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Sign up for socially distanced Race for Life in Preston

Posted on - 8th January, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News
This years Race for Life will be socially distanced

Preston residents are being encouraged to look beyond lockdown 3 by making a date to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Preston.    

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The charity’s much-loved event is aiming to return to the city later in the year but with socially distanced measures to help keep participants safe.

Cancer Research UK is predicting a staggering £300 million drop in income over the next three years due to covid-19 which could put future medical breakthroughs at risk.

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That’s why the charity is calling on men, women and children to fight back against the devastating disease by entering a Race for Life event. Money raised will help scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, helping to save more lives.  

The Race for Life events take place at Moor Park on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June and are open to people of all ages and abilities.   

Laura Cass, Cancer Research UK’s Event Manager for Preston, said: “All 400 mass-participation Race for Life events across the UK were cancelled last year to protect the country’s health during the COVID-19 pandemic. So this year, more than ever, we need people to come together and help beat the disease.  

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“The truth is, COVID-19 has slowed us down. But we will never stop and we are absolutely determined to continue to create better cancer treatments for tomorrow.   

“Every step our scientists take towards beating cancer relies on our supporters. Our Race for Life events are open to all and we’re sending a heart-felt message to everyone to come together in 2021. As always at our events, the health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers is our top priority.

“It may be that events look a little different this year but we are working proactively with our venues and suppliers to deliver a socially distanced but great experience.

“We’ll ask participants to respect social distancing before, during and after the event. It means that this year people should refrain from hugging others at the finish line. But we promise our events will remain fun, colourful, emotional and uplifting.   

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“Participants, all united in a common cause to beat cancer, take part at their own pace. 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 or a run. But what is for certain is we’re looking forward to welcoming people across Preston back.  

“We hope that none of our Race for Life events are cancelled in 2021 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 refund.”  

Participants will set off on the course either alone or in small socially distanced groups. Hand sanitiser will also be provided at all events with participants encouraged to use it before and after the event.   

Anyone who signs up this January can claim a special 30 per cent off the entry fee by using the code JAN2021.   

To enter, visit here.

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