Race for Life’s pink army grows

Promoting the Race for life in Westborough. Katie Glossop,Georgina Thornton and Adam Lockton.pic Richard Ponter 151615b
Promoting the Race for life in Westborough. Katie Glossop,Georgina Thornton and Adam Lockton.pic Richard Ponter 151615b

The town’s women and girls are being asked to enlist in the pink army.

The Scarborough organisers of this year’s Race for Life are encouraging people to sign up to help raise money for the fight against cancer,

The date for Scarborough’s Race for Life is Wednesday July 15, starting from the Sea Life Centre at 7pm.

Latest figures show that every hour, three people are diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire.

That’s why Cancer Research UK is calling on Scarborough women to fight back against this devastating disease by entering the event, which offers a 5K or 10K option.

As well as raising funds for life-saving research, taking part in Race for Life is an easy way to be more active - perfect for those setting themselves a fitness goal as their New Year’s resolution.

Georgina Thornton, Cancer Research UK’s Scarborough event manager, said: “We’re urging women of all ages, shapes and sizes to take on Race for Life and sign up now.

“Race for Life is non-competitive. It’s not about being fit or fast. Most women are able to walk 5K in an hour while chatting and having fun. Or they can choose to jog, run or even dance around the course if they prefer.

“If you’re looking for an opportunity to get active in 2015 and shake off those January blues, there’s no better time to take on Race for Life. With fire in their bellies and trainers at the ready, we know that Scarborough ladies are up for the challenge.”

Last year, 1,300 women took part in Race for Life in Scarborough and raised over £64,000. To enter Race for Life today, or to find out more, go to raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.