ALMOST 700 women have already registered in the first week to run in the Race For Life in Huddersfield.

The event in Greenhead Park over the weekend of June 16 and 17 is set to be the biggest yet.

Organisers hope that 7,500 women will line up at the start of the three runs and raise an exceptional £350,000 for charity.

Entries opened last week and 250 have pledged to take part in the Saturday race and 346 and 73 in the morning and afternoon races on the Sunday, bringing the tally to 669.

Some 5,000 runners lined up last year and both races were subscribed to the full.

Sarah Maddem, the organiser of Huddersfield Race for Life said: "We're really pleased with the entry numbers and hopefully they will fill up in no time.

"Last year's event had an unforgettable atmosphere and was a great success, raising £320,000.

"I'd urge every woman to take part. It's such an inspiring day and the money raised makes an invaluable contribution to beating cancer."

Across the UK more than 800,000 women are expected to come together to take part in Cancer Research UK's world record-breaking Race for Life 2007 series.

The Race for Life, with 280 events at venues across the UK, and supported by Tesco, hopes to contribute £60m to the charity's scientific work.

The series of events begins on May 2 and runs to the end of July.

For more information or to enter the Race for Life in Huddersfield log on to or call the hotline on 08705 134314.