Still time to sign up for Race for Life 2012

Some of the hundreds of women at the start in Seaton Carew last year
Some of the hundreds of women at the start in Seaton Carew last year

MORE than 850 women have now signed up to run in one of Hartlepool’s most emotional events.

Organisers of this year’s Race for Life are delighted with the response so far, with 853 people pledging to run, walk and jog the five-kilometre course on Sunday, June 24, at 11am.

But they are urging even more people to pledge their support as they bid to reach 1,500 people taking part.

Claire Wase, the Area Events Manager for Cancer Research UK which runs the event, said: “Looking at our forecasts, we are on course to pretty much hit our targets.

“But we are still encouraging people to sign up, come along, and be part of an event that supports a great cause.”

Every two minutes, someone in the UK is told they have cancer.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is run in partnership with Tesco, and raises millions of pounds every year for life-saving research into 200 types of cancer – helping men, women and children across the North-East of England survive.

More than 240 events will be taking place across the UK.

Women and girls of all ages are needed for Hartlepool’s five kilometre event which starts on the promenade at Coronation Drive on Sunday, June 24, at 11am.

Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking research. So money raised through Race for Life is crucial to the pioneering work of doctors, nurses and scientists who are fighting cancer.

Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, Cancer Research UK spent more than £4m last year in the North-East.

To join Hartlepool versus cancer, enter Race for Life at www.raceforlife.org or call 0871 641 1111.