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Race for life

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HARROGATE women are being encouraged to make a New Year’s resolution with a difference by signing up now to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2017.

January is a great time to embark upon a new challenge and the charity is urging women of all ages, shapes, and sizes to choose their event - Race for Life 5k or Pretty Muddy - and pledge to take part at Ripley Castle, Harrogate.

The 5k event takes place on Sunday 16 July and Pretty Muddy is scheduled for Saturday 15 July.

By signing up to Race for Life right now, women in Harrogate will be playing their part in beating cancer.

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There’s no better time for ladies in Yorkshire to pull on their trainers, get a little more active and join like-minded women committed to the cause. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.

Emma Colbourne, Cancer Research UK’s Harrogate Event Manager, said: “Signing up to take part in Race for Life is a great way for women to set themselves a new and exciting challenge for 2017.

“Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course. Whether they’re planning a 5k gamble with friends, a 10k sprint or a mud-splattered race around Pretty Muddy, every step women take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

“Every day, 80 people are diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire*. That’s why we’re calling on women in Harrogate to make 2017 a year to remember. Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”

One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Marathon and Hiking events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding life-saving research.

Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work relies on the public’s support. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity was able to spend nearly £4 million last year in Yorkshire on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research - helping more men, women, and children survive.

Last year, Race for Life Pretty Muddy took place for the first time in the town. The women-only, non-competitive 5k obstacle course - with an extra helping of mud - received a wholehearted welcome from the thousands of women who took part. 


Thanks to their enthusiasm, this exciting event will be returning and organizers are urging women to secure their place as soon as possible. 

Emma continued: “We’re delighted to be able to bring Pretty Muddy back to Harrogate as it’s a fantastic addition to our Race for Life family of events. It has all the fun and camaraderie of our much loved 5k event - but with added mud, thrills and spills.

“By taking part in Race for Life, women can make a real difference in the fight against cancer. Signing up is a great motivation for them to pull on their leggings, limber up and kick-start the New Year. We urge ladies to sign up right now and show their support.”

 To enter Race for Life today visit or call 0300 123 0770.