Last chance to enter Welwyn Hatfield Race for Life

PUBLISHED: 11:50 11 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:50 11 May 2017

Welwyn Hatfield Race For Life 2016

Welwyn Hatfield Race For Life 2016

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Women in Welwyn and Hatfield are being urged to make a last minute dash to enter Cancer Research UK's Race for Life as there are just three weeks left until registration closes.

Over 800 women have already signed up to take part on Sunday, June 4, at Stanborough Park and there are still places left.

Entry closes on Thursday, June 1, and organisers are encouraging mums, daughters, sisters and friends who want to take part in the 5k event to sign up right now at www.raceforlife.org.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is a 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 ground-breaking research.

Courtney Culverhouse, event manager for Race for Life in Hertfordshire, said: “We are thrilled that so many women have entered Race for Life at Stanborough Park. But we still have places left so we are urging women to sign up right now and show their support.”

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.

Courtney continued: “Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course.

“Whether they’re planning to do the 5k 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.

“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.

“We’re calling on ladies of all ages, shapes and sizes to sign up right now and be part of a collective force of women who are united in their aim to beat cancer.”

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