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Entries needed for Exeter's Race For Life 2013

By RichardBirch  |  Posted: February 15, 2013

Exeter's Race For Life in 2012

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EXETER women who vowed to get fitter in 2013 has the chance to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Westpoint Arena.

It is on Sunday, June 30, and Sam Beare, Cancer Research UK’s Exeter Event Manager, said: “Women of all shapes, sizes, ages and levels of fitness take part in Race for Life. They come from different backgrounds and walks of life but they are united by their absolute determination to take on cancer and beat it.

“Race for Life is an amazing way to celebrate life but also remember those who have been lost to the disease. Participants may be decked out in pink or fancy dress but what’s inescapable is the power and strength that comes from thousands of women joining together to confront cancer.

“We know many women want to take part but are worried about completing the 5k course. But Race for Life is non-competitive. It’s not about being fit or fast.

“Taking part is about uniting against a disease that affects all of us. You can walk the 5k route, run it or jog it if you prefer.”

Last year, 3451 women took part in Race for Life in Exeter and raised £166,000. This year, organisers need over 3500 women and girls to help raise in the region of £167, 000 for vital research.

Sam added: “You don’t need to go out and pound the pavements – unless you really want to! Walking is a great form of exercise and when the weather picks up it’s really easy to fit some extra steps into your day.”

Money raised through Race for Life 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 the South West.

To enter Exeter Race for Life today go to www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.

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