Around 2,000 women are expected to join forces in Horsham Park on Sunday, 2 June, in the fight against cancer.
Taking part in Horsham’s very first Race for Life, those who have registered will run or walk 5k around the park, down North Street, through the Carfax, along Denne Road, around Chesworth Farm and back, all to raise money for charity, Cancer Research UK. It is hoped the event will collect in excess of £100,000. Funds will go towards vital research into cancer as well as supporting people suffering with the disease or their families.
Hannah Ford, event manager for Race for Life, said: “There is such a great atmosphere at the events. Everyone is there for the same reason – to raise money that will beat cancer. It can get quite emotional particularly at the start and finish lines, because people are often running in memory of someone or in support of someone.
“Some women are survivors of cancer, some have cancer and some are affected by it or have lost loved ones because of it. Many people have messages written on their backs to show why they are running in the race.”
Entries are closed for this weekend’s run but anyone is welcome to go along and cheer on those who are taking part. There are other events taking place across the South this summer. For more information go to raceforlife.org. Relay for Life also takes place this weekend (Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June) at Christ’s Hospital School. Team members take it in turns to walk the designated track for 24 hours. Visit www.cruk.org/relay for more information.