A thousand women have signed up in Darlington to help raise money for cancer charities.

Cancer Research's Race for Life event will be held in the town on Sunday, July 14. Women of all ages can run, walk or jog a 5km course around South Park.

Race organiser Janet Cooper, Darlington Borough Council's sports development officer, said: "The great thing about Race for Life is that women of all ages and abilities can come together and really make a difference."

The entry fee is £7.50, £4.50 for under-18s, which will be used for adminstration. Racers are then asked to raise at least £50 in sponsorship, which will go directly to Cancer Research UK.

Unlike previous years, all competitors must register before the event.

Anyone interested should call 08705 134314 or visit the www.raceforlife.co.uk website.

Everyone competing will get a medal and gift bag.