Get on your marks for Race for Life
Date: 29/04/2012. Story submitted by: SuzanneRutter
Submitted by: SuzanneRutter
With just 10 weeks to go until Sheffield city centre turns pink for the Cancer Research Race for Life, organisers are encouraging women to take part.
Signing up for Race for Life is the ideal way for women of all ages, shapes and sizes to motivate themselves to become more active as they get ready to walk, jog or run the 5k route on Sunday, July 15.
Last year, 6380 women took part in the Sheffield road race and raised £304,390. This year, Cancer Research UK hope to raise £320,000 for vital research into 200 types of cancer.
Peter Foster, Sheffield Marketing Manager for Race for Life, said: “We know many women want to take part in Race for Life but are worried about completing the course. But Race for Life is not competitive and it’s not about being fast or fit. Instead, it’s a celebration of sisterhood and hope. The atmosphere at Race for Life is electric.
“Most women can walk 5k in an hour while chatting and having fun. And in that same period of time, around three people* will be diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire and the Humber. Taking part in Race for Life is a remarkable opportunity to change the lives and future of people with the disease.”
Race for Life raises millions of pounds every year for life-saving research into 200 types of cancer – helping men, women and children across Yorkshire and the Humber survive.
To help women get ready for the Sheffield event, which begins at Arundel Gate at 9am, there are free training plans for different levels of ability on the Race for Life website. They feature guidance on warming up and stretching, as well as motivation.
To enter Race for Life call 0871 641 1111.
Address: Arundel Gate Sheffield South Yorkshire S1 2PN
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