Worksop: Join this year’s Race for Life and fight back against cancer

Race For Life at Clumber Park, runners leave the start (w130624-1l)
Race For Life at Clumber Park, runners leave the start (w130624-1l)

Every hour, around three people are diagnosed with cancer in the East Midlands- and that’s why Cancer Research is calling on Worksop women to fight back against the disease by taking part in Race for Life.

Participants can choose between a 5k, 10k or Pretty Muddy run at Clumber Park over the weekend beginning Friday 19th June.

This year, organisers need 13,400 women and girls to stride out to help raise £578,000 in funds.

Sarah Threadgall, Cancer Research UK’s Clumber Park event manager, said: “If you’re looking for an opportunity to get a little or a lot more active in 2015, this is the time to enter to Race for Life.”

“With fire in their bellies and trainers at the ready, we know that Worksop ladies are up for the challenge.”

“Race for Life events are non-competitive. Taking part is not about being fit or fast and participants can choose to walk, jog, run or even dance around the course if they prefer. Pledging to take part in your chosen event, alongside thousands of like minded women, is incredibly motivating.”

Last year, Race for Life Pretty Muddy took place for the first time at Clumber. The new women-only, non-competitive 5k obstacle course received a whole-hearted welcome from the thousands of women who took part.Thanks to their enthusiasm, the event will be returning and organisers are urging women to secure their places.

Money raised through Race for Life allows Cancer Research UK’s scientists to advance research and help save the lives of men, women and children across the East Midlands.

“Our participants are so inspiring and we’re calling on the women of Worksop to help make 2015 our best year yet,” Sarah added.

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