WITH less than a week to go to the big event, women in Swindon are being urged to grab their last chance to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Lydiard Park.

Entry closes tomorrow and organisers are encouraging mums, daughters, grannies, sisters, friends and workmates who want to take part in the 5k and 10k women-only events to sign up as soon as possible at raceforlife.org Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is a women-only series of 5k and 10k events which raises millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner.

Simon Burley, Swindon Race for Life Event Manager said: “We are very grateful to the women who have already entered Race for Life in Swindon. But we still have places left so we are urging women to sign up as soon as possible.”

Last year, 3,648 women took part in Race for Life in Swindon and helped raise an incredible £230,000 for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work. This year, the charity hopes the women who have entered will hit a fundraising target of £230,000.

By raising money through Race for Life, people are helping Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists make advances in research to help more men, women and children survive.

Women of all shapes, sizes, ages and levels of fitness take part in Race for Life. They come from different backgrounds and walks of life but they are united by their determination to take on the disease and beat it.

Simon said: “Race for Life is not competitive and it’s not about being fit or fast. It’s about thousands of women coming together to show cancer who’s boss.”

Women can boost their contribution to Cancer Research UK’s work by doing a ‘wardrobe work-out’ before their event. The charity is encouraging them to sort out and bag up hidden treasures such as quality clothes, books and accessories they no longer use and take them to the Donation Station at Race for Life. Each bag of goods could help raise up to £30 for groundbreaking research.

Participants receive a donation bag and Gift Aid form as part of their Race for Life entry pack.

Just by completing the form and popping it in their bag, women can boost the value of their donation by an extra 25 per cent.

To enter Race for Life, visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.