The races started as a 5k jaunt that you could run or walk, but now you can choose to complete 5k, 10k, half marathon or marathon events…there’s even a 5k muddy obstacle course, aptly name ‘Pretty Muddy’.
The events are the opportunity for women to get together, challenge themselves to new physical endeavours, and support or remember loved ones that have battled cancer, in whatever guise that may be, because Cancer Research UK raises money for research into all 200 types of cancer.
And that’s the really incredible thing about Race for Life, so many different people take part and each one has a different story and reason for doing so. Today, Laura is bravely sharing with us her reason to race for life….
(And when you are done reading, you can sign-up to an event here – there are still lots to come this year)
When I decided that I was going to complete Race for Life this year, I mentioned it on Facebook to see if I could get others to join me, as I think it can be more fun if you are part of a group.
I was very fortunate when a few friends agreed to complete it with me (on the strict instruction that it would be completed at a steady pace!) So it has been fun to chat to each other about what we have ordered to wear on the day, to look as wacky as possible, and I’m really looking forward to completing it as a group.