Girls join forces for Rugby Race for Life

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A team of Rugby women are using girl power to raise money for this year’s Race for Life.

The Military Girls from Military Fitness Circuits will once again join forces for this year’s event in Rugby.

One of the women taking part is Sophie Smith, who is urging other women to get in the pink and help Cancer Research UK.

She said: “Last year there were over 100 of us who signed up to run in our group Military Girls.

“We had great fun taking part and raised more than £1,500.”

This year’s 5k event takes place on Sunday July 13 at 11.30am, from Whitehall Recreation Ground.

Participants can walk, jog, run or even dance their way round the route in Rugby.

Organisers say 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.

Last year, the Military Girls raised £1,500 to help people with cancer.

They hope to top that this year and are appealing for sponsors.

“We are hoping to have just as many runners and top last year’s target for such an amazing cause,” added Sophie.

“We are raising money on our just giving page and would appreciate any donations - however big or small.”

Event organisers say Race for Life is an amazing way to celebrate life but also remember those who have been lost to the disease. Participants may be decked out in pink or fancy dress but what’s inescapable is the power and strength that comes from thousands of women joining together to confront cancer.

Sophie added: “Events like Race for Life are vital in funding Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer.”

To enter this year’s event or find out more information visit or call 0845 600 6050.

Donations can be made to the girls by visiting

l Are you taking part in this year’s Race for Life? Call Lucie Green at the Advertiser on (01788) 539971 so we can feature you. Or email