Appeal to women to sign up to charity race

Race 4 Life in Reading 20145k and 10k eventsPhotography by Danny Fitzpatrick /
Race 4 Life in Reading 20145k and 10k eventsPhotography by Danny Fitzpatrick /

Following this year’s launch of a popular charity race, Scarborough women are being urged to kick start the New Year by signing up.

Cancer Research is calling on women of all shapes and sizes to show cancer who’s boss by entering its Race for Life 5k or 10k events at the Sea Life Centre, Scarborough.

The event takes place on Wednesday July 13 and women who enter in January can benefit from a specially reduced fee of £10 and will be creating their own compelling goal to aim for.

Georgina Thornton, Cancer Research UK’s Scarborough Event Manager, said: “Signing up to take part in Race for Life is a great way for women to commit to get a little more active.

“Race for Life events are non-competitive. Taking part is not about being fit or fast and participants can choose to walk, jog, or run around the course. The atmosphere is incredibly supportive. Pledging to take part, alongside thousands of like minded women, is a great motivation to get fitter. Planning to raise money for life-saving research could prove more of an incentive to get up and get moving than the usual New Year’s resolution to shift the post-Christmas pounds.”

One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s.

This year, organisers need 1,250 women and girls to stride out to help raise £65,000.

To enter Race for Life today visit or call 0300 123 0770.