Teams at the ready for Race for Life 2013

132706a 'Some of the team from the Trafalgar Medical Practice Team who will be taking part in this years Race for Life 'Picture by Neil Silk'01/07/13
132706a 'Some of the team from the Trafalgar Medical Practice Team who will be taking part in this years Race for Life 'Picture by Neil Silk'01/07/13

Scarborough women are under starter’s orders for this year’s Race for Life in North Bay, which takes place on Wednesday.

The huge fundraiser will see more than 1,000 women - many dressed in pink - make their way along a 5K route from the Sea Life Centre, starting at 7.30pm.

One of the teams taking part will be a 15-strong group of doctors and staff from Trafalgar Medical Practice.

Louise Holbrook, practice manager, said: “It’s the first time we’ve done it together as a team. It’s for a very good cause.

“At the practice we see the effects of this every day. We usually support Pink Day and this was an extension of that. We’re in the business of making people better.”

Entry closes on July 14 and organisers are encouraging mums, daughters, grannies, sisters, friends and workmates who want to take part in the women-only event to sign up as soon possible at raceforlife.org

Organisers are also looking for volunteers to be marshals along the route and to help give out medals and water at the finish line.

Sarah Threadgall, event manager for Race for Life in Yorkshire said: “We are absolutely thrilled that so many women have entered Race for Life in Scarborough.

“But we still have places left so we are urging women to sign up as soon as possible.”

In 2012, 899 women took part in Race for Life in Scarborough for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work. This year, the charity hopes the 1,000-plus who have entered will hit a fundraising target of £50,000

By raising money through Race for Life, people in the city are helping Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists make advances in research which will help more men, women and children survive.

Women of all shapes, sizes, ages and levels of fitness take part in Race for Life. They come from different backgrounds and walks of life but they are united by their absolute determination to take on the disease and beat it.

Sarah continued: “Race for Life is non-competitive. So there’s no need to worry about being fit or fast. It doesn’t matter if you walk, jog or even dance your way around the course.

“There are over 200 cancers and we won’t give up until we find cures for them all. It’s fighting talk, and we mean every word we say.” Call 0845 600 6050 to enter.