It may be a few months away – but participants are encouraged to get set for this year’s Race for Life.

Women are being invited to kick-start the new year by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s fundraiser.

Every day, 90 people are diagnosed with cancer in the south west. That’s why the charity is urging women of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities to enter Race for Life 5k or 10k events at Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester on Sunday, May 20.

By signing up, women will make a difference in the fight against cancer. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives.

Brenda Scott, Cancer Research UK’s Dorchester Event Manager, said: “January is the perfect time for women in Dorset to commit to getting a little more active in 2018 by signing up for Race for Life and taking on a new fitness challenge.

“For those who need some extra encouragement to get moving, Race for Life offers the ultimate motivation. That’s because by taking part and raising money, participants will be helping to fund vital cancer research. It’s time to mark the new year and make a resolution to remember. By joining like-minded ladies committed to the cause, local women can unite against a disease that affects us all in some way.”

She added: “Taking part in Race for Life is a hugely moving experience. It’s a special opportunity for people to come together to remember loved ones lost to cancer or celebrate the lives of those dear to them who have survived.”

The event in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half Marathon and Hiking events which raise millions to help beat cancer sooner by funding crucial research.

Brenda Scott said: “Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course. Whether they plan to pound the pavements or stroll to the finish, every step women take will help to support life-saving research.”

* Throughout January there is 30 per cent off entry fees. To enter and find out more visit or call 0300 123 0770.