Wakefield women - it’s time to sign up for this year’s Race for Life

Picture by Allan McKenzie/AMGP.co.uk - Press - Race For Life Wakefield 2014 - Thornes Park, Wakefield, England - 010614 - Race For Life Wakefield 2014.
Picture by Allan McKenzie/AMGP.co.uk - Press - Race For Life Wakefield 2014 - Thornes Park, Wakefield, England - 010614 - Race For Life Wakefield 2014.
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Women in Wakefield are being urged to kickstart their new year by signing up to the Race for Life 2015.

Entries are now open for the 5k or 10k events at 10.30am on Sunday, May 17, at Thornes Park Stadium.

The women-only events, which take place across the country, raise funds for Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading cancer charity. Last year, 1,975 women took part in Wakefield and raised a fantastic £104,500. This year, organisers are hoping 2,000 will help raise £137,000.

The Race for Life, run in partnership with Tesco, raises millions of pounds every year to help fund life-saving research into cancer.

Sarah Threadgall, Cancer Research UK’s Wakefield event manager, 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 Wakefield ladies are up for the challenge.

“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 Wakefield to help make 2015 our best year yet.”

To sign up for the event, visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0300 1230770.

Registration costs £14.99 for adults and £10 for children, to cover the cost of staging the events.