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Make a date for Race For Life
Women in the
Scarborough area are being urged to make a date to help beat cancer
by saving Sunday 8 May in their diaries to take part in Tesco and
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
Organisers of the UK’s largest women-only
fundraising event series have just confirmed the Scarborough date
for 2011 – and with it a brand new seaside venue.
Following feedback from participants and
close collaboration with Scarborough Borough Council, the 5km event
is now moving from Oliver’s Mount to North Promenade seafront,
starting and finishing at the Sealife Centre.
This means more women can now take part in
Race for Life, as the new venue will allow for more than 4,000
participants – almost double than previous years. And with the
event now taking place in heart of Scarborough it is hoped more
people will come along and support the event by taking part,
volunteering and cheering on their friends and family.
Claire Wase, Race for Life event manager
for Scarborough, said: “We are asking Scarborough women to mark
Sunday 8 May, 2011, in their diaries and invite their mums,
daughters, sisters, friends and colleagues to take part with
“Race for Life has an unforgettable
atmosphere with local women of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness
abilities coming together to make a positive difference to the
lives of people touched by cancer. They motivate and inspire
each other to complete the 5km, with many simply walking round,
chatting and having fun.
“It is going to be even more exciting
bringing Race for Life to the beautiful Scarborough seafront,
giving it an extra special quality for those taking part.
“The website opens for entries on Monday 17
January but it’s really important that local women ring the date in
their calendars now and make a note that the venue is different to
One-in-three people in the UK will be
diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives. But the
good news is that more people are beating the disease than ever
before. Cancer Research UK’s work is at the heart of that
Women in Yorkshire can enter Race for Life from Monday
17 January at www.raceforlife.org
or by calling 0871 641 1111.