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‘Pretty Muddy’ cancer run returns to Sunderland

...through the mud bath... The Mingers from Red House near the end of the course.
The first ever Cancer Research UK Race for Life Pretty Muddy event.
Herrington Country Park.

...through the mud bath... The Mingers from Red House near the end of the course. The first ever Cancer Research UK Race for Life Pretty Muddy event. Herrington Country Park.

WEARSIDE women can muck about for charity as a major event returns to the city.

The UK’s first Pretty Muddy obstacle course was held in Sunderland’s Herrington Country Park last September, with more than 1,000 women getting down and dirty to raise cash for Cancer Research UK.

Now the event is returning to the park on Saturday, May 24, and organisers hope to double the number of people taking part.

Pretty Muddy was a new addition to the Race for Life family of events, which also includes the 5k and 10k courses which will be held at the park the following day.

Every day, about 40 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North East.

Holly Howey, Cancer Research UK’s North East events manager, said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring Pretty Muddy back to Sunderland. We’re really grateful to everyone who took part or helped on the day last year. Thanks to their commitment, Pretty Muddy was a great success. We hope they sign up again as soon as possible, and bring new recruits with them.

“Race for Life events are not competitive. They are an amazing way to celebrate life but also remember those who have been lost to the disease.”

Last year’s Race for Life events in Sunderland raised £36,321. This year, organisers need 2,000 women and girls to stride out to help raise £88,000 for research.

After the success of Sunderland’s Pretty Muddy event, Cancer Research UK will be staging 19 Pretty Muddy events across the UK this summer.

To enter log onto www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.

 

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