WOMEN are being urged to get down and dirty at Tatton Park this year to help conquer cancer in a new Race for Life event.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life Pretty Muddy is a women-only, non-competitive 5k obstacle course and will take place in Tatton Park on Sunday, June 22.

The Race for Life family of events also includes the familiar 5k and 10k courses which thousands of women will walk, jog or run around at the same venue the following weekend, Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29. Liz Booth, Cancer Research UK’s North West area events manager, said: “We’re so excited about launching Race for Life Pretty Muddy in the North West.

“We’re holding this exhilarating new event for the first time in Cheshire and we’ve chosen Tatton Park because we believe our supporters will love this new challenge.

“Participants may be walking, running or climbing covered in mud but what’s inescapable is the power and strength that comes from thousands of women joining together to confront cancer.”

Recruitment for Race for Life’s Pretty Muddy, 5k and 10k events in Tatton Park, has just opened. Visit raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050 to sign up.