Women urged to get Pretty Muddy as new Race for Life event launches in Lincoln

By Hayley Cook on January 13th, 2016 - comments

Race for Life PrettyLincoln women are being urged to fight dirty when it comes to conquering cancer – by signing up now for an exciting new event from Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

The city has been chosen to host Race for Life Pretty Muddy for the first time at Lincolnshire Showground on Saturday, October 1st.

Pretty Muddy is a women-only, non-competitive 5k obstacle course – with added mud.

It’s the perfect challenge for those looking to shake off the January blues and commit to get more active in 2016.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life family of events also includes the 5k and 10k courses, which thousands of women will take on at the same venue on Sunday, June 12 to raise money for life-saving research.

Emma Colbourne, Cancer Research UK’s Lincoln Event Manager, said:

“Race for Life events are not competitive. They are not about being fit or fast. Pretty Muddy has all the fun and camaraderie of our much loved 5k and 10k events – with an opportunity to mess about in mud.

“Women can complete the Pretty Muddy course at their own pace, climbing, jumping, walking and laughing their way around. It’s about an army of women coming together in the fight against cancer.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and marathon events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding life-saving research.

Last year, almost 2,000 women took part in Race for Life 5k and 10k in Lincoln and raised a fantastic £100,000. This year, organisers need 4,500 women and girls to stride out to help try and raise even more money across Race for Life 5k, 10k and the new Pretty Muddy.

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 Lincolnshire and the UK.

Emma continued:

“We’re calling on the brave ladies of Lincoln to harness their fighting spirit once more and really show cancer who’s boss.

“Race for Life is an amazing way to celebrate everyone we love who has survived cancer.  It’s also an emotional and moving way to pay tribute to those dear to us whose lives have been cut short by the disease. 

“Our participants make Race for Life a truly uplifting, inspiring experience.  That’s why we’re calling on women of all ages to sign up now to their event in Lincoln and pledge to stand together, shoulder to shoulder, on the front line against cancer.  Together, we can unleash a powerful fighting spirit to stop cancer in its tracks.”

To enter Race for Life today go to raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770. Anyone registering for the Race for Life 5k or 10k races are eligible for £10 entry before the end of January.