Birmingham women are being encouraged to set themselves a challenge to help beat cancer by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2017.

Cancer Research UK relies on public fundraising to be able to carry out its life-saving research. Last year, the charity spent over £9 million on research in the West Midlands – helping more men, women and children survive.

Pick your perfect challenge 

Want to seriously smash your 5k time or run your first 10k? Want to take a walk in the park with your little ones or have muddy giggles with the girls?

CANCER RESEARCH UK: Maidstone Pretty Muddy 5km – Saturday 11th July 2015 held at Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent.

Race For Life offers women and girls of all shapes, sizes, abilities and (vint)ages the opportunity to challenge themselves while having fun and fundraising for this worthy cause.  Boys up to the age of 12 may also run with their families and friends.

This year,  there will be a 5k Race For Life at Cannon Hill Park in Edgbaston or if you prefer to get a bit mucky, The Pretty Muddy Race For Life 5k returns to Longbridge’s Cofton Park in July. And if you’re ready for an even bigger challenge this year, there’s a 10k race at Arrow Valley Park in Redditch in June.

Challenge yourself – help fight cancer

Deborah Jennings, Cancer Research UK’s Birmingham Event Manager, said: “Signing up to take part in Race for Life is a great way for women to set themselves a new and exciting challenge for 2017. Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course.

CANCER RESEARCH UK: Race for Life 5km – Sunday 19th July 2015 held at Hyde Park, London.

“Every day, people are diagnosed with cancer in the West Midlands. That’s why we’re calling on women in Birmingham to make 2017 a year to remember. Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”

One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

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

By taking part in Race for Life, YOU can make a real difference in the fight against cancer. To find out more and to sign up for Race for Life visit or call 0300 123 0770


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