Last chance to enter Race for Life

Gillian Alker,Julie Barton, Karen Rotherham and Emma Martin get tough with cancer campaign and all taking part in the Race for Life

Gillian Alker,Julie Barton, Karen Rotherham and Emma Martin get tough with cancer campaign and all taking part in the Race for Life

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WIGAN women are being urged to grab their last chance to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Haigh Hall.

There are just two weeks left until registration closes, and already hundreds of women have signed up for the race including a team from Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust (WLCT).

Emma Martin, Specialist Activity Officer, WLCT, said: “WLCT’s Active Living Team are proud to be working in partnership with Race for Life and encouraging Wigan and Leigh’s residents to take part in more physical activity, and at the same time raising money for a good cause.

“The Race for Life events have proved to be a great inspiration for participants from our weight management service, Lose Weight Feel Great, to maintain their new-found active lifestyles and achieve their goals.

“And this year our Active Outdoors team has helped participants train with special Get Ready for Race for Life sessions around the Borough.

“This is our fourth year supporting Race for Life and we know it will be an amazing day as always. Our participants can’t wait to stand at the start line and do their best for Cancer Research UK. It’s not too late to sign up for the Race for Life events and get training with the Active Outdoors programme.”

Anyone who wants to get more active or lose some weight, whatever their age or ability, should visit website www.getactivewiganandleigh.co.uk or ring 01942 488481 to find out what activities are available.

Some 1,320 women have already joined the formidable army who are ready to take on cancer on Sunday, May 12 and there are just 500 places left.

Entry closes soon and organisers are encouraging mums, daughters, grannies, sisters, friends and workmates who want to take part in the 5k women-only event to sign up as soon possible at raceforlife.org.

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

Liz Booth, Event Manager for Race for Life in the North West, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that so many women have entered Race for Life in Wigan. But we still have places left so we are urging women to sign up as soon as possible.”

Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking research but with help from the people of Wigan the charity intends to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.