Dance crew will inspire women to join Southsea Race for Life

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A FEISTY dance routine has been created to inspire more women to take part in this year’s Race for Life.

The Fitjoy zumba instructors are swapping their usual routine for a new dance called Cancer Slam.

Organisers of the event hope a dance demonstration, taking place in Guildhall Square at 12.30pm tomorrow, will motivate women to take part.

And men are encouraged to be volunteers for the route.

Suzi Dent, Race for Life event manager for Portsmouth, said: ‘We’re very grateful to the Fitjoy team for taking part in the Cancer Slam and helping to spread the word.

‘The dance is a fun and eye-catching way to demonstrate the energy and emotion of Race for Life, which is so tangible at our events but almost impossible to put into words for people who have never taken part before.

‘We hope shoppers will see the dance and be galvanised into action.’

Last year, 7,444 women took part and raised £425,157.

Women can walk, run or jog the 5k route.

This year the race takes place on Sunday, July 21, and starts in Southsea Common.

To enter, visit raceforlife.org.