Call to ‘take on cancer’ at annual Race for Life

Tanith Batterham. Picture: Richard Walker
Tanith Batterham. Picture: Richard Walker
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Women in Chesterfield are being urged to ‘take on cancer’ by signing up to the town’s Race for Life event.

The Cancer Research UK run will take place in the town on Sunday, June 15, and is now open for entries.

Tanith Batterham, Cancer Research UK’s Chesterfield events manager, said: “We’re calling on Chesterfield’s mighty mums, gutsy grans, feisty friends and go-getting girls to join our formidable army and take on cancer at this year’s Race for Life.

“We know how committed Chesterfield women can be when they really make up their minds to do something.

“We want to harness that power to stop cancer in its tracks, by raising money for life-saving research.

“Race for Life is non-competitive. It’s not about being fit or fast.

“Most women are able to walk 5k in an hour while chatting and having fun.

“Or they can choose to jog, run or even dance around the course if they prefer.”

Last year, 1,878 women took part in Race for Life in Chesterfield –raising £94,000.

This year, organisers are hoping that 2,000 women and girls will stride out to collect more than £100,000.

Money raised will be used to fund research into the disease.

n To enter Race for Life, in Chesterfield or any other location, visit or call 0845 6006050.