WOMEN are being urged to grab their last chance to enter in Southampton Race for Life on The Common with just days left until registration closes.

The annual fundraiser for Cancer Research UK takes place on Sunday July 6 but entries close on Thursday July 3.

Organisers are encouraging mums, daughters, grannies, sisters, friends and workmates who want to take part in the 5k and 10k women-only events to sign up as soon as possible.

So far 4,971 women have signed up to take part.

Elizabeth Frisby, event manager for Race for Life in the south, said: “We are very grateful to the women who have already entered Race for Life in Southampton. But we still have places left so we are urging women to sign up as soon as possible.”

In 2013, 6,047 women took part in Race for Life in Southampton and helped raise an incredible £300,000 for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work. This year, the charity hopes to raise even more.

By raising money through Race for Life, people in the city are helping Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists make advances in research which will help more men, women and children survive.

Women of all shapes, sizes, ages and levels of fitness take part in Race for Life. They come from different backgrounds and walks of life but they are united by their absolute determination to take on the disease and beat it.

Elizabeth added: “Race for Life is not competitive and it’s not about being fit or fast. It’s about thousands of women coming together to show cancer who’s boss.”

Women can boost their contribution to Cancer Research UK’s work by doing a ‘wardrobe work-out’ before their event.

The charity is encouraging them to sort out and bag up hidden treasures such as quality clothes, books and accessories they no longer use and take them to the Donation Station at Race for Life. Each bag of goods could help raise up to £30 for groundbreaking research.

Every participant receives a donation bag, along with a Gift Aid form, as part of their Race for Life entry pack. Just by completing the form and popping it in their bag, women can boost the value of their donation by an extra 25 per cent.

Ring 0845 600 6050 or log on to raceforlife.org to enter the Southampton Race for Life.