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Join the “Race for Life” to help beat cancer

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PEOPLE in Warrington are being encouraged to get the year  off to a great start by making a date to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

As an added incentive, there’s 30 per cent off entry fees for adults during January with the code RFL30 – and for the first time ever it won’t be a “women only” event.

Warrington’s Victoria Park will be hosting a “Pretty Muddy” run and a “Kids’ Pretty Muddy” run on June 2.

But other events for people of all ages and abilities will be taking place at Tatton Park, Stockport, Chester and Cholmondeley Castle.

Event manager Laura Cass said: “Our Race for Life events are fun, colourful, emotional and uplifting. They help people with cancer by raising money for research, including clinical trials which give patients in Cheshire access to the latest treatments.

“You don’t have to be sporty to take part.  You don’t need to train or compete against anyone else.  All you need to do is go to the Race for Life website, pick an event, sign up and then have fun raising money in whatever way you like.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 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.

Ms Cass added: “The Race for Life is a powerful, inspirational movement which unites participants in Cheshire with people across the North West and the whole of the UK.

“Taking part in our Race for Life events enables like-minded people to get together and remember loved ones lost to cancer or celebrate the lives of those who have survived.  At the same time, they are helping to make a difference to people with cancer, right now.”

Thanks to everyone who raises money, Cancer Research UK is able to fund research to fight 200 types of cancer.  The good news is more people are surviving the disease than ever before. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

To enter Race for Life today visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.

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