Women urged to get set for 2013 Leeds Race for Life



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Get on your marks – Race for Life is coming back to Leeds.

Women can now sign up for the Cancer Research UK charity runs which take place all over the region this spring and summer.

Organisers have issued a rallying cry to mums, daughters, sisters and grandmas and friends urging them to sign up and help beat cancer.

Leeds will host one of the flagship 5k events at Temple Newsam, as well as a longer 10k run.

Philippa Sharpe, Cancer Research UK’s Yorkshire and Humberside events manager and organiser of the Leeds event, said: “Come on ladies, please play your part by 
entering Race for Life in 
West Yorkshire today. Together, we can hit cancer where it hurts.

“There are over 200 cancers and we won’t give up until we find cures for them all.”

Last year, over 6,000 women took part in Race for Life in Leeds and raised £336,226.

This year, organisers want 7,100 participants to stride out at Temple Newsam to help raise £370,000 for vital research into cancer, which three people an hour are diagnosed with in Yorkshire.

Race for Life events are at Wakefield on June 2, Temple Newsam on June 22 and 23, Ilkley on July 14 and Pontefract on July 21, which also includes a 10k race.

To enter, go to: www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.