Thousands of women set to Race for Life in 2015 to battle cancer

2014 Race for Life. Having a great time for charity.pic Richard Ponter 142914kk
2014 Race for Life. Having a great time for charity.pic Richard Ponter 142914kk
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The date for Scarborough’s Race for Life event in 2015 has been revealed as Wednesday July 15 starting from the Sea Life Centre at 7pm.

Women are being asked to get the New Year off to a great start by signing up for the popular event.

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.”

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

Last year, over 1,300 women took part in Race for Life in Scarborough and raised over £64,000. This year, organisers need well over 1,400 women and girls across Scarborough to stride out to help raise over £80,000.

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