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Thurrock women urged to enter Race for Life

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THURROCK women are being encouraged to banish the winter blues by signing up now to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2017.

The charity is urging women of all ages, shapes and sizes to choose their event – Race for Life 5k or Pretty Muddy – and pledge to take part at Gloucester Park.

The 5k event takes place on Sunday 18 June and Pretty Muddy is scheduled for Saturday 17 June.

By signing up to Race for Life right now, women in Basildon will be playing their part in beating cancer.

There’s no better time for ladies in Essex to pull on their trainers, get a little more active and join like-minded women committed to the cause. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.

Gill Burgess, Cancer Research UK’s Essex Event Manager, said: “Signing up to take part in Race for Life is a great way for women to set themselves a new and exciting challenge for 2017.

“Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course. Whether they’re planning a 5k amble with friends, a 10k sprint or a mud-splattered race around Pretty Muddy, every step women take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

“Every day, 90 people are diagnosed with cancer in the East of England*. That’s why we’re calling on women in Basildon to make 2017 a year to remember. Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”

One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

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

Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work relies on the public’s support. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity was able to spend over £41 million last year in East Anglia on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research – helping more men, women and children survive.

“By taking part in Race for Life, women can make a real difference in the fight against cancer. Signing up is a great motivation for them to pull on their leggings, limber up and banish the winter blues. We urge ladies to sign up right now and show their support.”

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

Race for Life events in Essex

5k Events in Essex

Sunday 7th May 2017 at Garon Park, Southend-on-Sea
Sunday 14th May 2017 at Harlow Town Park, Harlow
Saturday 27th May 2017 at Weald Country Park, Brentwood
Sunday 18th June 2017 at Gloucester Park, Basildon
Wednesday 12th July 2017 at North Weald Airfield, Epping
Sunday 16th July 2017 at Lower Castle Park, Colchester
Sunday 23rd July 2017 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford

10k Events in Essex

Sunday 14th May 2017 at Harlow Town Park, Harlow
Saturday 27th May 2017 at Weald Country Park, Brentwood
Wednesday 12th July 2017 at North Weald Airfield, Epping
Sunday 23rd July 2017 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford

Pretty Muddy Events in Essex

Saturday 17th June 2017 at Gloucester Park, Basildon
Sunday 10th September 2017 at Central Park, Chelmsford

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