and fundraising to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Each Pretty Muddy event will have 8-10 obstacles, plus a few surprises in between. There will be a combination of messy and muddy obstacles, climbing obstacles and crawling obstacles.

The entry fee is £19.99 for adults and £10 for girls under 16. This covers the costs of staging the event series and means that money raised in sponsorship can go to help beat cancer.

Participants with pre-existing medical conditions are advised to seek advice from their doctor before registering.

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org.


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