Here's how you can get involved with this year's Race for Life events in Preston

People across the region are being encouraged to look beyond lockdown by making a date to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Preston.

Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 12:30 pm

The charity’s much-loved events are aiming to return to the city later in the year but with socially distanced measures to help keep participants safe.

The Race for Life events – 3k, 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids - will take place at Moor Park on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June and are open to people of all ages and

abilities.

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Anyone who signs up this January can claim a special 30 per cent off the entry fee by using the code JAN2021.

Covid-19 has caused a devastating loss of research funding. Cancer Research UK is predicting a staggering £300m drop in income over the next three years which could put future

medical breakthroughs at risk. That’s why the charity is calling on men, women and children to fight back against the devastating disease by entering a Race for Life event. Money raised

will help scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, helping to save more lives.

Laura Cass, Cancer Research UK’s Event Manager for Preston, said: “All 400 mass-participation Race for Life events across the UK were cancelled last year to protect the country’s health

during the COVID-19 pandemic. So this year, more than ever, we need people to come together and help beat the disease.

“The truth is, COVID-19 has slowed us down. But we will never stop and we are absolutely determined to continue to create better cancer treatments for tomorrow.

Participants will set off on the course either alone or in small socially distanced groups. Hand sanitiser will also be provided at all events with participants encouraged to use it before and

after the event.

Laura said: “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.

“Participants, all united in a common cause to beat cancer, take part at their own pace. For some people, the Race for Life is literally a walk in the park. Slow and steady still wins. For

others, it’s a jog or a run. But what is for certain is we’re looking forward to welcoming people across Preston back.

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