There’s still time to enter Race for Life

sp90588 Race For Life, Chesterfield
sp90588 Race For Life, Chesterfield

Scores of big-hearted runners are set to pound the streets of Chesterfield to fight cancer.

More than 1,800 runners will take on the annual Race for Life challenge in aid of Cancer Research UK this Sunday.

Philippa Sharpe, event manager, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that so many women have entered Race for Life in Chesterfield.

“Together, they will help us create a fantastic atmosphere on the day and raise crucial funds to help beat cancer,” she added.

Organisers say 700 race places are left so if you’d like to take part in the event then visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0871 641 1111 by Thursday, June 14.

The popular 5k race – expected to raise £125,000 for Cancer Research UK – will start at Rose Hill and finish at Queen’s Park.

Chesterfield Borough Council has warned drivers to expect delays in the town on the day of the race.

Earlier this year, organisers ditched a ban on young boys running the race after Chesterfield mum Claire Parker called for a U-turn.

For more coverage of Chesterfield’s Race for Life, keep checking www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk.