Race team will be in Falkirk loooking for runners

The event raises money for vital cancer research
The event raises money for vital cancer research

Mums, daughters, sisters, grans and aunts are being urged to take a break from the shopping tomorrow and sign up for Race for Life.

Organisers Cancer Research UK will be in Falkirk High Street on Saturday, recruiting women to its ‘pink army’ battling all forms of cancer.

Race for Life takes place locally on Sunday, June 21, at Callendar Park where fiesty females of all ages can walk, jog or run 5K to raise money for more research into the killer disease.

Susan Johnstone, national event manager for Scotland, said: “We’re bringing our Battle HQ to Falkirk High Street to give women of all ages a chance to experience the power and the passion of Race for Life and to find out what’s in store at our Falkirk event in June. We hope it will motivate women of all shapes and sizes to sign up as soon as possible.

“Every hour, three people are diagnosed with cancer in Scotland. That’s why we are calling on the brave ladies of Falkirk to help make this year’s Race for Life our best ever. It doesn’t matter how fit or fast you are because Race for Life is not competitive. It’s about an army of women standing shoulder-to-shoulder, ready to take on cancer.”

Last year, 2102 women in Falkirk pulled on their trainers and put their heart and soul into raising £114,710 for life-saving research.

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