Manchester gets tough on cancer with new 10k challenge

Manchester is being urged to get tough on cancer, by signing up for an exciting new event from Cancer Research UK.

Manchester has been chosen to host Cancer Research UK’s Tough 10 for the first time. A 10k trail run with challenging muddy slopes, thigh burning hills and tough terrain.

Cancer Research UK is daring men and women across the city to take on the challenge and sign up for the event at Heaton Park on 26 November 2017.

Runners will be pitting themselves against some of the UK’s toughest terrain to raise money for life-saving research. Each event in the Tough 10 series is marked tough, tougher or toughest based on the level of difficulty of each course.

The Heaton Park route is ranked tough so it’s suitable for regular runners or first timers looking for a challenge.

Kirsti Thompson, Cancer Research UK Event Manager, said: “We know Manchester’s got what it takes to tackle Tough 10. We’re delighted to be hosting the event in the city for the first time.

“Every day, around 110 people in the North West are diagnosed with cancer*. That’s why we need as many people as possible to double knot their trainers and take on our stamina-testing course.

Tough10 promises fierce inclines and stunning views to take your breath away. Every muddy slope conquered brings us a step closer to beating all cancers.”

Organisers hope around 600 people will enter Tough 10 in Manchester and raise around £35,000 to help Cancer Research UK’s. Scientists find new ways to prevent and diagnose the disease and to develop new, better and kinder treatments.

Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the 1970s. Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress. But more supporters, more funds and more research is needed to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Kirsti continued: “We’ve got cancer on the run. Today 1 in 2 people diagnosed with the disease survive. But we need to do more.

“There are over 200 types of cancer and we won’t stop until we’ve beaten them all. The more research we are able to fund the sooner that day will come.”

 Cancer Research UK spent over £28mn in Manchester last year, on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research.

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