25 Jan

Race For Life Needs Girl Power

Women in Scotland are being encouraged to kick start 2018 and sign up for one of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life events. Organisers are appealing for women and girls to stride out to beat cancer sooner.

Races in Stirling and South Queensferry on 13 May will begin Race for Life’s calendar of events in Scotland. They will be closely followed by the Glasgow race on 20 May, while events in Dundee, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife and Perth will follow across the course of 2018.

Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog, or run around the course. Whether you plan on a 5k stroll, a fast paced 10k or a muddy splash around a Pretty Muddy course, every step will help to support life-saving research.

Lisa Adams, Cancer Research UK’s spokeswoman in Scotland, said: “January is the perfect time to commit to getting a little more active and take on a new fitness challenge.

“Race for Life offers the ultimate motivation. By taking part and raising money, participants will be helping to fund vital cancer research.

“Pledging to take part in Race for Life is a great incentive for women to pull on their trainers and join thousands of ladies across the UK who are coming together in the fight against cancer. Money raised is helping to drive research to help beat over 200 different types of cancer- so every person, step and penny raised makes a real difference.”

To enter Race For Life or for more information visit raceforlife.org.