Sign up now Stamford’s Race for Life event

A previous Race for Life event at Burghley House
A previous Race for Life event at Burghley House
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Women are being encouraged to sign up now to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life events at Burghley House.

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

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

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

There’s no better time for ladies to pull on their trainers, get a little more active and join like-minded women committed to the cause. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.

Fiona Murray, Cancer Research UK’s Stamford 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, around 90 people are diagnosed with cancer in the East of England. That’s why we’re calling on women in Stamford 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 Stamford. 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 now.

Fiona added: “We’re delighted to be able to bring Pretty Muddy back to Burghley House 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.”

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