THE countdown is on to Irvine’s Race for Life on Sunday.
And organisers are urging women who haven’t secured their place yet to sign up today for the events on Sunday, June 12 at the Irvine Beach Park.
Entry closes today, June 10 and mums, daughters, grannies, sisters, friends and workmates who want to take part in the 5k or 10k women-only events are encouraged to sign up at
Claire Wase, Event Manager for Race for Life in Scotland, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that so many women have entered Race for Life in Irvine. But we still have places left so we’re urging anyone who has been thinking about it to commit and take action today.”
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco for the past 15 years, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, marathon and hiking events which raises millions of pounds every year to fund research to help beat 200 types of cancer.
Last year, 1,564 women took part in Race for Life in Irvine and raised a fantastic £103,634. This year, organisers need 1,600 women and girls to stride out to help raise £90,000 for vital research.
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.
Money raised through Race for Life allows Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists to advance research which is helping to save the lives of men, women and children across Scotland and the UK.
Women can boost their contribution to Cancer Research UK’s work by doing a ‘wardrobe work-out’ before their event. The charity is encouraging them to sort out and bag up hidden treasures such as quality clothes, books and accessories they no longer use and take them to Race for Life or their local Cancer Research UK shop.
Claire added: “Taking part in Race for Life is incredibly motivating. The atmosphere is full of emotion as 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.
“Race for Life events are not
competitive. They are about an army of women crossing the finish line together in the fight against cancer.”
To enter this year’s Race for Life visit or call 0300 123 0770.