ON your marks and trainers at the ready!
It's time for women and girls across Kirklees to get themselves in shape for this year's Race for Life.
Kirklees Council Leisure Development is again running free training sessions in Huddersfield's Greenhead Park for the event, which raises money for Cancer Research UK.
Last year 2,500 women and girls took part in the Greenhead Park event, raising more than £128,500 for the charity. The money is used for research into cancers that affect women's lives.
This year's event is being held on June 18 and 19 and the Examiner is the official media sponsor.
"The essence of the event is about women celebrating life. The Huddersfield races are part of a unique series of women-only five-kilometre walks and runs across the UK," said Helen Heaton, for Kirklees Leisure Development.
"Many of those who took part in last year's events ran in memory of family or friends, to celebrate successful treatment of cancer or simply to support the charity's work.
"Research suggests that one in three people will get some form of cancer. By taking part in the Race for Life there is an opportunity to contribute to valuable research into cancer and its treatment."
To help get women started and in training for the five-kilometre (three-mile) walk/run, free training sessions start on Thursday next week. They are in Greenhead Park between 6.15pm and 7.15pm.
The sessions are for any women or girls taking part in the race and include warm-ups, advice on running and walking for the race.
Registration is from 5.45pm, with warm-ups starting at 6.15pm.
People should meet at the pavilion at Greenhead Park, next to the tennis courts. Contact Kirklees Leisure Development on 01484 234095.
Entry forms are available at Tesco stores or at www.raceforlife.org