RUNNERS keen on raising funds for cancer treatment can now sign up for Race for Life in Solihull.
Cancer Research UK has opened entries for the Solihull run, taking place on June 14 in Malvern Park.
The race is open to everyone, of all ages and abilities, with four grades of run – a 5km, 10km and two muddy runs.
Every year, around 302,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in England, with 31,600 people diagnosed with cancer every year in the West Midlands.
Katie Bevan, Cancer Research UK’s Event Manager for Solihull, said: “This year, our Race for Life events are open to everyone.
“We’re sending a heart-felt message to anybody who’s thought about signing up in the past but for one reason or another hasn’t got round to it. This is your year – please seize the opportunity to register in January and become part of the Race for Life community.”
She added: “Our events are fun, colourful, emotional and uplifting. Participants take part at their own pace – taking as much time as they like to complete the course. For some people, the Race for Life is literally a walk in the park. For others, it’s a jog or a run.
“Although ‘Race’ features in the name, our events are not competitive. Instead, ‘the Race for Life’ is about our doctors, nurses and scientists working as hard and fast as possible to help more people survive.”
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is a series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer by funding crucial research.
Katie continued: “This January, we’re urging mums, dads, nans, grandpas, brothers, sisters, friends and workmates to show their support by joining the Race for Life. It’s a perfect example of everyday people doing an extraordinary thing – uniting in a common cause to beat cancer.”
Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking research.
That’s why money raised through the Race for Life events is vital. It funds world-class research to help beat 200 types of cancer – including bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer, children’s cancers and leukaemia.
Katie said: “The Race for Life is a powerful, inspirational movement which unites participants in Solihull with people across West Midlands and the whole of the UK.
“People get together and remember loved ones lost or celebrate the lives of those who have survived. At the same time, they are helping to make a difference to people with the disease, right now.
“Please go to the Race for Life website, choose an event, and sign up today.”
To enter, visit raceforlife.org. Entries in January are discounted by 30 per cent with code RFLJAN30.