Sign up for this year’s Race for Life in Hartlepool to support Cancer Research UK

Race for Life 2013.

Race for Life 2013.

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HARTLEPOOL women are being urged to “stop cancer in its tracks” and sign up for this year’s Race for Life.

Last year a staggering 1,500 women took part in Cancer Research UK’s event, raising a fantastic £78,028.

Entries are now open for this year’s event, taking place on the front at Seaton Carew on Sunday, July 6.

Organisers are hoping to break the 1,500 barrier again for participants completing the 5k course and have set a fundraising target of £65,000.

Holly Howet, Cancer Research UK’s Hartlepool events manager, said: “We’re calling on Hartlepool’s mighty-mums, gutsy-grans, feisty friends and go-getting girls to join our formidable army and take on cancer at this year’s Race for Life.

“We know how committed Hartlepool women can be when they really make up their minds to do something. We want to harness that power to stop cancer in its tracks, by raising money for life-saving research.”

Every day, around 40 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North-East

Race for Life is non-competitive and women can run, jog or walk around the course. To enter Race for Life visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.