Race for Life is back, so sign up and help beat cancer!

Family embrace for a photo at Race for Life

By Holly Fishwick

Walk, jog or run 5k locally and raise money for life-saving research!

Do you want to get active with your friends and family while doing something amazing to beat cancer? Well, Race for Life is back for 2021 and there are hundreds of events taking place across the country this autumn.

After a year where vital cancer trials were delayed, the Race for Life is more important than ever, and all the money raised supports research into all types of cancer.

Getting warmed up to walk, jog or run

Events include 5k and 10k routes for participants to walk, jog or run, as well as Pretty Muddy obstacle courses for adults and kids. In addition, a new 3k route has been introduced for 2021 for those wishing to take on a slightly shorter distance. The Race for Life is open to everyone, no matter your fitness level, background, or gender. 

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What will Race for Life events look like this year?

The health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers is the charity’s priority, so events may look a little different this year as additional safety measures will be introduced: 

  • Participants will be split into waves to reduce congestion 
  • There will be hand sanitation points across Race for Life events 
  • Social distancing will be in place 

Cancer Research UK will continue to monitor the situation in line with government guidelines. For more details on the how Cancer Research UK will be keeping you safe on race day please click here. 

Lady holds a Race for Life Medal

Your support is more important than ever

As a result of the pandemic, Cancer Research UK expects to lose £250 million, which has meant they have had to reduce the amount of research they fund annually. But cancer doesn’t stop. Every two minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. Your support, through events like the Race for Life, is what helps Cancer Research UK continue their ground-breaking work to see more people surviving cancer.

Race for Life is an amazing feel good experience where you can come together with friends and family to help beat cancer!   

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Sign up for the Race for Life above and join the conversation on twitter at @RaceforLife