Horsham women are being urged to pop on their trainers and start training for one of the town’s biggest charity races.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is returning to Horsham Park this summer and the charity is urging woman to sign up and show cancer who’s boss.
The 5k and 10k events will be held on Sunday June 5 and registration is open to people who want an extra motivation to get fitter this new year.
Jenny Ainsworth, Cancer Research UK’s Horsham 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 likeminded 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 however, survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding life-saving research.
Last year, 1,300 women took part in Race for Life in Horsham, raising £90,000 for the cause and this year organisers are aiming to get 1,500 women and girls to stride out to help raise £100,000.
Money raised through Race for Life allows Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists to advance research which is helping to save the lives of men, women and children across Sussex.
Jenny continued: “Race for Life is an amazing way to celebrate everyone we love who has survived cancer. It’s also an emotional and moving way to pay tribute to those dear to us whose lives have been cut short by the disease.
“Our participants make Race for Life a truly uplifting, inspiring experience. That’s why we’re calling on women of all ages to sign up now to their event in Horsham and pledge to stand together, shoulder to shoulder, on the front line against cancer. Together, we can unleash a powerful fighting spirit to stop cancer in its tracks.”
Women who sign up for 5k and 10k events in January can benefit from a specially reduced fee of £10.00.
To enter Race for Life today visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.
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