Sign up for Race for Life to help beat cancer

A heartfelt invitation has gone out to all women in Harrogate urging them to enter Cancer Research UK's Race for Life.

Monday, 15th February 2016, 1:41 pm
Updated Monday, 15th February 2016, 2:45 pm
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Event organisers are asking women to make a date to beat cancer by signing up for a Race for Life 5k or Pretty Muddy event at Ripley Castle, Harrogate, over the weekend of July 9 and 10.

Georgina Thornton, Cancer Research UK’s Harrogate Events Manager, said: “Everyone who takes part in Race for Life, and raises money for life-saving research, will be playing a crucial role in helping more men, women and children survive cancer.

“They will be giving them the chance to have more time with the people they love and to create more precious memories together.”

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She added: “Pledging to take part in Race for Life, alongside thousands of like minded women, is incredibly motivating.

“The atmosphere on the day is full of emotion. Participants wear signs on their backs declaring their reasons for taking part. Many will be remembering loved ones lost to cancer or celebrating the lives of people dear to them who have survived.

“And as the cold, dark days of February drag on, knowing that they’ve signed up to Race for Life later in the year could help women of all shapes and sizes feel more inspired to stick to their resolutions to get a little bit fitter in 2016.

“With fire in their bellies and trainers at the ready, we know that women in Harrogate are up for the challenge.”

To enter Race for Life’s events visit or phone 03001230770.