Women urged to join Blackburn's Race for Life
CHARITY bosses are urging women to grab their last chance to enter next Wednesday's Race for Life event in Blackburn.
So far, more than 1,600 women have registered to take part in this year's 5k event at Witton Park but organisers are aiming to reach 2,500 entries.
Last year, around £69,308 was raised for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work and this year's fundraising target is £90,000.
Maria Montgomery, Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life event manager in Blackburn, said: “We still have places left for the Blackburn event but we are reminding women who want to take part at this venue that they must enter as soon as possible, before registration closes."
And making a direct appeal to women, she added: "Please enter Race for Life in Blackburn. The battle against cancer never stops so we need you to sign up now and start raising money for ground-breaking research to help save more lives.
"Together, they will help us create a fantastic atmosphere on the day and raise crucial funds to help beat cancer.
The women-only series of 5k events raise millions of pounds for life-saving research into 200 types of cancer.
This year's race will be launched by Nichole Bain, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in the summer of 2009, who took part in last year's race.
Maria added: “Women of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes take part in Race for Life. They motivate and inspire each other to complete the course. Many simply walk round, chatting and having fun but they all share the wonderful atmosphere.”
There will be no parking on site, but a park and ride service will operate between from Ewood Park to to Witton Park.
Closing date for entries is Friday June 15. To register visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0871 641 1111.