When Preston's Cancer Research UK Race for Life and Pretty Muddy take place and how you can enter

The Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is back and the people of Preston are being urged to sign up.

Tuesday, 17th May 2022, 4:55 am

The charity’s much-loved events are returning to the city at Moor Park on Saturday June 11.

Women, men and children can choose from 3k, 5k and 10k events.

There is also a chance to take part in Pretty Muddy - a mud-splattered obstacle course - and there’s a Pretty Muddy Kids option too.

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Pictures Martin Bostock. Race for Life 2021 in Moor Park, Preston

One in two people in the UK born after 1960 will get cancer in their lifetime.

Money raised at Race for Life enables scientists to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer- helping to save more lives.

Siobhan Byrne, Race for Life spokesperson for the North West, said: “Everyone can play their part to help beat cancer. 

 “We’re making a final call to the people of Preston to sign up today. Sadly, cancer affects all of us in some way. Whether people are living with cancer, taking part in honour of or in memory of a loved one with cancer, or signing up to protect their own children’s future, everyone has a reason to Race for Life.

Pictures Martin Bostock. Race for Life 2021 in Moor Park, Preston.Linda Mayor, Chloe Ingram and Lily Davidson.

 “Our Race for Life events are open to all. 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. Others may opt to push themselves harder, taking up the challenge of the 10k distance and even pushing for a new personal best time.  

 “But what is for certain is we’re looking forward to welcoming people of all ages and abilities. Race for Life Preston will be fun, emotional, colourful, uplifting and an unforgettable event this year.”  

Race for Life events across the UK this year will follow current government guidance to protect against COVID-19.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, raises funds for 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.    

Race for Life 2021 in Moor Park, Preston

 Oonagh Turnbull, Head of Health Campaigns at Tesco, said: “This will be our 21st year in partnership with Cancer Research UK and Race for Life and we hope this year can be the biggest yet.”  

 To enter, visit raceforlife.org