More than 1,000 sign up for Race for Life

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MORE than 1,000 women and girls have signed up for Rugby’s Race for Life on July 31.

There is still time to join and help raise life-saving funds for Cancer Research UK.

So far the event has 1,028 entrants, who will either walk, jog or run the 5k route, which starts at Whitehall Recreation Ground.

Event manager Gemma Cookham said: “With nine weeks to go until the event there is still plenty of time for people to get involved.

“I encourage those who haven’t signed up yet to do it as it’s a great day, full of atmosphere and emotion.”

Tesco and Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a great day out, packed with inspiring memories and amazing moments to

share with your family and friends.

People in the Rugby area who enter now can start raising sponsorship money for groundbreaking work that has saved millions of lives.

Cancer Research UK is entirely funded by the public and we need your support to continue to make progress and give hope to people affected by cancer.

“Our target is 2,000 so we still have a number of places left,” added Gemma.

“The route will be utilising the grounds of Rugby School so if you’ve wondered what they look like, take this as an opportunity to have a look and do something positive for cancer research as well.”

Gemma said most people walk the course, take in the atmosphere and catch up on the news with friends.

Telephone the Race for Life team by calling the hotline on 0871 641 1111. Lines are open Monday – Friday, 8am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday (and bank holidays) 9am to 5pm.

Are you taking part in Rugby’s Race for Life, the first one ever held in the town? Share your story with Lucie Green at the Rugby Advertiser on (01788) 539971.

Send your story to lucie.green@rugbyadvertiser.co.uk