8 Mar

Race For Life Events Launch In London

Barbara Windsor is supporting Race for Life

The Cancer Research UK Race for Life series will see events held at a record 21 locations throughout London this season. Women are invited to sign up for the 5k or 10k events and those looking for a more messy challenge can enter the Race for Life Pretty Muddy events – 5k obstacle courses now at six locations, including the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The London Race for Life 2016 series starts on Saturday, May 28 with a 5k run at Regent’s Park and 5k and 10k options at Clapham Common. Entrants can walk, run or jog their chosen distance while raising funds for a vital charity.

London women looking for even more of a challenge will be delighted to hear that the UK’s only all-women full and half marathon returns to Lee Valley Park on September 4 after a sell-out first year.

One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives but the good news is more people are surviving the disease than ever before and survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s. Money raised through Race for Life allows Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists to advance research which is helping to save the lives of men, women and children across London.

Rosannah Dawood, Cancer Research UK London events manager, said: “Race for Life is an amazing way to celebrate everyone we love who has survived cancer.  It’s also an emotional and moving way to pay tribute to those dear to us whose lives have been cut short by the disease.

For further details call 0300 123 0770 or visit the Race for Life website