New muddy Race for Life event comes to Preston

Photo Ian Robinson'Race for Life event at Moor Park in Preston
Photo Ian Robinson'Race for Life event at Moor Park in Preston
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Preston women are being urged to fight dirty when it comes to conquering cancer - by signing up now for a new event at Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

The city has been chosen to host one of just four Race for Life Pretty Muddy events taking place in the North West this summer.

Pretty Muddy is a women-only, non-competitive 5k obstacle course. It will take place for the first time in the city at Moor Park on Saturday July 18.

Open to women and girls over 13, of all fitness levels, the Pretty Muddy event will have 8-10 obstacles, plus a few surprises in between. There will be a combination of messy and muddy obstacles, climbing obstacles and crawling obstacles.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life family of events also includes the 5k and 10k courses, which thousands of women will take on at the same venue on Sunday May 24 to raise money for life-saving research.

Maria Montgomery, Cancer Research UK’s Preston event manager, said: “We’re so excited about launching Race for Life Pretty Muddy in Preston. The event is taking place in the city for the first time and we’re calling on local ladies to sign up now. We’ve no doubt that they’ve got the fighting spirit to get down and dirty in the bid to beat cancer sooner.

“Pretty Muddy promises all the fun and camaraderie of our much loved 5k and 10k events – just with an extra serving of mud.

“Race for Life events are not competitive. They are not about being fit or fast. Women can complete the Pretty Muddy course at their own pace, climbing, jumping, walking and laughing their way around. It’s about an army of women coming together in the fight against cancer.

To enter visit: raceforlife.org.

• Are you taking part in Race for Life in Preston? Share your stories with Laura Wild on laura.wild@lep.co.uk