Will you Race for Life in ‘16?

Around 1400 people took part in Falkirk's Race for Life last year
Around 1400 people took part in Falkirk's Race for Life last year

Falkirk women are being encouraged to get 2016 off to a great start by pledging to take part in an inspirational fundraiser this summer.

The local Race for Life event was launched this week by Cancer Research UK who hope the town’s females will once again take on the annual fitness challenge to raise vital funds to beat the killer disease.

The women-only event will take place at Callendar Park on Sunday, June 12 when fundraisers can walk, jog or run their way around the 5K route.

And those who sign up in January can register for a reduced entry fee of just £10.

Anna Thompson, Cancer Research UK’s Falkirk event manager said: “Signing up to take part in Race for Life is a great way for women to commit to get a little more active.

“Race for Life events are non-competitive. Taking part is not about being fit or fast and participants can choose to walk, jog, or run around the course.

“The atmosphere is incredibly supportive.

“Pledging to take part, alongside thousands of like-minded women, is a great motivation to get fitter.

“Planning to raise money for life-saving research could prove more of an incentive to get up and get moving than the usual New Year’s resolution to shift the post-Christmas pounds.”

Last year, 1406 women took part in Race for Life in Falkirk and raised a fantastic £89,707.

This year, organisers need women and girls to stride out to help raise even more money.

Money raised through Race for Life events 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 Scotland.

Anna added: “Race for Life is an amazing way to celebrate everyone we love who has survived cancer. It’s also an emotional and moving way to pay tribute to those dear to us whose lives have been cut short by the disease.”

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