Last chance to enter Race for Life in Leeds

Women taking part in Race for Life 2014 at Temple Newsam House. Picture by Tony Johnson.
Women taking part in Race for Life 2014 at Temple Newsam House. Picture by Tony Johnson.
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Fundraisers have less than two weeks to sign up and take part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life event at Temple Newsam this month.

Around 7,000 women have already joined a pink army of runners and walkers preparing to take on the 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy women-only events on the weekend of May 30 and 31.

Entry closes on May 29, so organisers are encouraging women to take part and raise vital money for Cancer Research UK.

Philippa Sharpe, event manager, said: “We are absolutely thrilled so many women have entered Race for Life events in Leeds. But we still have places left so we are urging women to sign up as soon as possible.”

Cancer Research UK, which receives no Government funding, hopes that 8,000 women and girls across the three noncompetitive events will stride out to help raise £272,600 for vital research.

The funds will support the charity to pay for doctors, nurses and scientists who are making advances which will help more men, women and children survive cancer.

Ms Sharpe added: “These events are all about the feel-good factor that comes from being part of the pink army as thousands of women come together to defeat cancer.”

To enter Race for Life visit or call 0300 1230770.

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