Rugby Race for Life: put on your trainers and run to help beat cancer

Advertiser staff taking part in Race for Life.
Advertiser staff taking part in Race for Life.
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Women and girls are invited to put on their trainers and help raise money for Cancer Research UK.

This year’s Race for Life takes place on July 21 and participants can walk, jog, run or even dance their way round the 5k route in Rugby.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of events which raises millions of pounds every year to help defeat cancer by funding life-saving research.

Staff at the Rugby Advertiser hope to raise as much money as possible by taking part in the event.

They are urging others to do the same, because they say everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer.

Victoria Meikle, Cancer Research UK’s Midlands events manager, said “Every hour, around three people are diagnosed with cancer in the West Midlands.

“That’s why women and girls of all ages, shapes and sizes are needed to join together to hit cancer where it hurts at Rugby School on July 21.”

Victoria said it’s not a race, it’s about women joining together in a bid to beat cancer.

This year, organisers need 1900 women and girls to help raise £91,000 for vital research.

To enter visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.