Join Race for Life and help beat cancer scourge

Some of the runners in last year’s Race for Life event at Lister Park

Some of the runners in last year’s Race for Life event at Lister Park

First published in News by , T&A Reporter

Bradford women are being invited to put a spring in their step by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Organisers say taking part in Race for Life at Lister Park on Sunday, June 16, is a great way for women of all shapes and sizes to enjoy the outdoors and get a little more active.

Last year, 2,105 women took part in Race for Life in Bradford and raised £94,506. This year, organisers need 2,300 women and girls to stride out to help raise £105,000.

Philippa Sharpe, Cancer Research UK’s Bradford event manager, said: “Race for Life is not competitive and it’s not about being fit or fast. It’s about thousands of women coming together to show cancer who’s boss.

“You don’t need to pound the pavements or be decked out in Lycra to do your bit. Participants can choose to walk, jog, run or even dance their way around the course. Whichever way they reach the finish line, they are united by their determination to beat cancer.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k events which raise millions of pounds every year to fund research to help beat 200 types of cancer.

Although the number of people being diagnosed with cancer is going up – largely due to the fact that people are living longer and cancer is predominantly a disease of old age – the good news is that, thanks to research, survival rates have doubled in the past 40 years.

More people across the North are now beating the disease than ever before.

Free training plans for different levels of ability are available on the Race for Life website.

The six-week training plans are designed for walkers, joggers or runners. They feature guidance on warming up and stretching, as well as motivation.

To enter Race for Life events in Bradford, visit raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.

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2:46pm Fri 9 May 14

Freddy Elliot says...

Wife won't do it again from LIster Park, too many local males perving over the ladies in lycra. Would consider it from Leeds though.
Wife won't do it again from LIster Park, too many local males perving over the ladies in lycra. Would consider it from Leeds though. Freddy Elliot
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