Race for Life is back in Northampton this year...and now is the time to sign up!

Race For Life, Northampton
Race For Life, Northampton
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Northampton women are being encouraged to banish the winter blues by signing up now to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2017.

The charity is urging women of all ages, shapes and sizes to choose their event - Race for Life 5k, 10k or Pretty Muddy 5K,- and pledge to take part at Lydiard Park, Northampton.

Pretty Muddy is scheduled for Saturday 3rd June, whilst Race for Life 5k and 10k events take place on Sunday, June 4.

By signing up to Race for Life right now, women in Northampton will be playing their part in beating cancer.

Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.

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

Cara Waller, Cancer Research UK’s Northampton event manager, said: “Signing up to take part in Race for Life is a great way for women to set themselves a new and exciting challenge for 2017.

“Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course. Whether they’re planning a 5k amble with friends, a 10k sprint or a mud-splattered race around Pretty Muddy, every step women take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

“Every day, 69 people are diagnosed with cancer in the East Midlands. That’s why we’re calling on women in Northamptno to make 2017 a year to remember. Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Marathon and Hiking events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding life-saving research.

Last year, Race for Life Pretty Muddy took place for the first time in the town. The women-only, non-competitive 5k obstacle course - with an extra helping of mud - received a whole-hearted welcome from the thousands of women who took part.

Thanks to their enthusiasm, this exciting event will be returning and organisers are urging women to secure their place as soon as possible.

Cara continued: “We’re delighted to be able to bring Pretty Muddy back to Northampton as it’s a fantastic addition to our Race for Life family of events. It has all the fun and camaraderie of our much loved 5k and 10k events - but with added mud, thrills and spills.

“By taking part in Race for Life, women can make a real difference in the fight against cancer. Signing up is a great motivation for them to pull on their leggings, and limber up. We urge ladies to sign up right now and show their support.”