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Golf’s most-watched YouTuber Rick Shiels laced up his walking shoes to help beat prostate cancer – and now it’s time for you to do the same.

Prostate Cancer UK is calling on golfers to take on its Big Golf Race to make a difference in the fight against the killer disease.

Shiels, whose YouTube channel has passed the two million subscriber mark, walked 150 miles from Prestwick to St Andrews in July, and you can follow in his footsteps – although you won’t have to walk quite as far.

You can choose the marathon, which involves playing 72 holes in a day. That’s roughly equivalent to 26 miles.

If that’s a bit too much, you can always tackle the half marathon by playing 36 holes. Top prizes are on offer for those taking part.

Prostate cancer is one of the biggest causes of death in men in the UK, killing a man every 45 minutes.

PGA Professional Shiels’ efforts raised a huge £114,000 for the charity, five times his initial target, and helped shine a spotlight on the fight to beat the disease.

“To be able to do this challenge for Prostate Cancer UK and to have done my bit in the fight against the most common cancer in men is a great feeling,” he said.

“It’s so important for men to know of their risk of prostate cancer and I hope that this walk has helped shine a light on the disease and the work of Prostate Cancer UK.”

Everyone entering the Big Golf Race who raises over £250 will be entered into a draw to win £3,000 of Mizuno gear.

Raise £500 and you’ll get a Big Golf Race branded Glenmuir polo.

£800 gets you a Prostate Cancer UK driver cover, and £1,000 earns you a box of Titleist ProV1s with the charity’s logo.

To sign up for the Big Golf Race, click here.

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