WOMEN in Salisbury are being urged to grab their last chance to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Hudson’s Field before registration closes next week.

Entries will close at midnight on Friday, June 27 for the women-only 5k event, which is part of a series across the country that raises millions of pounds every year to help the fight against cancer.

Event manager Maxine Bateman said: “We are very grateful to the women who have already entered Race for Life in Salisbury. But we still have places left so we are urging women to sign up as soon as possible.”

In 2013, 2,313 women took part in Race for Life in Salisbury and helped raise £115,825 for Cancer Research UK. This year, the charity hopes to hit a fundraising target of £120,233.

By raising money through Race for Life, people in Wiltshire are helping Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists make advances in research which will help more men, women and children survive.

Women of all shapes, sizes, ages and levels of fitness take part in Race for Life.

“Race for Life is not competitive and it’s not about being fit or fast,” said Ms Bateman. “It’s about thousands of women coming together to show cancer who’s boss."

Women can boost their contribution to Cancer Research UK’s work by doing a ‘wardrobe work-out’ before their event. The charity is encouraging them to sort out and bag up hidden treasures such as quality clothes, books and accessories they no longer use and take them to the Donation Station at Race for Life. Each bag of goods could help raise up to £30.

Every participant receives a donation bag, along with a Gift Aid form, as part of their Race for Life entry pack. By completing the form and popping it in their bag, they can boost the value of their donation by an extra 25 per cent.

To enter, visit raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.