Get in the running for Croydon’s Race for Life on July 5

Fun runners, racers, joggers and those who want to get a bit fitter and raise cash for charity have just one week left to register for this year’s Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Croydon and still be eligible to claim a 30 per cent discount on their entry fee.

The events are returning to Lloyd Park in 2020, but are no longer restricted to women.

This means everybody can be part of the empowering Race for Life movement – and show support for the 33,800 people diagnosed with cancer every year in London.

Croydon’s Race for Life events take place on Sunday, July 5 and are open to people of all ages and abilities.

Fiona Murray, Cancer Research UK’s Event Manager for Croydon, said: “This year, our Race for Life events are open to everyone.

“We’re sending a heartfelt 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.

“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 an inspiring series of 5-kilometre – a little more than three miles – and 10km events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer by funding crucial research.

Murray said: “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 the 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.

Murray said: “The Race for Life is a powerful, inspirational movement which unites participants in Croydon with people across London 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. And if you sign up before January 31, claim 30 per cent off the entry fee by using the code RFLJAN30.


 

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