Bath: Race For Life 2015

9 January 2015, 20:02

Race For Life will return to Bath's Royal Victoria Park on June 14th, organisers have announced, with a 5k and new 10k course.

Officials at Cancer Research UK say they are hoping that 3,100 ladies will take part, raising £190,000. 

Organisers are therefore encouraging women across the west country to sign up, start training, and generate sponsorship to help fund potentially life-saving research. 

Kelly Rumble, Bath's event manager for Cancer Research UK, said: 

''We are urging women of all ages, shapes and sizes to take on Race for Life. 

''Race for Life is non-competitive. It's not about being fit or fast. Most women are able to walk 5k in an hour while chatting and having fun. Or they can choose to jog, run or even dance around the course if they prefer.''

''Last year, 2,443 women took part in Race for Life in the Bath 5k and raised a fantastic £146,000.'' 

Cancer Research UK says survival rates have doubled since the 1970s thanks to its work, but is calling for more funds to eventually bring about a cure for all forms of the disease. 

Kelly continued: 

''Race for Life is to celebrate those who are with us, and also remember those who are not. The atmosphere is electric, our participants are so inspiring, and we are calling on the women of Bath to help make 2015 our best year yet.''

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