New Race for Life Pretty Muddy 10k event launches in Cheshire
Local women are being urged to get down and dirty in the fight against cancer by signing up for an exciting new event from Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
Tatton Park has been chosen to host Race for Life Pretty Muddy 10K for the first time in the North West on Saturday 24 June, alongside Pretty Muddy 5K. Race for Life 5K and 10K are on Sunday 25 June.
Pretty Muddy is a women-only, non-competitive 5k and 10k obstacle course – with added mud, thrills and spills.
By signing up to Race for Life right now, women in Cheshire will be playing their part in beating cancer.
From scramble nets and climbing frames to inflatable slides and hurdles, participants will face a range of muddy obstacles to crawl under, clamber over and charge through.
Laura Taylor, Cancer Research UK’s North West Event Manager, said: “We’re so excited to bring Race for Life Pretty Muddy 10K to Cheshire for the very first time. We’re calling on local ladies to limber up and muck in to make it a huge success. We’ve no doubt that they’ve got the muddy motivation to take on the challenge and help beat cancer sooner. Race for Life events are not competitive and women can complete the Pretty Muddy course at their own pace, climbing, jumping, walking and laughing their way around. Whether they plan to wade their way through the mud or make a big splash, every muddy step they take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”
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, Pretty Muddy, Marathon and Hiking events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding life-saving research.
Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work relies on the public’s support. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity was able to spend around £23 million last year in the North West on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research – helping more men, women and children survive.
Laura continued: “Pretty Muddy has all the fun and camaraderie of our much loved 5k and 10k events – but with an extra helping of mud. Our mud-splattered supporters give it their all and the atmosphere is electric as women of all ages, shapes and sizes unite to beat cancer.
Every day, around 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West. That’s why we’re calling on women to sign up right now. By taking part in Race for Life, they can make a real difference. Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”