RECORD NUMBER OF RACE FOR LIFE EVENTS LAUNCH IN LONDON
LONDON women are being called on to sign up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2016 at a record number of destinations across the capital.
Taking place at 21 venues covering the length and breadth of the city from Blackheath and Richmond to Hampstead and Enfield as well as Hyde Park, Regent’s Park and Battersea, there is an event to suit everyone.
Participants can walk, run or jog the 5k and 10k’s, while those wanting to get their hands dirty can take on the Race for Life Pretty Muddy events – 5k obstacle courses now at six locations including the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and, for the first time, Brockwell Park.
And for women looking for even more of a challenge, the UK’s only all-women full and half marathon is returning to Lee Valley Park on September 4 after a sell-out first year.
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.
“Our participants make Race for Life a truly uplifting, inspiring experience. That’s why we’re calling on women of all ages to sign up now to a London event and pledge to stand together, shoulder to shoulder, on the front line against cancer. Together, we can unleash a powerful fighting spirit to stop cancer in its tracks.”
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 now than ever before. Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and marathon events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding life-saving research.
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.
To enter Race for Life today visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.
5k events in London
Regent’s Park 5k on Saturday 28th May at 11am at Regent’s Park, Chester Road
Clapham 5k on Saturday 28th May at 11am at Clapham Common, Windmill Drive
Richmond 5k on Sunday 5th June at 11am at Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road
Hillingdon 5k on Sunday 5th June at 11am at Hillingdon House Farm Sports Ground, Park Road
Battersea 5k on Wednesday 8th June at 7.30pm at Battersea Park, Battersea Park Road
Crystal Palace 5k on Sunday 12th June at 11am at Crystal Palace Stadium, Anerley Hill
Enfield 5k on Sunday 12th June at 11am at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road
Kingston and Kempton 5k on Saturday 18th June at 11am at Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East
Victoria Park 5k on Saturday 25th June at 11am at Victoria Park, Grove Road
Epsom 5k on Sunday 26th June at 11am at Epsom Downs Racecourse
Blackheath 5k on Sunday 3rd July at 11.30am at Blackheath Common, St Charles Road
Hampstead 5k on Saturday 9th July at 11am at Hampstead Heath, East Heath Road
Croydon 5k on Sunday 10th July at 11am at Lloyd Park, Coombe Road
Finsbury Park 5k on Saturday 23rd July at 10am at Finsbury Park, Seven Sisters Road
Hyde Park 5k on Sunday 31st July at 11am at Hyde Park, South Carriage Drive
10k events in London
Clapham 10k on Saturday 28th May at 11am at Clapham Common, Windmill Drive
Crystal Palace 10k on Sunday 12th June at 11am at Crystal Palace Stadium, Off Anerley Hill
Enfield 10k on Sunday 12th June at 11am at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road
Kingston and Kempton 10k on Saturday 18th June at 11am at Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East
Victoria Park 10k on Saturday 25th June at 11am at Victoria Park, Grove Road
Epsom 10k on Sunday 26th June at 11am at Epsom Downs Racecourse
Blackheath 10k on Sunday 3rd July at 9.30am at Blackheath Common, St Charles Road
Croydon 10k on Sunday 10th July at 11am at Lloyd Park, Coombe Road
Finsbury Park 10k on Saturday 23rd July at 10am at Finsbury Park, Seven Sisters Road
Hyde Park 10k on Sunday 31st July at 9am at Hyde Park, South Carriage Drive
Pretty Muddy 5k events in London
Hammersmith Pretty Muddy TBC
Finsbury Park Pretty Muddy on Sunday 24th July from 10am at Finsbury Park, Seven Sisters Road
Clapham Pretty Muddy on Saturday 3rd September from 10am at Clapham Common, Windmill Drive
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Pretty Muddy on Sunday 11th September from 10am at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford
Morden Park Pretty Muddy on Sunday 18th September from 10am at Morden Park, London Road
Brockwell Park Pretty Muddy on Saturday 1st October from 10am at Brockwell Park
Race for Life Marathon
Full and half marathon on Sunday 4th September at Lee Valley Park