Women urged to enter Race for Life in Stamford

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WOMEN are being urged to pull on their running shoes and sign up for Race for Life today.

The Stamford Versus Cancer event will take place at Burghley House on Sunday, May 13, and there are 5km and 10km routes to choose from.

The annual event raises thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK.

Organisers are hoping 3,000 women will walk, jog or run the 5km route but so far only 1,213 women have signed up. And 349 women are taking on the 10km route but organisers are hoping to get that 600 women will take part.

Organisers want to top the £202,478 which was raised from the Stamford event last year and hit a £213,000 target.

All women, no matter what their age, shape or size, can take part, as individuals or groups.

On the day there will be a pre-race warm-up, as well as a range of stalls before the race starts.

Cancer Research UK’s east events manager Gemma Turpin said there was no reason not to sign up as most women are able to walk 5km within an hour.

She said: “We are very grateful to everyone who took part in Race for Life in Stamford last year and in the past. Thanks to them Cancer Research UK has been able to fund much-needed research.

“But the battle against cancer never stops and for this reason we need them to return to the fight in 2012 and bring new recruits with them.

“Please enter Race for Life in Stamford today.”

The 5km route and 10km route will start at the same time with the long-distance runners taking in more of Burghley Park’s extensive grounds before rejoining the route.

As well as the Stamford event, Race for Life will also be held at Ferry Meadows in Peterborough on Tuesday, July 10, at 7.30pm.

To take part visit www.raceforlife.org or phone 0871 641 1111. The registration fee is £14.99 for adults and £10 for girls aged under 16.