Brixton Race for Life Pretty Muddy is BACK!
Cancer Research UK is calling on the women of Brixton to get down and dirty in the fight against cancer by signing up for this year’s Race for Life Pretty Muddy, returning to Brockwell Park on Saturday 30th September.
A women-only, non-competitive 5k obstacle course, Pretty Muddy, as the name suggests, adds an extra helping of mud to make it a little more, well, interesting. It involves climbing, jumping, walking and – hopefully – laughter. You don’t have to be an Iron Woman or a gym junkie though you will EARN that sponsorship money you have raised. But the event is meant to be fun and, most importantly, tackled at your own pace. Whether wading through the mud or making a big splash, every muddy step and stumble taken by sisters, friends, lovers, wives, grannies, mums and daughters, will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Sarah Parker, Cancer Research UK’s Brixton Event Manager, said: “We’re so excited we can bring Race for Life Pretty Muddy to Brixton for the second time and we know the women of Brixton are up for a challenge”.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, conducts a variety of women-only events ranging from 5k and 10k Pretty Muddy events to marathons and hiking challenges. The money raised enabled the charity last year in London alone to spend £129 million on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research. One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.
Sarah continued: “Pledging to take part is a great motivation for women to pull on their leggings, limber up and kick-start a more active life. By taking part in Race for Life, they can make a real difference in the fight against cancer.”
“Every day, 90 people are diagnosed with cancer in London. That’s why we’re calling on women to sign up right now to the event in Brixton. Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”