WITH warmer weather and lighter evenings on the horizon, Leigh women are being urged to put a spring in their step by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Organisers are encouraging women to sign up for the 5k event at Pennington Flash on Sunday, June 8.

Jennifer Ward, Cancer Research UK’s Leigh event manager, said: “Race for Life is not competitive - it’s about thousands of women coming together to show cancer who’s boss.

“Participants can choose to walk, jog, run or even dance their way around the course.”

Organisers need 1,300 women and girls to sign up this year to help them raise £80,000.

Jennifer added: “A gentle walk is a great form of exercise, and with lighter evenings on the way, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the fresh air and get fit.”

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