Race For Life 2017

You can now sign up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2017 in Manchester, banish those winter blues.

Cancer Research UK have set the dates for this year’s events, urging women of all ages, shapes and sizes to choose their event – Race for Life 5k, 10k or Pretty Muddy – and pledge to take part at Heaton Park, Manchester.

The 5k and 10k events will take place on Sunday 9th July and Pretty Muddy is scheduled for Saturday 8th July 2017.

There’s no better time for ladies in the North West to pull on their trainers, get a little more active and join some like-minded gals committed to the cause. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.

Kirsti Thompson, Cancer Research UK’s Manchester Event Manager, said:
“Signing up to take part in Race for Life is a great way for women to set themselves a new and exciting challenge for 2017.

“Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course. Whether they’re planning a 5k amble with friends, a 10k sprint or a mud-splattered race around Pretty Muddy, every step women take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

“Every day, 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West. That’s why we’re calling on women in Manchester to make 2017 a year to remember. Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”

One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

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

Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work relies on the support of the public. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity was able to spend over £23 million last year in the North West on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research – helping more men, women and children survive.

Race for Life started as one event in 1994 at Battersea Park with 680 participants. Today, it is the UK’s largest women-only fundraising event series with over 350 events around the UK from May to October. Volunteers play a vital part in the success of all Race for Life events across the UK – there are lots of roles to choose from, which are open to men as well as women.

“By taking part in Race for Life, women can make a real difference in the fight against cancer. Signing up is a great motivation for them to pull on their leggings, limber up and banish the winter blues. We urge ladies to sign up right now and show their support.”

To enter Race for Life today visit

Or call 0300 123 0770