A new charity event is coming, with the first ever ‘Very Amazing Pink Ribbon Race’, designed to raise funds for breast cancer research.
It will take place on Saturday July 18, starting at Caythorpe Playing Fields at 9.30am and finishing at Grantham Tennis Club.
The event has been organised by Caythorpe resident Sue Stannard, who was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in January 2011, and has since become an active supporter of Breast Cancer Campaign, which merged with Breakthrough Breast Cancer this year.
Sue said: “I feel passionately about the work of Campaign and Breakthrough, and some of the research that they are currently funding has enormous potential to save lives.”
Participants in the event will undertake a series of fun challenges – not necessarily physical ones – at the start and finish, and at a number of venues along the route. They can choose to walk, run, cycle or drive between venues and can have a supporter travelling by car to help them if they get tired.
Sue said: “I have tried to design the event to be suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, something that a family or group of friends can do together, with points being given for how well the challenges are performed.” There will be prizes for best fancy dress, best team name, most sponsorship raised and so on and a barbecue at the finish venue from 2pm.
To get more information visit the event’s Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry needs to be done on-line in advance and costs £12 per adult and £8 for under 16s, with every under 12 entrant receiving a £5 voucher to be used at an Inspire+ sports summer camp.