Make a date with Race For Life at Clumber Park this Valentines

Race for Life Pretty Muddy at clumber Park
Published : 13 Feb 2017

This Valentines Day (Tuesday, February 14) women in East Midlands are being invited to make a date with Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Event organisers are asking women to share the love by signing up for a Race for Life 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Pretty Muddy events at Clumber Park. The events take place later this year, over the weekend of Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July.

Katie Mathers, Cancer Research UK’s Clumber Park Events Manager, said: “Valentine’s Day is the perfect date to enter Race for Life. By taking part, and raising money for life-saving research, participants will be playing a crucial role in helping more men, women and children survive cancer - giving them the chance to have more time with their loved ones.”

She continued: “Taking part in Race for Life is a hugely moving experience thanks to our brave army of inspirational participants. Many will be remembering loved ones lost to cancer or celebrating the lives of people dear to them who have survived.

“Every day, 70 people are diagnosed with cancer in the East Midlands*. That’s why we’re calling on women near Clumber Park to make a date to beat cancer this Valentine’s Day. Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Marathon and Hiking events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding life-saving research.

One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work relies on the public’s support. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity was able to spend over 2 million last year in East Midlands on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research - helping more men, women and children survive.

Last year Race for Life Pretty Muddy took place at Clumber Park. The women-only, non-competitive 5k obstacle course - with an extra helping of mud - received a whole-hearted welcome from the thousands of women who took part.

Women can complete the course at their own pace, climbing, jumping, walking and laughing their way around. It’s about women of all ages tackling cancer together.

Katie continued: “Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course. Whether they’re planning a 5k amble with friends, a 10k sprint or a mud-splattered race around Pretty Muddy, every step participants take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

“This Valentine’s Day, we’re calling on ladies near Clumber Park to sign up and be part of a collective force of women who are united in their aim to beat cancer sooner.”

To enter Race for Life visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.