Time to get muddy as Race for Life returns

Pretty Muddy Race for Life event at East of England Showground EMN-150621-214639009

Pretty Muddy Race for Life event at East of England Showground EMN-150621-214639009

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Women from across the area are being urged to fight dirty when it comes to conquering cancer - by signing up now for an exciting new event from Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Stamford has been chosen to host Race for Life Pretty Muddy for the first time at Burghley House on Saturday, June 4. Pretty Muddy is a women-only, non-competitive 5k obstacle course – with added mud. It’s the perfect challenge for those looking to shake off the January blues and commit to get more active in 2016.

Pretty Muddy Race for Life event at East of England Showground EMN-150621-214813009

Pretty Muddy Race for Life event at East of England Showground EMN-150621-214813009

And don’t worry - if you’d rather stay clean. The usual Race for Life 5k and 10k course, which have become a popular part of Burghley’s calendar will be back the following day on Sunday, June 5, to raise money for life-saving research.

Gemma Turpin, Cancer Research UK’s Stamford event manager, said: “We’re so excited about launching Race for Life Pretty Muddy. The event is taking place in Stamford for the first time and we’re calling on local ladies to muck in to make it a huge success. We’ve no doubt that they’ve got the fighting spirit to get down and dirty in the bid to beat cancer sooner.

“Pretty Muddy has all the fun and camaraderie of our much loved 5k and 10k events – with an opportunity to mess about in mud.

“Race for Life events are not competitive. They are not about being fit or fast. Women can complete the Pretty Muddy course at their own pace, climbing, jumping, walking and laughing their way around. It’s about an army of women coming together in the fight against cancer.”

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

Last year, 2,635 women took part in Race for Life in Stamford and raised a fantastic £152,623. This year, organisers are calling on more women and girls to stride out to help raise more money for our life saving work.

Money raised through Race for Life allows Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists to advance research.

Gemma added: “Race for Life is an amazing way to celebrate everyone we love who has survived cancer. It’s also an emotional and moving way to pay tribute to those dear to us whose lives have been cut short by the disease.”

If you can’t make the Stamford events, there will also be a 5k race at Ferry Meadows in Peterborough on Wednesday, July 5.

Last year, Peterborough Showground played host to the Pretty Muddy event.

To enter Race for Life today go to raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.