set for race against cancer
On your marks, get set, go! It’s time to get your running
shoes and prepare for the inspirational Race for Life.
Thousands of women from
across the Black Country and West Midlands are being urged to take part in
Cancer Research UK’s 2008 fundraiser.
now open and the race organisers hope that up to 15,0000 women will put
their best foot forward in six races in Wolverhampton, Sandwell and Stafford
to race money for the cancer charity.
The popular annual
events, which allow women to run, jog or walk a 5km route, return to the
region in June and July.
year’s races were hugely successful with women of all ages and abilities
Many women who
take part do so for a personal reason; some are cancer survivors while
others take part in memory of or to celebrate the lives of loved ones
affected by cancer.
host two races in West Park on
June 18 and 19. Both start at 7pm.
Sandwell Valley Country Park
hosts races on June 8 at 11am and 2pm, while the Shugborough Estate, near
Stafford, hosts events on July 8 and 9, both starting at 7.30pm.
Organisers hope to
attract a total of 15,0000 women to the six races and raise more than
area event manager for Race for Life, said: “We hope this is an invitation
women can’t refuse. At Race for Life there are thousands of women of all
ages and abilities, shapes and sizes who will motivate and inspire each
other to complete the 5k course.
“Many simply walk
round, chatting and having fun, but all share and enjoy the incredible
sisterhood and spirit on the day.”
participants will be part of a total of 750,000 women from across the UK,
taking part in more than 260 events.
To enter Race for
Life 2008 or for more information, visit the race website
www.raceforlife.org/centralwest or call the hotline on 0871 641 2273.
If you want to be
included in the Dudley Ladies team then you must see Mary at the club ASAP