WOMEN in Taunton are being urged to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Vivary Park, as registration closes on Friday (July 11).

Organisers are encouraging mums, daughters, grannies, sisters, friends and workmates who want to take part in the 5k and 10k women-only events on July 13 to sign up as soon as possible.

Race for Life raises millions of pounds every year to help beat the battle against cancer.

Maxine Bateman, event manager for Race for Life, South-West, said: “We are very grateful to the women who have already entered Race for Life in Taunton.

“But we still have places left so we are urging women to sign up as soon as possible.”

Last year, 2,355 women took part in Race for Life in Taunton, and helped raise an incredible £121,000 for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

This year, the charity hopes the 2,500 who have entered will hit a fundraising target of £160,000.

Maxine added: “Race for Life is not competitive and it’s not about being fit or fast.

“It’s about thousands of women coming together to show cancer who’s boss.”

Women can boost their contribution to Cancer Research UK’s work by doing a ‘wardrobe work-out’ before their event.

The charity is encouraging them to sort out and bag up hidden treasures such as quality clothes, books and accessories they no longer use and take them to the Donation Station at Race for Life.

Each bag of goods could help raise up to £30 for research.

Every participant receives a donation bag, along with a Gift Aid form, as part of their Race for Life entry pack.

To enter Race for Life, visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.