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Last chance to enter Race for Life in Ilkley


Women in Ilkley are being urged to make a last minute dash to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life before registration closes on 9 June, with more than 600 already signed up for the 5k event on Sunday 11 June at East Holmes Field, there are still places left to fill.

Encouraging local entries is Ilkley’s PR and digital team, Approach, which as media partner of this year’s event, is entering a team and helping to give out water and medals on the day.


Managing Director Suzanne Watson said: “Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way and just last year my beloved dad fought this horrific disease in the last months of his life.


“The Race for Life fits perfectly with our ethos as a business – it’s a fun way to raise awareness of the most serious of issues. We’ll be there on the day, in memory of those we love, and we are calling out to our community of mums, daughters, sisters and friends to help make this the best ever attended event that raises massive funds to help other families coping with cancer now and in the future.”


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 which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding ground-breaking research. Registration at is the first stage in raising funds that help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.


Katie Mathers, Event Manager for Race for Life in Ilkley, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that so many women have entered Race for Life events in West Yorkshire. But we still have places left so we are urging women to sign up right now and show their support.”


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 life-saving work relies on the public’s support. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity was able to spend nearly £4 million last year in Yorkshire on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research - helping more men, women and children survive.


Katie continued: “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 participants take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.


“Taking part in Race for Life is a hugely moving experience thanks to our brave army of inspirational participants. Many will be remembering loved ones lost to cancer or celebrating the lives of people dear to them who have survived.


“We’re delighted to have the help of the team from Approach PR in calling on ladies in Ilkley of all ages, shapes and sizes to sign up right now and be part of a collective force of women who are united in their aim to beat cancer.”


To enter Race for Life visit or call 0300 123 0770.

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