ENTRIES are now being taken for this year's Wirral Race For Life in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The Globe-backed event takes place in Birkenhead Park on Sunday, July 27.

Last year, 3443 women took part in the Wirral event, raising £153,104.

Organisers hope 3600 women and girls will stride out this time, with a target of £350,000.

The Globe has been Race For Life’s official newspaper since 2006.

Jennifer Ward, Cancer Research UK’s Wirral events manager, said: "We're calling on Wirral/Merseyside’s mighty-mums, gutsy-grans, feisty friends and go-getting girls to join our formidable army and take on cancer at this year's Race for Life.

“We know how committed Wirral women can be when they really make up their minds to do something. We want to harness that power to stop cancer in its tracks, by raising money for life-saving research.

“Race for Life is non-competitive. It’s not about being fit or fast.

“Most women are able to walk 5k in an hour while chatting and having fun. Or they can choose to jog, run or even dance around the course if they prefer.”

Everyone who takes part in Race for Life, from the participants themselves to the millions of supporters who sponsor and encourage them, becomes part of a powerful collective force rising up to beat cancer sooner.

Proceeds from Race for Life will are used Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists to advance research which is helping to save the lives of men, women and children across the North West.

Jennifer Ward said: “Race for Life is an amazing way to celebrate life but also remember those who have been lost to the disease.

“There are over 200 cancers and we won’t give up until we find cures for them all.”

To enter Race for Life visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.