Taking part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Hudson’s Field, Salisbury on Sunday 29th June is a great way for women of all shapes and sizes to enjoy the outdoors and get a little more active as they prepare for the 5k event.
Committing to take part, and encouraging their mums, grans, daughters, sisters and friends to join them, gives participants a target to aim for, in terms of getting a bit fitter and raising money to beat cancer sooner.
Maxine Bateman, Cancer Research UK’s Salisbury Event Manager, said: “Race for Life is not competitive and it’s not about being fit or fast. It’s about thousands of women coming together to show cancer who’s boss.
“You don’t need to pound the pavements or be decked out in Lycra to do your bit. Participants can choose to walk, jog, run or even dance their way around the course. Whichever way they reach the finish line, they are united by their determination to beat cancer.”
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k events which raises millions of pounds every year to fund research to help beat 200 types of cancer.
Last year, 2313 women took part in Race for Life in Salisbury and raised a fantastic £115,825. This year, organisers need 2400 women and girls to take part and help raise £120,000 for vital research.
Maxine added: “You don’t need to embark upon a tough training regime – unless you really want to! A gentle walk is a great form of exercise, and with lighter evenings on the way, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the fresh air, get fit and gear up for the Race for Life experience. The atmosphere and excitement on the day will get everyone’s blood pumping!”
Free training plans for different levels of ability are available on the Race for Life website. The six-week training plans are designed for walkers, joggers or runners. They feature guidance on warming up and stretching, as well as motivation.
To enter Race for Life events in the South West, visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.