Second race unveiled

EVEN more women in the Ipswich area will be able to help in the fight against cancer this year after Cancer Research UK revealed they would be holding two Race for Life events in the town.

EVEN more women in the Ipswich area will be able to help in the fight against cancer this year after Cancer Research UK revealed they would be holding two Race for Life events in the town.

The 5km sponsored run usually takes place in Chantry Park in June but this year an additional event will be held in July at the Suffolk Showground.

Last year the event filled up four weeks before the race and dozens of women were left disappointed.

The introduction of a second race means 4,500 people in the Ipswich area will now be able to take part.

Heidi Connell, Ipswich Race Organiser, said: “Every single woman who takes part in Race for Life and raises money is making an invaluable contribution towards the fight against cancer.

“Last year's event had an unforgettable atmosphere and was incredibly inspiring.

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“We were delighted by the Ipswich success and proud that the town's women smashed our fundraising target.

“We hope that everyone will get behinds the event again this year, whether by taking part and raising money or coming down on the day to volunteer.”

Women in the Ipswich area have raised £400,000 through Race for Life events over the last six years - more than £120,000 of that was raised last year.

The race is open to women of all ages and can be run or walked.

Many of those taking part have beaten cancer themselves or race in memory of a loved one.

Entry opens today and women are being asked to register on line if possible to cut Cancer Research UK's costs.

The Chantry Park race will take place on Sunday June 18 and the event at the Suffolk Showground will be held on Wednesday, July 19.

To enter visit www.raceforlife.org or call 08705 134314.

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