Camperdown park will host Dundee’s first ever Pretty Muddy race this June, an offshoot of Cancer Research Uk’s popular Race for Life.
The Pretty Muddy race is a 5km obstacle course that is open to all women over the age of 13, regardless of fitness level.
Competitors will have to be prepared to get muddy as they attempt to climb obstacles on the course, but are reminded that they can do so at their own pace.
Cancer Research UK is hoping that daughters, sisters and friends sign up to compete in the event and to take part in an initiative that hopes to bring forward “the day when all cancers are cured”.
The charity are also hoping that women watching the London Marathon this week will feel inspired by the event and race to sign up for the non-competitive race in Dundee.
Angela Wilson, Cancer Research UK’s event manager for Dundee, said: “Many of us watch the Virgin Money London Marathon on tv and feel hugely inspired by the stories and spirit of the runners.
“This year, we want all those women who feel moved to take action right now by choosing their Race for Life event.
“Race for Life events are not competitive. They are about an army of women crossing the finish line together in the fight against cancer.
“Whatever the distance, every step taken around the course will help bring us one step closer to the day when all cancers are cured.
“The atmosphere is incredibly supportive.
“Pledging to take part,alongside thousands of like-minded women, is a great motivation.
“With fire in their bellies and trainers at the ready, we know that Dundee’s ladies are up for the challenge.”
Approximately 1,856 women ran in the Race for Life last year at Camperdown and raised £114,178- a considerable chunk of the £2.3 million raised nationwide.
Cancer Research UK said that all of the money raised allows doctors, nurses and scientists to continue research and help save the lives of women, men and children affected by the disease.