Entry open for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Heaton Park

People across Manchester are being urged to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life as there are less than two weeks left until the big weekend.  

The charity’s much-loved events are returning to the city but with socially distanced measures to keep participants safe.

Money raised will help scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, saving lives as the charity fights back from the impact of the pandemic.  

Organisers are encouraging people of all ages and abilities to join the Pretty Muddy events which take place at Heaton Park on Saturday, October 16. And on Sunday, October 17, people can take part in the 3km, 5km and 10km events.

Siobhan Byrne, Race for Life spokesperson in Manchester, said: “This year more than ever we need people to enter the Race for Life.  

“We’re making a final call to the people of Manchester to sign up today, as their participation and contribution is so important. Race for Life offers the perfect opportunity to run, walk or jog and raise money for life-saving research.  

“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, we need people to enter the Race for Life – for the people we love, for the people we’ve lost and for the one in two of us who will get cancer.”  

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life events raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer by funding 200 types of the disease – including bowel cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer, children’s cancers and leukaemia.  

This year, participants will set off on the Race for Life course either alone or in small, socially distanced groups. Hand sanitiser will also be provided with participants encouraged to use it before and after the event.  

People can visit raceforlife.org to enter. ** If any Race for Life events are cancelled, people will be entitled to a refund of their entry fee or can choose to donate the fee to help fund Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, Cancer Research UK’s work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has been at the heart of the progress that has seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years.  

Enter now at raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.