HUNDREDS of people have signed up for these Wirral’s Race for Life of Pretty Muddy events to benefit Cancer Research UK – and there’s still time to get involved.
Taking place at Birkenhead Park on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October, the Globe-supported events are open to people of all ages and abilities.
Events include a 3K, 5K, 10K and Pretty Muddy, a mud-splashed obstacle course.
Hundreds of people have already signed up to participate – and there’s still plenty of time to join.
The money raised will help scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and save lives as the charity fights back against the effects of the pandemic.
Siobhan Byrne, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for Wirral, said: “Race for Life offers people across the area the perfect opportunity to run, walk or jog and raise money for life-saving research.
“All 400 massive entries to Race for Life events in the UK were canceled last year to protect the health of the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“So this year, more than ever, we need people to participate in the Race for Life — for the people we love, for the people we’ve lost, and for the one in two who will get cancer.”
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, which has been in partnership with Tesco for 20 years, is an inspiring series of 3K, 5K, 10K, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids events that raise millions of pounds each year to help beat cancer through pivotal funding Research.
Funding raised world-class research to help beat 200 cancers – including colon cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer, childhood cancer and leukemia.
This year, participants will take the Race for Life course alone or in small, socially distancing groups. Hand sanitizer will also be provided, with participants encouraged to use it before and after the event.
Siobhan added: “We will ask participants to respect social distancing before, during and after the event.
“But we promise that our events will remain colorful, emotional and uplifting. The safety of our Race for Life participants is our absolute priority.
“We have continuously monitored the COVID-19 situation and have developed ways to ensure that our events can take place safely, according to government guidelines.
“Events may look a little different this year, but we are proactively working with our venues and suppliers to deliver a socially distancing yet great experience.
“Unfortunately, cancer affects almost every family at some point. Every step our scientists take to beat cancer depends on our supporters.
“That’s why we need as many people in the Wirral as possible to join us, be united and do something extraordinary to help beat cancer.
“We know that 2020 has been a year like no other and that we have had to overcome many challenges during the global pandemic.
“But the past year has proven more than any other how valuable it is to invest in science and medical research and what you can achieve by working together.
Just as science is our way out of the pandemic, science is our way to beat cancer. We are absolutely committed to continuing to create better cancer treatments for tomorrow.”
To enter Race For Life or Pretty Muddy, visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.