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Breast Cancer Awareness Month - get involved

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month now in full swing you'll have probably noticed a rosy tint everywhere you go this October.

This year The Football Association (FA) has partnered up with Breast Cancer Care and has pledged to raise £500,000 though the Pass it on campaign. The FA and Breast Cancer Care hope to create a team of breast awareness champions and encourage these men and women to 'pass on' breast awareness information.

Over the last few years, lots of sports teams have donned pink strips to raise awareness of breast cancer, including: Cardiff Blues rugby team (Cancer Research Wales), Clyde FC (Think Pink Scotland) and the National Football League of America (American Cancer Society)

If you feel inspired by the sportsmen and women's athleticism, as well as their charitable spirit, then why not get active yourself, all in the name of a great cause.

There are hundreds of events taking place all over the UK, from runs, to walks, to cycle rides, there's something people of all abilities can take part in.

Check out our guide to some of the best sounding events over the next 12 months. What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

  1. The Great North Run (Newcastle) 13/09/15
    Organisers call it the 'world's greatest half marathon', The Great North Run is the UK's second largest road race with 57,000 runners taking part in 2014.
  2. Women Only Run 5k, 10k and 15k (Richmond Park, Surrey) 18/10/14
    Clue's in the name, really - this one's just for the ladies. You can either run 5km, 10km or 15km around London's Richmond Park.
  3. Brighton Marathon (Brighton) 12/04/15
    Running 26.2miles may be pretty gruelling but with Brighton's sea front as a backdrop and a great cause to run for, you can't really complain too much.
  4. London Marathon (London) 26/04/15
    It might be the UK's biggest road race but is it the best? Well, you'll have to tell us if you're lucky enough to land yourself a place.
  5. Edinburgh Marathon (Edinburgh) 31/05/15
    The marathon is part of Edinburgh's largest running festival. Over 30,000 runners are expected to take part in 2015 and if you don't fancy going the full 26.2miles you can do a half, 10km, 5km or a team relay.
  6. Greater Manchester Marathon (Manchester) 19/04/15
    Organisers describe it as the 'flattest, fastest and friendliest UK marathon', what more could you want?
  7. The Moonwalk (London) May 2015
    If running a marathon isn't your thing, try walking one. At night. In a bra. With this event you'll get sent a plain white bra in your welcome pack to decorate as wildly as you like.
  8. Sheffield Half Marathon (Sheffield) April 2015
    This event attracts thousands of runners from all over Yorkshire and the rest of the UK. If you're after a PB apparently this is the place to get it.
  9. Belfast City Marathon (Belfast) 04/05/15
    Over 17,500 runners are expected to take to the streets of Belfast on Bank Holiday Monday 2015, why not join them?
  10. BUPA Glasgow 10k (Glasgow) 17/05/15
    Once again this is a race just for women. This is the perfect event to train for with your besties. There'll be no greater feeling than crossing that finish line with your girls in tow.
  11. Pink Ribbon Walk 10 or 20 miles (Leeds Castle, Kent) June 2015
    You choose how far you want to go. Whether 10miles is your absolute limit or if you fancy challenging yourself to 20, you'll enjoy this scenic route.
  12. Cardiff Half Marathon (Cardiff) October 2015
    The UK's third biggest road race, the Cardiff Half is a great event and this year saw the biggest turnout ever.
  13. Race for Life 5k (Dudley) 12/07/15
    There are Race for Life events all over the UK, keep an eye out for one near you. The Dudley event passes by Himley Hall and lake.

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