THE Race for Life Warrington event which was due to be held at Victoria Park, will now be held at Arley Hall on Bank Holiday Monday, August 30.
Organisers Cancer Research UK postponed all events for the spring and early summer to protect people’s health as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has caused a devastating loss of research funding. Cancer Research UK is predicting a staggering £300 million drop in income over the next three years which could put future medical breakthroughs at risk.
Any participants who had signed up for the event which was due to take place at Victoria Park on Sunday September 12 will have now been moved to the new venue of Arley Hall on August 30.
Caitlin Holme, Cancer Research UK Event Manager, said: “Even whilst we’re still apart, we can unite against cancer.
“We would like to say a big thank you to Victoria Park for hosting Race for Life for the past few years. Unfortunately, due to uncertainty on when the park was due to host other events in the autumn, we have made the decision to move to Arley Hall.
“Thanks to everyone at Arley Hall for working with us to provide a COVID safe event.
“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. But we can’t do it alone. Sadly, cancer touches almost every family at some point. Every step our scientists take towards beating cancer relies on our supporters. That’s why we need as many people as possible from Warrington to join us, to stand united and do something extraordinary to help beat cancer.”
Participants at Arley Hall can choose to sign up for 5k and 10k events. A Race for Life Pretty Muddy 5k and a Pretty Muddy Kids event will also be held at the same venue on the same day.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, which has been in partnership with Tesco for 20 years, is an inspiring series of 3K, 5K, 10K, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids event which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer by funding crucial research. Money raised through Race for Life events funds world-class research to help beat 200 types of cancer- including bowel cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer, children’s cancers and leukaemia.
Every year around 42,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West** and one in two people in the UK born after 1960 will get cancer in their lifetime.*** But the good news is more people are surviving the disease now 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 sign up to Race for Life visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770