Inspired women are wanted to take part in a charity race.

Those impressed with the efforts of participants of the London Marathon have been urged to sign up to a Race For Life event, which will raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The Huddersfield event returns to the town on Sunday, July 10, and many hundreds of women and girls are expected to take part at the Leeds Road sports complex.

The event is a huge fundraiser and over the years has seen tens of thousands of pounds raised for charity.

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Katie Mathers, Cancer Research UK’s Huddersfield Event Manager, said: “Many of us watch the Virgin Money London Marathon on TV and feel hugely inspired by the stories and spirit of the runners.

“This year, we want all those women who felt moved to take action right now by choosing their Race for Life event and signing up.

“There’s a Race for Life event for every woman – whether they’re looking for a gentle 5k, the fun of overcoming obstacles at Pretty Muddy or the challenge of a full or half marathon.

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“By taking on a Race for Life event and encouraging their mums, daughters, sisters and friends to join them, participants can improve their fitness, work towards a goal and raise money for life-saving research.

“Becoming more active also has longer-term benefits, as research shows that even regular, moderate physical activity can help reduce the risk of cancer. Not only does it help people to keep a healthy body weight, but physical activity in itself can reduce the risk of some types of the disease.”

Katie added: “Race for Life events are not competitive. They are about an army of women

crossing the finish line together in the fight against cancer. Whatever the distance, every step taken around the course will help bring us one step closer to the day when all cancers are cured.

“The atmosphere is incredibly supportive and pledging to take part, alongside thousands of like-minded women, is a great motivation. With fire in their bellies and trainers at the ready, we know that Huddersfield ladies are up for the challenge.”

To enter a Race for Life today go to or call 0300 123 0770.