Are you looking for a running themed Christmas present? If you are Cancer Research UK may have an ideal gift - a pre-paid place in the charity's Race for Life 2010 series. For the first time, Race for Life pre-paid places are available online. Costing £12.99, they cover the entry fee to Race for Life and come with a voucher code, entitling the recipient to take part next year.
Women with pre-paid entry will get advance notice so they can go-online and secure a place at their preferred location as soon as the Race for Life website goes live on January 11, 2010.
Cancer Research UK's Race for Life is the UK's largest women only fundraising series where women everywhere are invited to do something amazing and come together to walk, jog or run 5k and raise money to help beat cancer. In 2009, over 51,000 women took part in Race for Life events across Scotland and so far they have raised an incredible £3,320,000 to help fund cancer Research UK's life-saving research.
Olivia McLean, Event Manager for Race for Life, told www.scottishrunningguide.com:
"Race for Life's new online pre-paid places offer people the ideal solution to the annual gift dilemma of what to buy their mum, sister, daughter, niece or best friend for Christmas. The feel-good factor that comes from preparing to walk, jog or run the 5k, and then sharing in the spirit of sisterhood and pride on the day, will last far longer than turkey and tinsel!"
"Race for Life has a fantastic atmosphere with women of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness abilities coming together to make a positive difference to the lives of people touched by cancer. They motivate and inspire each other to complete the 5k, with many simply walking round, chatting and having fun."
Cancer Research UK spends over £30 million each year in Scotland supporting the work of scientists, doctors and nurses who are dedicated to curing cancer by understanding its causes and investigating how best to prevent and treat it.
To book a pre-pay place now in Cancer Research UK's Race for Life, click here.