Sign up for Race for Life at Burghley House

The 2012 Race For Life at Burghley Park. 'Photo: MSMP020612-0201js
The 2012 Race For Life at Burghley Park. 'Photo: MSMP020612-0201js
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Women are being urged to join forces in the fight against cancer by signing up for Race for Life 2014 today.

The popular event will take place at Burghley House, near Stamford, on Sunday, June 1, starting ay 11am.

There will be 5k and 10k options and there is no pressure to run - women can either walk or jog.

The event is organised by Cancer Research UK, in partnership with Tesco, to raise vital funds for life-saving research.

Cancer Research UK’s Stamford events manager Gemma Turpin said: “We’re calling on Stamford’s mighty-mums, gutsy-grans, feisty friends and go-getting girls to join our formidable army and take on cancer at this year’s Race for Life.

“We know how committed Stamford women can be when they really make up their minds to do something. We want to harness that power to stop cancer in its tracks, by raising money for life-saving research.

“Race for Life is non-competitive. It’s not about being fit or fast. Most women are able to walk 5k in an hour while chatting and having fun. Or they can choose to jog, run or even dance around the course if they prefer.”

Last year, 3,048 women took part in Race for Life in Stamford and raised a fantastic £189,180.

This year, organisers are hoping 3,100 women and girls will take part and they have set a target of raising £190,898.

Cancer Research UK has also set an ambitious target of raising £50m at all its Race for Life events this year.

For those who can’t make the Stamford event, there will also be a 5k Race for Life at Ferry Meadows in Peterborough on Tuesday, July 8, at 7.30pm.

To enter Race for Life today go to or call 0845 600 6050.

The entry fee is £14.99 for adults and £10 for girls under 16. This covers the costs of staging the event series and means that money raised in sponsorship can go to help beat cancer.