Mum’s Army ready to Race for Life

Race for Life
Race for Life

Mothers and daughters are limbering up to take on this year’s Race for Life.

Participants may walk, jog, run, or even dance their way around the 5km or 10km route at Campbell Park, on Sunday, June 30.

Last year, 3,200 women took part in Race for Life Milton Keynes and raised a fantastic £229,000. This year, organisers are pushing for 3,400 participants to help beat last year’s total.

Race for Life is an annual event in which thousands of women join together to show their support for Cancer Research. They deck themselves out in pink attire and fancy dress to represent the signature Cancer Research symbol, and create an inspiring atmosphere.

The money raised by Race for Life is used to fund Cancer Research UK’s work which helps to save the lives of men, women and children diagnosed with cancer.

Cancer Research UK’s MK events manager, Gemma Kitching, said: “By signing up women will be able to stand together, side by side, on the start line in a defiant gesture to cancer.

“We want to recruit a formidable Mum’s Army, ready to take on cancer and win. We all know how committed mothers can be when they really make up their minds to do something, and we want to create a unique force that will stop cancer in its tracks.

“There are over 200 cancers and we won’t give up until we find cures for them all. It’s fighting talk, and we mean every word we say. Cancer, Milton Keynes’s mums are coming to get you.”

To get involved, apply online at