2 May 2018 01:15

WOMEN in Cheshire are being urged to limber up and take on the first ever Race for Life Half Marathon at Cholmondeley Castle on Sunday 22 July.

Race for Life Half Marathon is 13.1 miles (or 21k), and is the perfect challenge for women who have previously taken part in a Race 10k event and want to push themselves one step further.

Participants can take part however they want - whether they run, jog or walk. At all half marathon events, there are regular re-fuelling stations - featuring food, drink and expert advice to help motivate and re-energise runners as they make their way around the course.

Women who sign up to Race for Life Half Marathon will also receive a season pass that provides free access to unlimited Race for Life 5k and 10k events to help with their training.

Polly O’Gorman, Cancer Research UK’s Cheshire Event Manager, said: “We can’t wait to bring Race for Life Half Marathon to Cheshire for the very first time.  All Race for Life events are non-competitive. It’s not about being fit, fast or first to the finish. Forget blood, sweat and tears - it’s love, laughter and commitment to the cause that motivates like-minded ladies around the course.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half Marathon and Hiking events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding crucial research.

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. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

Polly continued: “Every day, 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West*. That’s why we’re urging women in Cheshire to sign up right now at

“By signing up to Race for Life, women across the North West will make a real difference in the fight against cancer. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives.

“Taking part in Race for Life is a hugely moving experience - full of fun, emotion, tears and laughter. The passion and energy of our participants is truly inspiring as women unite to give their all to the cause. Whatever the distance - whether it’s 5k or 21k - every step participants take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”

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