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

Organisers hope 3600 women will sign up for the Globe-backed event, held in Birkenhead Park on Sunday, June 28.

Maria Montgomery, Cancer Research UK's Wirral event manager, said: "We're urging women of all ages, shapes and sizes to take on Race for Life in their region and sign up now.

"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.

“If you’re looking for an opportunity to get active in 2015 and shake off those January blues, there’s no better time to take on Race for Life.

"With fire in their bellies and trainers at the ready, we know that Wirral ladies are up for the challenge."

Money raised on the day will be used to help doctors, nurses and scientists advance research which is helping to save the lives of men, women and children across Wirral.

Cancer survival rates have doubled since the 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

But more funds and more supporters are needed to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Maria Montgomery continued: "We're calling on the brave ladies of the Wirral to show their fighting spirit once more and take on cancer at this year’s event.

"Race for Life is to celebrate those who are with us, and also remember those who are not.

"The atmosphere is electric, our participants are so inspiring and we’re calling on the women of the Wirral to help make 2015 our best year yet."

To enter Race for Life today go to www.raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.