Race for Life

Where: Seven Brethren

When: Sun 5th Jul

Time: 11am onwards

How much: £1.00 +


NORTH DEVON women are being urged to get the New Year off to a great start by signing up now to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2015.

Every day, 85 people are diagnosed with cancer in the South West*. And that’s why Cancer Research UK is calling on women in North Devon to fight back against this devastating disease by entering Race for Life 5k or 10k at Seven Bretheren on Sunday 5 July at 11.00am.

As well as raising funds for life-saving research, taking part in Race for Life is an easy way to be more active – perfect for those setting themselves a fitness goal as their New Year’s resolution.

Ruth Chamings, Cancer Research UK’s Event Manager in Devon, said: “We’re urging women of all ages, shapes and sizes to take on Race for Life in their region and sign up now.

“Race for Life is non-competitive. It’s not about being fit or fast. Most women are able to walk 5k in an hour while chatting and having fun. Or they can choose to jog, run or even dance around the course if they prefer.

“If you’re looking for an opportunity to get active in 2015 and shake off those January blues, there’s no better time to take on Race for Life. With fire in their bellies and trainers at the ready, we know that North Devon ladies are up for the challenge.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k and 10k events which raises millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding life-saving research.

Last year, 1736 women took part in Race for Life 5k in Barnstaple, raising a fantastic £70,949. This year, organisers need 2200 women and girls to stride out in the 5k and new 10k to help raise vital funds for research.

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 Devon.

Cancer survival rates have doubled since the 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress. But more funds and more supporters are needed to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Ruth continued: “We’re calling on the brave ladies of North Devon to show their fighting spirit once more and take on cancer at this year’s event.

“Race for Life is to celebrate those who are with us, and also remember those who are not. The atmosphere is electric, our participants are so inspiring and we’re calling on the women of North Devon to help make 2015 our best year yet.”

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


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