More than a thousand sign up for Preston’s Race for Life

RACE: People taking part in last year's event in Moor Park, Preston
RACE: People taking part in last year's event in Moor Park, Preston
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More than 1,000 women have signed up to take part in Race for Life in Preston.

And today organisers are urging ladies to help them fill the spaces they have left.

Our 10K event is aimed at ladies who have perhaps done 5K before and fancy a new challenge and our Pretty Muddy 5k assault course is a great one to do in a team and comes with obstacles

Alison Barbuti

This year in Preston there is a 5k and 10k in Moor Park on May 24 and then in July there is a new Pretty Muddy event at the same venue.

Last year, 1,926 women took part in Race for Life in Preston and raised £110,000.

Alison Barbuti, Cancer Research UK spokesman for Preston, said the sign up rate is “really promising.”

She added: “But we still have plenty of spaces left and we’re urging ladies who have been thinking about taking part but who haven’t got round to it yet to sign up now.

“By signing up you’ll be doing something extra special and helping to boost life-saving research.

“As well as the usual 5K in Preston, we have two new events launching in Preston this year, so there’s different options for ladies who haven’t signed up yet.

“Our 10K event is aimed at ladies who have perhaps done 5K before and fancy a new challenge and our Pretty Muddy 5k assault course is a great one to do in a team and comes with obstacles – including climbing frames, a cargo nets a slide and extra mud.”

Charlotte Bailey, Cancer Research UK’s Preston Marketing Manager, added: “Race for Life events are not competitive. They are not about being fit or fast. It’s about an army of women crossing the finish line together in the fight against cancer. Whether you’re a running pro or novice, every step you take around the course will help bring us one step closer to the day when all cancers are cured.”

To enter Race for Life today go to raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.