Mother's Day plea to join Hartlepool Race for Life

Hartlepool's mums and daughters are being invited to celebrate Mother's Day by spending quality time together and entering Cancer Research UK's Race for Life.

Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 9:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 9:56 am
Runners take part in the Hartlepool Race for Life.

This year’s event at Coronation Drive, Hartlepool, will be held on Sunday, July 3.

Charity officials are urging women to walk, jog, and run round the course and create precious memories together.

One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives.

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But entering the race will be helping more people survive to enjoy more precious moments with their loved ones.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, raises millions of pounds every year to help fund life-saving research.

Gary Storrie, Race for Life event manager for Hartlepool, said: “We are urging women in Hartlepool 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.”

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

However, every day, more funds and more supporters are needed to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

This year, organisers need 1,200 women and girls to stride out to help raise £65,000 to help save more lives.

To enter, visit or call 0300 1230770.