Stepping out to help raise funds for charity

Women in Northumberland are being urged to step up the fight against cancer.

Friday, 9th February 2018, 16:32 pm
Updated Friday, 9th February 2018, 16:36 pm
Cancer Research UK is holding a Race for Life Hike at Hadrian's Wall to raise funds in the fight against cancer.

Cancer Research UK has launched the Race for Life Hike – walks taking place at eight iconic locations in the UK.

And among the events is a hike at Hadrian’s Wall, Brampton, on Saturday, June 10 – the second time the event has happened.

Race for Life Hike is a series of one-day, long-distance walking events open to women of all ages and abilities.

The Hadrian’s Wall event offers a challenging and technical hike, starting at the ancient remains of Brocolitia Fort and finishing at the stunning Lanercost Priory. The route takes in iconic sections of the wall, including Sycamore Gap, with impressive views across the Northumberland Country Park throughout.

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Women can sign up at with money raised helping Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer.

Participants will also be treated to a hot meal, glass of bubbly and a medal at the finish line.

Laura Taylor, Cancer Research UK’s event manager, said: “We’re so excited to bring Race for Life Hike to Northumberland for the second year.

“The route promises to take in stunning local landscapes so it’s the perfect opportunity for ladies to make the most of the great outdoors, right on their doorstep.

“We’re calling on women to put their best foot forward and sign up now.

“We’ve no doubt that they’ve got the motivation to go the distance and help beat cancer.”

“Participants will have access to training guidance and fund-raising advice before the event, and there’ll be plenty of support points along the route offering tea, coffee and snacks to help keep them going.

“The atmosphere on the day promises to be electric as women come together to join the fight against the disease.”

Laura added: “Race for Life Hike has all the fun and camaraderie of our much loved 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events.

“Whether participants plan to ramble along the route or charge their way around the course, every step they take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

“Every week, around 40 people are diagnosed with cancer in Northumberland. That’s why we’re calling on women to sign up right now. By taking part in Race for Life, they can make a real difference. Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”

The entry fee for Race for Life Hike is £30 and there’s a suggested fund-raising target of £200.

Women who sign up will be given a Race for Life Season Pass, offering free entry into unlimited 5k and 10k events to support their training.