Deadline looming to enter Newbury's Race for Life

One week to go before July 3 entry deadline

Jane Meredith


Jane Meredith


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28-1512K Race for Life

A Friday July 3 deadline is looming to enter Newbury's Race for Life 2015.

Undecided women now have around a week left until registration closes, to join the 'pink army' - already 1,700 strong -  by entering this year's charity fundraising race.

It takes place on Sunday July 5, at Newbury Showground in Hermitage,  and was last year (2014) entered by 2,047 women, raising £114,106 for Cancer Research Uk. 

Pointing out Race for Life was not competitive - or about being fit, or fast, charity spokeswoman, Fiona Miller, continued:

“You can walk, jog, or run around the course if you like. Because these events are all about the feel-good factor that comes from being part of the ‘pink army’ as thousands of women come together to defeat cancer.”

Women can boost their contribution with a ‘wardrobe work-out’ before the event and by sorting out and bagging up quality clothes, books and accessories and taking them to the Race for Life donation station.  Each bag of goods could help raise up to £25 for groundbreaking research, and more with Gift Aid.

Every participant receives a donation bag, along with a Gift Aid form, as part of their Race for Life entry pack. Completing a Gift Aid form boosts donations by 25 per cent.

With limited places left now for this year's race, organisers are encouraging mums, daughters, grannies, sisters, friends and workmates who want to take part, to enter the 5k, 10k, marathon and Pretty Muddy women-only events as soon as possible.

Sign up at raceforlife.org. or telephone 0300 123 0770.

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