to wonder why boys can't run the race for life?

(148 Posts)
ParadiseChick Sun 28-Apr-13 20:53:24

Trying to register, my 11year old nephew fancied it, but no space on the online form for anything other than ms, miss, Mrs, Dr, rev or prof in the title space. Is it women only?

suebfg Sun 28-Apr-13 20:56:34

I think it is yes

Yes women only, no idea why really but does seem a bit unfair confused

This really annoys me, the whole women only, pink race crap. Yes, Race for life, but let men join in too and it not be pink.

ParadiseChick Sun 28-Apr-13 21:00:32

Well that's fucking shit. He's been running with me, seen the adverts and asked if we could enter.

It's for cancer research though, cancer isn't gender aware.

YoniRanger Sun 28-Apr-13 21:00:32

It's women only. Not that many things are really.

I think it's primarily to keep the races unthreatening and not competitive because its not just about raising money but encouraging women to exercise in a supportive way.

Just like women only gyms and swimming sessions.

If he wants to run 5ks look for a parkrun or similar.

saintmerryweather Sun 28-Apr-13 21:01:13

Boys under 12 can run it theres a whole section on the website why men cant run it. i cbs to go find it for you though

IneedAyoniNickname Sun 28-Apr-13 21:02:15

IIRC boys under the age of 7 can run. Ds1 was registered as miss when we did it a few years ago, but was too old to do it the next year.

Having said that, they might not physically stop him running, and he may still get a goody bag at the end. But he won't have a number.

ParadiseChick Sun 28-Apr-13 21:05:28

There's fuck all on the registration page I'm on!

saintmerryweather Sun 28-Apr-13 21:06:29

A very quick google has shown you have to ring them to enter a boy. not quite sure why people dont even bother looking before they start whinging but there you

raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/utilities/faqs/who-can-enter/index.html

ParadiseChick Sun 28-Apr-13 21:08:36

Ah see, you could be arsed after all, well done!

Iteotwawki Sun 28-Apr-13 21:09:19

Boys 12 and under can run but you need to call the website number to register, you can't do it online.

I can't understand why it's a women only thing. Very little cancer is gender specific. I've had to treat men with breast cancer - there's no support out there for them.

ParadiseChick Sun 28-Apr-13 21:11:19

Still begs the question why it's a female only event...

saintmerryweather Sun 28-Apr-13 21:11:36

I had nothing better to do and was feeling kind grin

Fleecyslippers Sun 28-Apr-13 21:13:22
saintmerryweather Sun 28-Apr-13 21:13:58

One of the posters has said that there is a whole section on the website about why it is women only, then looked up some info and you thanked her with a sarky comment. If you want to know why it's women only then look it up yourself and stop being snotty to someone who is trying to help.

Cross posted - well there you go 2 posters including saintmerryweather who I was referring to earlier have done your work for you op. Happy now hmm

pickledginger Sun 28-Apr-13 21:21:10
McNewPants2013 Sun 28-Apr-13 21:25:04

If men want one, why don't they set one up.

Like run for life.

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Sun 28-Apr-13 21:26:37

I think they should do a golf one, for testicular cancer.
'Balls to cancer'

That's not very relevant to the op I know but I see your point

McNewPants2013 Sun 28-Apr-13 21:27:00

Oh wait they did and men wasn't interested

ParadiseChick Sun 28-Apr-13 21:27:28

Hardy ha ha. Yes yellow I'm ecstatic, thanks for asking grin

meglet Sun 28-Apr-13 21:27:48

Why would making it women only make it uncompetitive? I'm competitive in a yoga class, let alone the race for life. I stopped doing it as there were so many dawdlers getting in the way and it gave me the rage.

ReallyTired Sun 28-Apr-13 21:30:46

I think that the Race for Life should be open to anyone. Men can get breast cancer although it is rare. Boys suffer when their mummies die from breast cancer. Men suffer when their partners die from breast cancer.

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