Race for Life organisers hope for another big turnout at Houghton Hall event

Race for Life at Houghton. ANL-140723-115620009
Race for Life at Houghton. ANL-140723-115620009
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West Norfolk ladies are being urged to get the new year off to a great start by signing up now to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2015.

Every hour, three people are diagnosed with cancer in the East of England.

And that’s why Cancer Research UK is calling on women in the district to fight back against this devastating disease by entering the Race for Life 5k event at Houghton Hall at 7pm on Tuesday, July 21.

As well as raising funds for life-saving research, taking part in Race for Life is an easy way to be more active – perfect for those setting themselves a fitness goal as their New Year’s resolution.

Julie Braithwaite, Cancer Research UK’s King’s Lynn event manager, said: “We’re urging women of all ages, shapes and sizes to take on Race for Life in their region and sign up now.

“Race for Life is non-competitive. It’s not about being fit or fast. Most women are able to walk 5k in an hour while chatting and having fun. Or they can choose to jog, run or even dance around the course if they prefer.

“If you’re looking for an opportunity to get active in 2015 and shake off those January blues, there’s no better time to take on Race for Life. With fire in their bellies and trainers at the ready, we know that West Norfolk ladies are up for the challenge.”

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

Last year, 2,116 women took part in Race for Life at Houghton and raised a fantastic £91,658 well exceeding what had been hoped for. This year, organisers are looking for the same again.

Money raised through Race for Life allows Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists to advance research which is helping to save the lives of men, women and children across the East.

Julie said: “Race for Life is to celebrate those who are with us, and also remember those who are not. The atmosphere is electric, our participants are so inspiring and we’re calling on the women of West Norfolk to help make 2015 our best year yet.”

To enter Race for Life today go to raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.