Make a date for the Race for Life!
That’s the message from Cancer Research UK, as the popular race makes its return to Carlisle in September.
Events include a 3K, 5K, 10K as well as Pretty Muddy, a mud-splattered obstacle course, and are open to people of all ages and abilities.
Money raised will help scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, saving lives as the charity fights back from the impact of the pandemic – and anyone who signs up until July 4 can claim 30 per cent off the entry fee by using the code RFLJUNE30.
Niki Clinghan, Cancer Research UK’s spokeswoman for Cumbria, said: “Race for Life offers the perfect opportunity for people across Cumbria to run, walk or jog and raise money for life-saving research.
“All 400 mass-participation Race for Life events across the UK were cancelled last year. So this year, more than ever, we need people to enter the Race for Life – for the people we love, for the people we’ve lost and for the one in two of us who will get cancer.”
Every year, around 42,300 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North-West and one in two people in the UK born after 1960 will get cancer in their lifetime.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, which has been in partnership with Tesco for 20 years, raises millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer by funding crucial research into 200 types of cancer, including bowel, prostate, lung, testicular, brain, as well as children’s cancers and leukaemia.
People can visit raceforlife.org to enter. If any Race for Life events are cancelled, people will be entitled to a refund of their entry fee or can choose to donate the fee to help fund Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work