Make a last dash to join Race For Life

Time is running out for women wishing to take part in Cancer Research UK's Race For Life in Wigan.

Friday, 12th May 2017, 4:55 pm
Updated Monday, 15th May 2017, 9:23 am
The warm up before the Race For Life at Haigh Hall, Wigan, last year

There are already 400 women taking part in Wednesday’s fund-raiser at Haigh Woodland Park.

And organisers are encouraging more people to sign up before registration closes on Monday.

Polly O’Gorman, event manager for Race For Life in the North West, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that so many women have entered Race For Life events in Wigan.

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“But we still have places left so we are urging women to sign up right now and show their support.”

The event is not competitive and people can run or walk the 5km course at the Wigan beauty spot.

It has been held on Sundays in previous years, but has been moved to 7.30pm on Wednesday in a bid to tackle traffic problems.

Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.

The Race For Life is a series of women-only 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, marathon and hiking events which raise millions of pounds every year to fund research.

Polly said: “Taking part in Race For Life is a hugely moving experience thanks to our brave army of inspirational participants. Many will be remembering loved ones lost to cancer or celebrating the lives of people dear to them who have survived.

“We’re calling on ladies in Wigan of all ages, shapes and sizes to sign up right now and be part of a collective force of women who are united in their aim to beat cancer.”

To take part, go to or call 0300 123 0770.

Race For Life events will also be held at Pennington Flash on Sunday, June 4 and at Haydock Park Racecourse on Sunday, July 16.