Women encouraged to do the Race For Life

Race For Life takes place in July
Race For Life takes place in July

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WOMEN across Hampshire are being inspired to take part in the Race For Life this year.

Following the success of recent running events in Southampton, London and Manchester, the Race For Life allows women to race at their own pace – whether it is the 5k, 10k or Pretty Muddy event.

In Portsmouth, the Race For Life will be taking place on July 8 and 9, for women of all ages and abilities.

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 vital research.

The work of Cancer Research UK relies on the support of the general public, allowing it to spend millions of pounds on leading scientific and clinical research.

Georgina Horne, Cancer Research UK’s event manager in Hampshire, said: ‘This year, we are encouraging women to harness their fighting spirit and take on their own fitness challenge by signing up to Race For Life.

‘By taking part in Race For Life and helping to raise money for life-saving research, women in Hampshire will know that they are helping to beat cancer.

‘The atmosphere at Race for Life events is electric, as women come together and give their all to the cause.

‘Their passion, power and energy is truly inspiring and if they can go the distance, you can too.’