MORE than 5,000 women have signed up to take part in Cancer Research UK's Race for Life in Huddersfield.
A total of 5,211 women have pledged to run around Greenhead Park on the weekend of June 16 and 17 to raise money for the charity.
This year, there will be three runs at Huddersfield - one on the Saturday and two on the Sunday.
The Sunday morning race is full, but organiser Sarah Madden is still keen for volunteers to race in the other two.
She said: "The figures are looking great, we need to concentrate on filling the other two races now."
Organisers hope that 7,500 women will take part in the three runs to raise a target of £350,000 for Cancer Research UK.
Last year, 5,000 runners took part in the Huddersfield Race for Life and raised £320,000.
The Huddersfield racers taking part this year will be among 800,000 women running in 280 Race for Life events across the UK. The events, supported by Tesco, will contribute around £60m to Cancer Research UK's scientific work.
Women wanting to train for the Race for Life can start stepping up their fitness from April 30, when running sessions start in Holmfirth.
The sessions - which take place at Sands recreation ground - are open to anyone from beginners to those in training.
The 45-minute sessions will be led by coach Rachael Mellor.
They are part of the Kirklees Sport4Life project, which aims to encourage adults back into sport.
The sessions cost £2.50 each and start at 8pm from Holmfirth Swimming Pool. For more information, contact the pool on 01484 222440.
* For more information about the Race for Life in Huddersfield call the hotline on 08705 134314. Alternatively, log on to www.raceforlife.org