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Halifax's Race for Life, for Cancer Research UK, at Savile Park.
Halifax's Race for Life, for Cancer Research UK, at Savile Park.

This year’s Halifax Race for Life 2013 is officially open - and women are being urged to sign up to bag a place on the popular fund-raising run.

Organisers at Cancer Research UK have announced the 5kwomen-only event in Halifax will take place at Savile Park on Sunday July 21.

Event manager Philippa Sharpe said: “Come on ladies, please play your part by entering Race for Life in Halifax today. Together, we can hit cancer where it hurts.

“There are over 200 cancers and we won’t give up until we find cures for them all. It’s fighting talk, and we mean every word we say. Cancer, Halifax is coming to get you.”

She added: “Women of all shapes, sizes, ages and levels of fitness take part in Race for Life. They come from different backgrounds and walks of life but they are united by their absolute determination to take on cancer and beat it. Race for Life is non-competitive. It’s not about being fit or fast. Most women are able to walk 5k in an hour while chatting and having fun. Or they can choose to jog, run or even dance around the course if they prefer.

Cancer Research UK hopes to raise millions of pounds through the race.

To enter Halifax Race for Life, organised in partnership with Tesco, visit or phone 0845 6006050.