Cancer Research UK announce the date of the 2015 Race for Life in Northampton

Northampton Race for Life will be held on June 7 this year
Northampton Race for Life will be held on June 7 this year
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The 2015 Race for Life in Northampton will take place in Abington Park in June.

The annual event, organised by Cancer Research UK, will be held on Sunday June 7 at Abington Park where runners can take on the 5k or 10k challenge.

Michelle Leighton, Cancer Research UK’s Northampton event manager, said: “We’re urging women of all ages, shapes and sizes to take on Race for Life in their region and sign up now.

“Race for Life is non-competitive. It’s not about being fit or fast. Most women are able to walk 5k in an hour while chatting and having fun. Or they can choose to jog, run or even dance around the course if they prefer.

“If you’re looking for an opportunity to get active in 2015 and shake off those January blues, there’s no better time to take on Race for Life. With fire in their bellies and trainers at the ready, we know that Northampton ladies are up for the challenge.”

Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, raises millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding life-saving research for the 67 people which are diagnosed with the disease every day in the East Midlands.

Last year, 4830 women took part in Race for Life in Northampton and raised a fantastic £271,000. This year, organisers need 4900 women and girls to stride out to help raise £283,000.

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 Northamptonshire.

Cancer survival rates have doubled since the 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress. But more funds and more supporters are needed to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Michelle continued: “We’re calling on the brave ladies of Northampton to show their fighting spirit once more and take on cancer at this year’s event.

“Race for Life is to celebrate those who are with us, and also remember those who are not. The atmosphere is electric, our participants are so inspiring and we’re calling on the women of Northampton to help make 2015 our best year yet.”

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