All the team here at 4Leisure wanted to say a huge well done to our own Jodie and mum Michele who completed the Race for Life in Hillingdon on Sunday (5th June) in 45 minutes!
Jodie sends thanks to all those generous souls who have sponsored her and helped her smash her target!
The weather was kind and runners took part in their droves. A truly amazing cause to raise money for, if anyone has picked up the running bug from Jodie there are many more events taking place during the rest of the year.
Well done Jodie and Michele, running in honour of a special lady and raising money for a great cause.
It’s not too late to sponsor Jodie and Michele – you can top up their total at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/michelecoleman
This weekend, 4Leisure Recruitment resourcer Jodie and mum Michele will be running Race for Life in Hillingdon to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Race for Life is the UK’s biggest ladies only fundraising event. Starting in 1994 as a single 5k race in Battersea Park, London, Race for Life has expanded into over 200 regional races which include 5k and 10k races, half-marathons, marathons, and the popular Pretty Muddy, a pink version of endurance events such as Tough Mudder.
Races are more about participation than record breaking times – you are encouraged to “walk, jog, or run” a 5k, and women of all ages, sizes, and ability take part. Since Race for Life began, over 6 million women have taken part, and over £493 million has been raised for Cancer Research UK
Facts about Race for Life
- A 5k Race for Life in 2001 was Jane Tomlinson’s first ever fundraising event after her cancer diagnosis. She went on to raise over £1.75 million for charity.
- Runners wear a card in memory of those for who they are running.
- Pink is the colour of Race for Life. Participants are known as the Pink Army
- Following complaints about the ladies only event being discriminatory, a Run for Moore in memory of the late footballer Bobby Moore was introduced, but discontinued in 2010. Boys under 12 are allowed to take part in the ladies race after a rule change in 2012.
Jodie and Michele have met their fundraising target ahead of this weekend’s race but welcome more. All goes to a fantastic charity who work to find a cure for the numerous cancers that exist, and also develop new treatments for cancer patients. They also advise people about cancer, and act as advisors to government health policy makers.
If you would like to give Jodie and Michele a little boost, please visit their giving page and sponsor them a little money – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/michelecoleman