Women are being urged to show cancer who’s boss by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2014, which is now open for entries.

Every day, around 84 people are diagnosed with cancer in the south west so Cancer Research UK is calling on Wiltshire women of all ages, shapes and sizes, to defy this dreadful disease by entering local Race for Life events.

Event organisers are issuing the rallying cry ‘cancer, we’re coming to get you’ and urging women to sign up as soon as possible.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k and 10k events which raise millions of pounds every year to help defeat cancer by funding life-saving research.

One 5k Race for Life is at Hudsons Field, Salisbury, on Sunday, June 29.

Event manager Lisa Sweeting said: “Join our formidable army and take on cancer at this year’s 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.

“Race for Life is an amazing way to celebrate life but also remember those who have been lost to the disease.

"There are over 200 cancers and we won’t give up until we find cures for them all.”


Everyone who takes part in Race for Life, from the participants themselves to the millions of supporters who sponsor and encourage them, becomes part of a powerful collective force rising up to beat cancer sooner.

Last year, 2,300 women took part in Race for Life in Salisbury and raised a fantastic £116,000 This year, organisers need 2,400 women and girls to stride out to help raise £120,000.

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 the South West.

To enter Race for Life go to www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.