Spend time with your mum at race

Race for Life at Burghley Park. EMN-150531-194322009
Race for Life at Burghley Park. EMN-150531-194322009
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As Mother’s Day approaches, mums and daughters are being invited to spend quality time together by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Burghley House.

By committing to walk, jog, run and charge their way around the course, mums and daughters will be investing time in creating precious memories together.

One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. So by getting sponsored to help fund life-saving research, participants will be helping more people survive so they in turn can enjoy more precious moments with their loved ones.

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 fund life-saving research.

This year, Race for Life Pretty Muddy takes place on Saturday, June 4, with Race for Life 5k and 10k on Sunday, June 5.

Gemma Turpin, Race for Life event manager for Stamford, said: “We are urging women in Stamford to give their mums a special gift this Mother’s Day, by signing up to Race for Life together. The feel-good factor that comes from being part of an army of women ready to show cancer who’s boss will last long after the event is over.

“Race for Life events are not competitive. Taking part is not about being fit or fast and participants can choose to walk, jog, run, or even dance around the course if they prefer.

“Pledging to take part in Race for Life, alongside thousands of like minded women, is incredibly motivating. The atmosphere at the events is full of emotion. Participants wear signs on their backs declaring their reasons for taking part. Many will be remembering loved ones lost to cancer or celebrating the lives of people dear to them who have survived.”

This year, Race for Life Pretty Muddy will take place for the first time. Pretty Muddy is a new women-only, non-competitive 5k obstacle course - with mud.

Last year, 2,635 women took part in Race for Life in Stamford and raised a fantastic £152,623. This year, organisers need even more women and girls to stride out to help raise funds for life saving research.

To enter Race for Life’s event, visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.