WOMEN are being urged to spring into action and sign up for this year’s Race for Life in Bolton.

Entry is now open for Cancer Research UK’s huge event on Sunday, July 6, in Leverhulme Park, which last year saw 1,700 women put on their running shoes to raise cash to beat cancer.

This year organisers are hoping to smash last year’s £82,000 raised with a target of £105,000 and are calling for 1,800 women to take on the 5k distance.

Liz Booth, Cancer Research UK’s Bolton events manager, said: “We’re calling on Bolton’s mighty mums, gutsy grans, feisty friends and go-getting girls to join our formidable army and take on cancer at this year’s Race for Life.

“We know how committed Bolton women can be when they make up their minds to do something. We want to harness that power to stop cancer in its tracks, by raising money for life-saving research.

“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.”

Money raised allows the charity’s doctors, nurses and scientists to carry out vital research.

l To enter Race for Life Bolton go to raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.