CHESHIRE women inspired by the heroic effort of participants at yesterday’s Virgin Money London Marathon (22 April) are being urged to take on their own fitness challenge by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
Unlike the Virgin Money London Marathon, women signing up to Race for Life in Cheshire don’t need to train for months or be super fit to take part. Instead, they can participate in the 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy or Half Marathon events at their own pace, either walking, jogging or running their way around the course.
In Cheshire, women of all ages and abilities can take part in Race for Life 5k, 10k & Pretty Muddy at Tatton Park on 23 and 24 June.
And for those who want to push themselves further, but still within a supportive atmosphere, there’s the opportunity to enter Race for Life’s women-only half marathon – with seven events taking place across the UK including a brand-new event at Cholmondeley Castle, near Chester on Sunday 22 July.
Laura Cass, Cancer Research UK’s Cheshire Event Manager, said: “Many of us watch the Virgin Money London Marathon on TV and feel hugely motivated by the inspiring stories and unwavering determination of the participants. This year, we’re encouraging women to follow the lead of the marathon runners and take on their own fitness challenge by signing up to Race for Life in Cheshire.
“Women of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities can take part. Whether they’re planning a 5k walk with friends, a 10k jog or the challenge of a half marathon, it’s not about being first to the finish line; it’s about coming together to beat cancer sooner.”
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half Marathon and Hiking events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding crucial research.
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. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.
Laura continued: “Every day, 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West*. That’s why we’re urging women in Cheshire to sign up right now at raceforlife.org.
“By signing up to Race for Life, women across the North West will make a real difference in the fight against cancer. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives.
“Taking part in Race for Life is a hugely moving experience – full of fun, emotion, tears and laughter. The passion and energy of our participants is truly inspiring as women unite to give their all to the cause. Whatever the distance – whether it’s 5k or 21k – every step participants take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”
To enter Race for Life today visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.
* Approximation based on annual average figure of around 34,000 cases of all cancers (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) diagnosed between 2012-2014 in North West region.
SET YOURSELF A NEW GOAL WITH RACE FOR LIFE HALF MARATHON IN CHESHIRE
WOMEN in Cheshire are being urged to limber up and take on the Race for Life Half Marathon at Cholmondeley Castle on Sunday 21 July.
Race for Life Half Marathon is 13.1 miles (or 21k), and is the perfect challenge for women who have previously taken part in a Race 10k event and want to push themselves one step further.
Participants can take part however they want – whether they run, jog or walk. At all half marathon events, there are regular re-fuelling stations – featuring food, drink and expert advice to help motivate and re-energise runners as they make their way around the course.
Women who sign up to Race for Life Half Marathon will also receive a season pass that provides free access to unlimited Race for Life 5k and 10k events to help with their training.
Race for Life events in the North West
Stockport – 13th May
Tatton Park – 24th June
Tatton Park – 24th June
Tatton Park – 23rd June
Pretty Muddy Kids
Warrington – 6th May
Manchester – 14th July
Cholmondeley Castle – 22nd July
Lake District – 19th May
Hadrian’s Wall – 9th June
About Race for Life
- Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half Marathon and Hiking 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 fundraising event series with over 380 events around the UK.
- Women and girls of all ages and abilities from all over the UK join together to raise money to help beat over 200 types of cancer affecting men, women and children.
- In 2018, Cancer Research UK hopes to recruit 400,000 women and raise £38m to help fund life-saving work.
- Race for Life started as one event in 1994 at Battersea Park with 680 participants.
About Race for Life Pretty Muddy, Hike and Half Marathon
- Pretty Muddy, Pretty Muddy Kids, Race Hike and Race Half Marathon are additions to the Race for Life family of events which also includes the much-loved 5k and 10k events.
- Pretty Muddy is a women-only, non-competitive 5k and 10k muddy obstacle course. The event is open to women and girls over 13, of all fitness levels.
- The entry fee is £19.99 for adults and £10 for girls under 16. This covers the cost of staging the event series and means that money raised in sponsorship can go to help beat cancer.
- Pretty Muddy Kids is a new exciting obstacle course designed just for children – with added mud, thrills and spills.
- The entry fee for Pretty Muddy Kids is £10.00. The event is open to boys and girls aged from 5 to 12 years old and there is a minimum height requirement of 1.2m. All children must be accompanied by a supervising adult, who have free entry to the event.
- Race for Life Hike events are one-day, long distance walking challenges taking place at iconic locations across the UK. The entry fee is £30.00.
- Race for Life Half Marathon is 13.1 miles (or 21k) and participants can choose to run, jog or walk around the course. The entry fee is £29.99.
About Cancer Research UK
- Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.
- Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
- Cancer Research UK receives no funding from the UK government for its life-saving research. Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on vital donations from the public.
- Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years.
- Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years.
- Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
- Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.