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31st January 2017

Race for Life in the New Year!

Struggling to stick to your New Year’s resolutions? Why not sign up for the Race for Life, and give yourself a goal to aim for

Each one of us wants the New Year to be bigger and better than ever before — and many of us make New Year’s resolutions. Improving our health, losing weight, or going to the gym more are always popular resolutions. The struggle is always to stick to them throughout the year.

January is a great time to embark upon a new challenge. Why not sign up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and enter 5k, 10k or Pretty Muddy? In Manchester, Pretty Muddy takes place on Saturday 8th July and the 5k and 10k events are scheduled for Sunday 9th July. It might seem like a while off, but by signing up to Race for Life right now, female students in Manchester will be playing their part in beating cancer. Plus, it gives you a chance to train and get into shape! There’s no better time for you to lace your trainers, get a little more active, and join like-minded girls committed to the cause. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.

Kirsti Thompson, Cancer Research UK’s Manchester Event Manager, said: “Signing up to take part in Race for Life is a great way for female students 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. What matters most is their participation. Whether they plan to amble with friends or sprint to the finish line, every step they take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”

“Every day, around 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West,” added Kirsti. “That’s why we’re calling on women in Manchester to make 2017 a year to remember. Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of fun and inspiring women-only events raising money for research into around 200 types of cancer affecting men, women and children. Whether you choose a 5k or a marathon, whether you do it in a tutu or just an old pink T-shirt, do your part to help research into cancer and stop this deadly disease.

Signing up to take part couldn’t be easier — simply visit

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