Women are being urged to grab their last chance to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Burghley House as there is only a week left until registration closes.
Entry closes on Thursday for the event, which will be held on Sunday, June 1, and organisers are encouraging mums, daughters, grannies, sisters, friends and workmates who want to take part in the 5k and 10k events to sign up as soon as possible at www.raceforlife.org.
The event, which is run in partnership with Tesco, raises funds for Cancer Research UK.
Events manager Gemma Turpin said: “We are very grateful to the women who have already entered Race for Life in Stamford. But we still have a few places left so we are urging women to sign up as soon as possible. Race for Life is about thousands of women coming together to show cancer who’s boss.”
In 2013, 3,048 women took part in Race for Life in Stamford and helped raise an incredible £189,180 for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.
This year, the charity hopes the 3,100 who have entered will hit a fundraising target of £190,898.
Women of all shapes, sizes, ages and levels of fitness take part in Race for Life. Participants are encouraged to take along a bag of second hand goods for one of Cancer Research UK’s many shops.
Among those taking part is Clare Dalby and her daughter Amy, 10. They are taking part in memory of husband and father Mark, who died in February following a three-year battle with cancer aged 43.
The team, called the Dalbyettes, are already half way to hitting their £800 target and can be sponsored at www.justgiving.com/dalbyettes.
A team of Mercury staff and former staff will also be taking part in honour of reporter Rose Taylor, who is battling cancer.
To find out more visit www.justigiving.com/roses-ramblers4.
To enter Race for Life, visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.