Cheshire women are being urged to get down and dirty in the fight against cancer by signing up for exciting events from Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
Tatton Park has been chosen to host Race for Life Pretty Muddy 10K for the first time on Saturday 24 June – alongside Pretty Muddy 5K, with Race for Life 5K and 10K on Sunday 25 June.
Reaseheath College will be holding Pretty Muddy 5K for the first time on Sat 20 September.
Pretty Muddy is a women-only, non-competitive 5k and 10k obstacle course – with added mud, thrills and spills.
By signing up to Race for Life right now, women in Cheshire will be playing their part in beating cancer.
It’s time for ladies in the North West to pull on their trainers, limber up 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.
Laura Taylor, Cancer Research UK’s North West Event Manager, said: “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.
“Pretty Muddy has all the fun and camaraderie of our much loved 5k and 10k events – but with an extra helping of mud. Our mud-splattered supporters give it their all and the atmosphere is electric as women of all ages, shapes and sizes unite to beat cancer.
“Every day, around 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West*. That’s why we’re calling on women to sign up right now. By taking part in Race for Life, they can make a real difference. Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”
Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work relies on the public’s support. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity was able to spend over £23 million last year in North West on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research – helping more men, women and children survive.
“By taking part in Race for Life, women can make a real difference in the fight against cancer. Signing up is a great motivation for them to pull on their leggings, limber up and banish the winter blues. We urge ladies to sign up right now and show their support.”
To enter Race for Life Pretty Muddy today go to raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.
Get a £4.99 discount on places to Tatton park 5K and 10K event by using our code ELA51017
Top 10 things to know about Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life
- Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is a series of fun and inspiring women-only events raising money for research into around 200 types of cancer affecting men, women and children.
- Race for Life started as one event in 1994 at Battersea Park with 680 participants. Today, it is the UK’s largest women-only fundraising event series with over 350 events around the UK from May to October.
- Every year, women and girls of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes from all over the UK join together to take part in Race for Life either on their own or as part of a group.
- There are lots of different events to choose from including 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half Marathon, Marathon and Hiking challenges.
- Race for Life events are non-competitive – taking part is not about being fit or fast and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course.
- Money raised through Race for Life allows Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists to advance research which is helping to save the lives of men, women and children across the North West.
- Participants can make sure they look the part on event day with the official Race for Life merchandise range – from slogan t-shirts and sweaters to wristbands and accessories.
- Volunteers play a vital part in the success of all Race for Life events across the UK – there are lots of roles to choose from, which are open to men as well as women.
- In 2017, Cancer Research UK hopes to recruit 475,000 women and raise £48m to help fund life-saving research.
- Signing up to take part couldn’t be easier – simply visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.
About Race for Life
- Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, marathon and hiking events which raise millions of pounds every year to help defeat cancer by funding life-saving research.
- Race for Life is the UK’s largest fundraising event series with over 350 events around the UK from May to October.
- Women and girls of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes from all over the UK join together to walk, jog or run to raise money to help beat over 200 types of cancer affecting men, women and children. All women are welcome, regardless of whether they are taking part on their own or as part of a group.
- It’s easy to take part and raise money as a group, with the introduction of a simple to use online group entry process.
- In 2017, Cancer Research UK hopes to recruit 475,000 women and raise £48m to help fund life-saving work.
- Race for Life started as one event in 1994 at Battersea Park with 680 participants.
About Race for Life Pretty Muddy, Hike and Marathon
- Pretty Muddy, Race Hike, Race Half and full marathons are fairly new additions to the Race for Life family of events which also includes the much-loved 5k and 10k events.
- There will be 74 Pretty Muddy events across the UK.
- Pretty Muddy is a women-only, non-competitive 5k and 10k obstacle course – with mud.
- Open to women and girls over 13, of all fitness levels, Pretty Muddy isn’t about blood, sweat and tears – it’s about fun, friendship and fundraising to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
- Each Pretty Muddy event will have 7-10 obstacles, plus a few surprises in between. There will be a combination of messy and muddy obstacles, climbing obstacles and crawling obstacles.
- The entry fee is £19.99 for adults and £10 for girls under 16. This covers the cost of staging the event series and means that money raised in sponsorship can go to help beat cancer.
- Participants with pre-existing medical conditions are advised to seek advice from their doctor before registering.
About Cancer Research UK
- Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.
- Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
- Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research. Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on vital donations from the public.
- Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last forty years.
- Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years.
- Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
- Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.