Delamere Forest to stage Cancer Research UK's first Tough 10 event

About 600 people have already signed up to take part in 10k run on November 12

Cancer Research UK’s first Tough 10 event will take place in Delamere Forest

People in Cheshire are being urged to grab the chance to take part in Cancer Research UK’s first Tough 10 event in the North West.

Around 600 men and women have already signed up to take on the new 10k trail run taking place at Delamere Forest on Saturday, November 12.

And there’s still time to join them as Cancer Research UK is issuing a rallying cry for people in Cheshire to put their stamina to the test and sign up now before entries close on November 10.

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Tough 10 pitches participants against thigh-burning hills, muddy declines and tough terrain, all in aid of a good cause - raising money for life-saving research.

Every hill conquered will help Cancer Research UK’s scientists in their ultimate challenge – beating cancer sooner.

Laura Taylor, Cancer Research UK event manager, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that so many people have signed up for our first ever Tough 10 in Cheshire.

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“But with 110 people diagnosed with cancer every day in the North West, we need as many people as possible to brave the elements and sign up now to get tough on cancer.

“So we’re urging the people of Cheshire to take toughness to the next level, double knot their trainers and prepare to thigh-burn their way to raising serious money which will save lives.”

There are three different levels of difficulty to choose from a Tough 10 events across the UK – tough, tougher or toughest.

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The Delamere Forest route is ranked tougher so it’s suitable for first timers or regular trail runners alike.

Organisers hope to raise around £40,000 to advance research which will help more men, women and children in North West, and across the UK, survive the disease.

Laura continued: “Our adrenaline-packed event promises to push endurance levels to the limit. It’s not about getting a personal best. It’s about standing shoulder to shoulder on the start line with like-minded individuals committed to the cause.

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“The good news is that research is helping more people survive cancer than ever before. But we still have a long way to go so that no-one’s life is cut short by the disease.

“By taking part in Tough 10, people in Cheshire will know every stamina-testing stride they take will help bring us one step closer to the day when all cancers are cured.”

Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, Cancer Research UK spent around £23 million last year in the North West supporting the work of doctors, nurses and scientists who are dedicated to beating cancer by understanding its causes and investigating how best to prevent and treat it.

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