Heartfelt plea to make a date with Stevenage’s Race for Life in 10th anniversary year

Ladies warm up for last year's Stevenage Race for Life.

Ladies warm up for last year's Stevenage Race for Life. - Credit: Archant

A heartfelt invitation to women across North Herts has been issued on Valentine’s Day ahead of the 10th Stevenage Race for Life.

Event organisers are urging women to make a date to beat cancer by signing up for the 5k or 10k events at Fairlands Valley Park on Sunday, July 10.

The run is in aid of Cancer Research UK, and the charity’s events manager for Hertfordshire – Courtney Culverhouse – said: “Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to spend time with the people we love. For this reason it’s also the perfect date to enter Race for Life.

“Everyone who takes part in Race for Life, and raises money for life-saving research, will be playing a crucial role in helping more men, women and children survive cancer. They will be giving them the chance to have more time with the people they love and to create more precious memories together.” “Pledging to take part in Race for Life, alongside thousands of like minded women, is incredibly motivating. And as the cold, dark days of February drag on, knowing that they’ve signed up to Race for Life later in the year could help women of all shapes and sizes feel more inspired to stick to their resolutions to get a little bit fitter in 2016.

“With fire in their bellies and trainers at the ready, we know that women in the Stevenage area are up for the challenge.”

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Last year, 2,220 women took part in Race for Life in Stevenage and raised a £141,075, with organisers hoping 2,700 women and girls will stride out to help raise £180,000 in the 10th anniversary year.

To enter Race for Life’s 5k, 10k or Pretty Muddy events in Hertfordshire, visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.

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