Getting in the pink and in the running

editorial image

RUNNERS are gearing up for this year’s Race for Life

So far 3,000 women, with a spring in their step, have signed up to the event to be held at The Bowl on Saturday, June 11.

Last summer 5,650 women took part and raised a commendable £329,302. This year, charity organisers are hoping more than 8,000 women will ‘put their best feet forward’ and take part in the race, with a finish line goal of £655,364, and a nationwide goal of £80 million.

As the UK’s largest women-only fund-raising event, with all money raised going straight to Cancer Research, it invites all women to band together and either jog or run the 5k or 10k course in their efforts to beat cancer.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life event manager in Milton Keynes, Victoria Meikle, said: “Race for Life is a unique celebration of sisterhood and pride. The atmosphere is amazing, with women from all walks of life coming together to make a positive difference to people affected by cancer.

“They motivate and inspire each other to complete the course with many simply walking round, chatting and having fun.

“We need our Race for Life regulars, as well as women who took part years ago, to join together with many new faces to help save more lives.”

Every hour, around five people are diagnosed with Cancer in the South East, but Race For Life and Cancer Research are putting in their best efforts to ensure ‘more people are beating it than ever before’

Victoria added: “Cancer Research UK’s work is at the heart of that progress. By helping to raise money through Race for Life, our supporters are turning hope into reality.”

Entry is just £14.99 and women can sign up at or by calling 0871 641 1111.