Nearly 2,000 women expected to take part in Rugby’s Race for Life

Race for Life 2012 - Rugby
Race for Life 2012 - Rugby

Cancer Research UK is calling on all Rugby woman and girls to unite and enter Race for Life together.

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.

The Rugby event will take place on Sunday July 21 and entrancets can wwalk, jog, run or even dance their way around thr 5k route.

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.

Last year, 1700 women took part in Race for Life in Rugby. This year, organisers need 1900 women and girls to help raise £91,000 for vital research.

Victoria Meikle, Cancer Research UK’s Midlands Events Manager, said:: “Women of all shapes, sizes, ages and levels of fitness take part in Race for Life. They come from different backgrounds and walks of life but they are united by their absolute determination to take on cancer and beat it.

“Race for Life is non-competitive. So there’s no need to worry about being fit or fast. Most women are able to walk 5k in an hour while chatting and having fun.

“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. ”

Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking research but with help from the people of Rugby, the charity intends to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Victoria added: “There are over 200 cancers and we won’t give up until we find cures for them all. It’s fighting talk, and we mean every word we say. Cancer, Rugby’s mums are coming to get you.”

To enter Race for Life today go to or call 0845 600 6050.