Time running out to enter Wakefield’s Race for Life 2014

Wakefield Race for Life, Thornes Park.
Wakefield Race for Life, Thornes Park.

Time is running out to enter this year’s Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

The women-only event will be held at Thornes Park on Sunday June 1 at 10.30am.

But the closing date for applications is just under two weeks away.

Entry closes on Thursday May 29 and organisers are asking women who want to take part in the 5k and 10k runs to sign up as soon as possible.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is a series of 5k and 10k events which raises millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner.

Sarah Threadgall, event manager for Race for Life in Yorkshire, said: “We are very grateful to the women who have already entered Race for Life in Wakefield.

“But we still have places left so we are urging women to sign up as soon as possible.”

In 2013, 2,000 women took part in Race for Life in Wakefield and raised £100,000.

This year, organisers need 2,500 women and girls to stride out to help raise more than £130,000.

Women can boost their contribution to Cancer Research UK’s work by doing a ‘wardrobe work-out’ before their event. The charity is encouraging them to sort out and bag up hidden treasures such as quality clothes, books and accessories they no longer use and take them to the Donation Station at Race for Life.

To enter Race for Life, go to: www.raceforlife.org or call: 0845 600 6050.