Still time to enter Bolton Race for Life 2014

Competitors cross the finish line at last year’s Race for Life

Action from last year's Race for Life

Action from last year's Race for Life

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , health reporter

WOMEN in Bolton are being urged to grab their last chance to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Entry closes on Friday 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 as possible at raceforlife.org.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k events which raises millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer.

Carrie Murphy, event manager for Race for Life for the North West, said: “We are very grateful to the women who have already entered Race for Life in Bolton. But we still have places left so we are urging women to sign up as soon as possible.”

In 2013, 1,753 women took part in Race for Life in Bolton and helped raise an incredible £82,245 for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

This year, the charity hopes the 1,800 who have entered will hit a fundraising target of £105,000.

By raising money through Race for Life, people are helping Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists make advances in research which will help more men, women and children survive.

Women of all shapes, sizes, ages and levels of fitness take part in the race.

Mrs Murphy added: “Race for Life is not competitive and it’s not about being fit or fast. It’s about thousands of women coming together to show cancer who’s boss.”

Women can boost their contribution to Cancer Research UK’s work by doing a “wardrobe work-out” before their event.

The charity is encouraging women 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.

Each bag of goods could help raise up to £30 for groundbreaking research.

Every participant receives a donation bag, along with a Gift Aid form, as part of their Race for Life entry pack.

To enter Race for Life, visit raceforlife.org or call 0845 6006050.

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