Women across Bath are being urged to grab their last chance to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at the new venue of Royal Victoria Park in Bath.
Registration closes on Friday 13th June at midnight and there are 100 places left to reach the charity’s target of 2500.
They’d like to see even more ladies than that so are encouraging women to sign up now at raceforlife.org. No entries are allowed after Friday and there are no sign ups on the day.
A courageous lady who has survived bowel cancer will sound an air horn to start the race this Sunday, 15th June. Tina Angell, now aged 33, from Odd Down, will be the guest of honour at the event at Bath.
She will say a few words on stage and then start the formidable army of around 2,500 women on their way round the 5k route to raise money for Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work.
Among the sea of women are many who have survived cancer themselves or are participating in memory or celebration of loved ones.
Reading their ‘back signs’, which proclaim their reason for taking part in Race for Life, is a very emotional experience. Many signs have been beautifully decorated with photographs in tribute to loved ones whose lives have been touched by the disease.
Tina, who is now 33, said: “I was left undiagnosed for over a year-and-a-half because people ‘that age’ don’t get bowel cancer.”
Tina got the all-clear and is now using her new lease of life to show her support for Cancer Research UK.
Tina continued: “I feel so lucky to have survived cancer. Success stories like mine would not be possible without the work of Cancer Research UK, which in turn relies on everyone who raises money through Race for Life.”
Kelly Rumble, Race for Life event manager for Bath, said: “We are very grateful to Tina for supporting Race for Life – she’s an inspiration and we look forward to seeing her start the event.”
The event has changed venue and for the first time starts and finishes in Royal Victoria Park and the route goes around the Park’s roads and park areas.
For more information on signing up, volunteering and parking and traffic information please see this link.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of events which raises millions of pounds every year to fund life-saving research.
Organisers hope participants at the Bath event will raise over £150,000. Last year 2,600 women took part at Bath University and helped raise £161,000 for Cancer Research UK which was fantastic.
Kelly, Race for Life event manager added: “The atmosphere at Race for Life is unique. You can sense the incredible power and strength that comes from thousands of women joining together to confront cancer.
“We still have places left to enter by Friday and we’d love to see ladies of all fitness abilities and ages to come together and either walk, jog or run and raise sponsorship.
Every hour, more than three people are diagnosed with cancer in the South West. By taking part, or sponsoring someone who is participating, you can help Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists make advances in research which will help more men, women and children in the South West survive.
There is still time to enter Race for Life’s event in Bath and learn how to do the Cancer Slam, visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.