Sign up for Burnley’s 2015 Race For Life

The Race For Life events team visit Towneley ahead of the 2015 event. 'Pictured at Towneley, from the left are: Annette Quarry, Charlotte Bailey, Jennifer Ward and Laura Bailey.
The Race For Life events team visit Towneley ahead of the 2015 event. 'Pictured at Towneley, from the left are: Annette Quarry, Charlotte Bailey, Jennifer Ward and Laura Bailey.

Women are being urged to grab their last chance to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Towneley Hall as there is less than two weeks until registration closes.

More than 700 women have already joined a “pink army” ready to take on cancer a week on Sunday.

Entry closes at midnight on Friday, June 12th, and organisers are encouraging women of all ages who want to take part in the 5k and 10k women-only events, to sign up as soon possible.

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Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events which raises millions of pounds every year.

Rhian Coathup, Event Manager for Race for Life in the North-West, said: “We are thrilled that so many women have entered Race for Life in Burnley, but we still have places left.”

In 2014, 1000 women took part and helped raise £51,000. This year, they hope to beat that to help Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists make advances in research which will help more people survive.

The atmosphere will be full of emotion as participants wear signs on their backs declaring their reasons for taking part. Many will be remembering loved ones who have died. Race for Life is not competitive and you can walk, jog, or run around the course if you like. It is all about the feel-good factor that comes from being part of the “pink army”.

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The charity is also encouraging women to bag up clothes, books and accessories they no longer use and take them to the Donation Station at Towneley.

Each bag of goods could help raise up to £25 for research. Every participant receives a donation bag, along with a Gift Aid form. To enter visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.