Race for Life has teamed up with The London School of Beauty & Make Up 18-19 Long Lane EC1A 9PL on Thursday May 23rd 12-6pm and Friday May 24th 12-7pm, creating a ‘Pretty Muddy pop-up spa’ to celebrate the season of Pretty Muddy events. No appointment slots will be given, and treatments will be allocated to visitors on a first come, first served basis.

Visitors will have a taste of the prettier side of mud in a relaxing spa environment, unlike the usual muddy mayhem of the charity’s Pretty Muddy obstacle courses, which sees participants climb, crawl and slide their way through mud to help beat cancer.

At the spa, visitors can get stuck in with a choice of mud treatments and can make a donation to Cancer Research UK that will help save lives. Treatments on offer include mini mud mask facials, muddy foot and body baths, ’50 shades of brown’ make-up finishing touch sessions and shape and polish for hands and feet in various shades of muddy brown. All treatments will be done by the London School of Beauty & Make Up’s expert beauticians.

Visitors will also be invited to join their local Pretty Muddy event with a discounted entry offer.

Sarah Pickersgill, head of Race for Life said: “We’re really excited to be able to offer visitors a chance to experience the pretty side of mud at our pop-up spa, before they get grubby at our muddy obstacle courses this summer.

“A staggering one in two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives and while survival has doubled in the last forty years, we’re tirelessly working to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. But we can only do this if people continue to support our life-saving work, so we’re urging people to help us by joining the Race for Life 2019 and raising vital money to beat cancer.”

For the first time ever, Race for Life events are now open to everyone; including men, women and children of all abilities, with the goal of joining together to help beat cancer. There are over 400 events, including 5K, 10K as well as Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids, taking place across the UK from May to October.

Over 9.5 million women have participated in Race for Life since it began 26 years ago, raising over £860m for Cancer Research UK’s vital research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer affecting men, women and children. This money has enabled Cancer Research UK to be at the heart of progress that has seen survival in the UK double in the last forty years.

Join the Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, at raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.