Falkirk women to turn out for cancer race

Hundreds will take part on Sunday
Hundreds will take part on Sunday

Hundreds of pink-clad runners - and just as many walkers - will take to Callendar Park on Sunday for the Falkirk Race for Life.

The annual five-kilometre fun run is organised by Cancer Research UK and raises much needed cash for the charity, which leads pioneering research into the illness that blights so many people’s lives.

Last year more than 1200 women took part, raising an incredible £93,711 in the process, and organisers are expecting similar numbers to enter on Sunday.

The race begins at 11 a.m. and spectators are welcome.

Hamish Moir, event manager, said: “Race for Life is non-competitive, so there’s no need to worry about being fit or fast. It doesn’t matter if you walk or jog around the course.

“We are absolutely thrilled that so many ladies will be taking part.”

Race for Life was conceived by Jim Cowan specifically for raising awareness of women’s cancers.

The first Race for Life event took place in 1994 when 680 participants participated in a race in Battersea Park, London and raised £36,000.

Race for Life has subsequently grown to become one of the UK’s largest fundraising events.