Race for Life Challenge in Bristol to Beat Cancer

Race-for-LifeRace for Life is returning this weekend to have more than 8,000 women running, walking and jogging around the Downs. The Bristol 10k and 5k events will be held on Saturday and Sunday respectively. All the money raised through the event will go to Cancer Research U. K.

More women are expected to participate than recent years. This will help raise money for research and cure development.

Michelle Collins will be participating in the event in memory of her mum. Clutton mum-of-two has been taking part since her mother Pat Kerslake was diagnosed with cancer in 2003. It will be the ninth Race for Life for her.

However, it would be her first 10K this year for the 38-year-old. Mrs. Collins said that she has always participated in the 5K run. Weston-super-Mare was the first and recently Bristol.

"She did not see me get married and she did not meet my wonderful children. But I know she would have been so proud and she would have loved spending time with her grandchildren", she added.

According to reports, more than 1,600 women have registered to participate in the 10K event on Saturday. For the 5K race on Sunday, more than 6,600 have signed up.