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Runners in last year's Chesterfield Race for Life.

Runners in last year's Chesterfield Race for Life.

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A major charity challenge to fight cancer will take place in Chesterfield four weeks from today.

Race for Life – which raises millions of pounds for Cancer Research UK every year – will take place in Chesterfield town centre from 10.30am on Sunday, June 14.

Last year, 1,500 women took part in the 5k race in Chesterfield, raising £77,858.

This year, organisers need 1,600 women and girls to stride out to help raise £100,000.

Emma Colbourne, Chesterfield events manager for Cancer Research UK, said: “Everyone who takes part in Race for Life and raises money for life-saving research will be playing a crucial role in helping more men, women and children survive cancer. They will be giving them the chance to have more time with the people they love and to create more precious memories together.

“Pledging to take part in Race for Life, alongside thousands of like-minded women, is incredibly motivating. The atmosphere on the day is full of emotion. Participants wear signs on their backs declaring their reasons for taking part. Many will be remembering loved ones lost to cancer or celebrating the lives of people dear to them who have survived.”

Visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770 to get involved.