Runners in Greater Manchester seeking a new challenge are being urged to sign up now for Cancer Research UK’s Tough 10.
The charity is daring people to brave the elements and sign up now for its 10k trail run, which takes place in Heaton Park on November 10.
The event gives participants the chance to pitch themselves against the elements, while taking on the challenge of muddy trails, steep hills and uneven terrain – to raise money for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research.
The charity’s Tough 10 series offers runners the opportunity to set a new kind of personal best, with a choice of three different levels of difficulty to choose from at events across the UK.
Kirsti Thompson, Cancer Research UK Event Manager, said
“We know people from right across Greater Manchester have got what it takes to tackle Tough 10 and we’re delighted to be hosting the event again in the city. Every day, around 110 people in the North West are diagnosed with cancer*. That’s why we need as many people as possible to double knot their trainers and take on our stamina-testing course. If the slippery slopes don’t take participants’ breath away, the stunning scenery will, along with the knowledge that every stride they take will help bring us closer to beating cancer sooner.”
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. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.
The Heaton Park route is ranked tough on the scale of ‘tough’ to ‘toughest.’
Organisers hope around 600 people will enter Tough 10 in Manchester and raise around £24,000 to help Cancer Research UK continue investment in research to help find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat over 200 types of cancer.
Cancer Research UK spent over £26m in Manchester last year, on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research.
“We’ve got cancer on the run. Half of people diagnosed with the disease now survive. But half is not enough. That’s why we urgently need as many people as possible to sign up for Tough 10.”
*All cancers (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) 2015 in the North West