The countdown is on to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Harrogate.
With just over two weeks to go until the big day, organisers are rallying local women to join the fight against cancer as fewer women than expected have registered for the life-saving fundraiser.
Organisers are calling on mums, daughters, sisters and friends to show their support and take part in the 5k and Pretty Muddy events at Ripley Castle on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July.
Entry closes on Thursday 13 July and women across the town can sign up right now at www.raceforlife.org
Emma Colbourne, Event Manager for Race for Life in Harrogate, said: We are absolutely thrilled that over 2,000 women have entered Harrogate’s Race for Life events across the weekend. But we still need more women to come forward, sign up and help beat cancer sooner. So we’re urging anyone who has been thinking about taking part to join the fight and sign up today.
Everyone is welcome and it’s still not too late to enter. This is a call-out to remind the women of Harrogate just how important their participation and contribution is.
One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Research is very expensive and the only way we can afford to fund it is with the help of our supporters. Money raised through Race for Life – whether it’s £10 or £100 – 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 raises millions of pounds every year to find new ways to tackle cancer.
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 almost £4 million last year in Yorkshire on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research – helping more men, women and children survive.
Emma added: 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.
We’re sending out a rallying cry to Harrogate women of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes to sign up right now and stand united in the fight against cancer.
To enter Race for Life visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.
Race for Life events in Yorkshire
5k Events in Yorkshire
- York Race For Life 5k, York Racecourse, Sunday 9th July at 11:00am
- Harrogate Race For Life 5k, Ripley Castle, Sunday 16th July, 11:00am
10k Events in Yorkshire
- York Race For Life 10k, York Racecourse, Sunday 9th July at 11:00am
Pretty Muddy Events in Yorkshire
- Harrogate Race For Life Pretty Muddy, Ripley Castle, Saturday 15th July, 10:00am
- York Race For Life Pretty Muddy, York Racecourse, Saturday 16th September from 10:00am
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, marathon and hiking events which raise millions of pounds every year to help defeat cancer by funding life-saving research.ly of events which also includes the much-loved 5k and 10k events.
There will be 74 Pretty Muddy events across the UK.