Race for Life from Cancer Research UK CREDIT: Lesley Martin

Submitted by Cancer Research UK

People are invited to kick off the new year by signing up for the Cancer Research UK Watford Race for Life, Hertfordshire.

The charity’s popular events are returning to town and anyone who joins in January can claim a special 50% off entry fee as part of the half price sale using code RFL22J50 .

Each year around 37,300 people are diagnosed with cancer in the East and one in two people in the UK born after 1960 will have cancer in their lifetime. Money raised from Race for Life enables scientists to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, helping to save more lives.

Race for Life events take place at Cassiobury Park, Off Cassiobury Park
Avenue, Watford on Saturday May and are open to people of all ages and abilities. Women, men and children can choose between 3 km, 5 km and 10 km events. There’s also a chance to take part in Pretty Muddy, a mud-splattered obstacle course and there’s a Pretty Muddy Kids option.

Elisa Mitchell, spokeswoman for Cancer Research UK in the East, said: “Everyone can play their part to help beat cancer.

“January is a great time for people to commit to getting a little more active. By registering with Race for Life, you have the opportunity to raise funds for vital research. Unfortunately, cancer affects us all in one way or another. Whether people are living with cancer, participating in honor or in memory of a loved one with cancer, or committed to protecting the future of their own children, everyone has a reason to participate in Race for Life.

“Our Race for Life events are open to everyone. For some people, the Race for Life is literally a walk in the park. Slow and steady always wins. For others, it’s a jog. Others may choose to push themselves harder and participate in the 10k distance. But what is certain is that we look forward to welcoming people of all ages and abilities. Race for Life Watford will be fun, moving, colourful, uplifting and an event to remember this year.

Race for Life events across the UK this year will follow current government guidelines to protect against Covid-19. Hand sanitizer will be provided at all events.

Get muddy for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life CREDIT: Kevin Michael Ladden Photography

Elisa added: “We hope that none of our Race for Life events will be canceled in 2022 and will do everything we can to keep people safe. If we have to cancel one of our events, we will notify attendees as soon as possible and they will be entitled to a full refund.

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 prostate cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer, childhood cancers and leukemia. .

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

To enter, go to: raceforlife.org.