THIS year, everyone is invited to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and Pretty Muddy in Portsmouth.
The charity’s much-loved events are returning to the town but are no longer restricted to female participants.
The Pretty Muddy events take place on Southsea Common on Saturday July 11 and Race for Life 5km & 10km on Sunday July 12 and are open to people of all ages and abilities.
Georgina Horne, Cancer Research UK’s Event Manager for Hampshire, 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 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 an inspiring 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.
Georgina continued: “This year, 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.
Georgina said: “The Race for Life is a powerful, inspirational movement which unites participants in Hampshire with people across the South East 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
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