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Race for Life supporters encouraged to join 2022 Dundee event

People across Angus are being encouraged to kick-start their New Year by signing up for the region’s Cancer Research UK Race for Life.

By
Mark Dowie
Thursday, 13th January 2022, 12:00pm
Race for Life supporters encouraged to join 2022 Dundee event
The charity’s supporters across Angus are being rallied for this year’s Race for Life, which is making a return this summer.

The charity’s much-loved event is returning to the city in June and anyone who joins up diring January can claim a special 50 per cent off the entry fee as part of the half-price sale by using the code RFL22J50.

Every year around 33,200 people are diagnosed with cancer in Scotland and one in two people in the UK born after 1960 will get cancer in their lifetime. Money raised at Race for Life enables scientists to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer - helping to save more lives.

Entries are open now for the event which will take place on Sunday, June 19 at Camperdown Park. The 10k starts at 10am with the 5k an hour later. The afternoon fun starts at 12.45pm with Pretty Muddy Kids - a mud splattered obstacle course for boys and girls aged five to 12. Then from 1.45pm teenagers and adults get the chance to take on the Pretty Muddy course.

Lisa Adams, the charity’s spokeswoman in Scotland, said: “Everyone can play their part to help beat cancer.

“January is the perfect time for people to commit to getting a little more active. By signing up to Race for Life, there’s the chance to raise money for life-saving research. Sadly, cancer affects all of us in some way. Whether people are living with cancer, taking part in honour of or in memory of a loved one with cancer or signing up to protect their own children’s future, everyone has a reason to Race for Life.

“Our Race for Life events are open to all. For some people, the Race for Life is literally a walk in the park. Slow and steady still wins. For others, it’s a jog. Others may opt to push themselves harder and take part in the 10K distance. But what is for certain is we’re looking forward to welcoming people of all ages and abilities. Race for Life Dundee will be fun, emotional, colourful, uplifting and an unforgettable event this year.”

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

Lisa added: “We hope that none of our Race for Life events are cancelled in 2022 and will do everything we can to keep people safe. If we do have to cancel any of our events we will let participants know 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, lung cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer, children’s cancers and leukaemia.

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

To enter, visit raceforlife.org​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

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