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Race for Life in Nottingham opens for entries – everyone is welcome

People are being invited to kick start the New Year by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Nottingham.


The charity’s much-loved events are returning to the city and anyone who joins this 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 29,400 people are diagnosed with cancer in the East Midlands* 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.  

Race for Life in Nottingham

The Race for Life 5k and 10k events take place at Victoria Embankment on Sunday 26 June. 

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Then on Saturday 30 July, at the National Water Sports Centre, there is chance to take part in Pretty Muddy, a mud-splattered obstacle course, with a Pretty Muddy Kids option too. 


This means that women, men and children of all ages and abilities can find an event to suit them.   


Nicki Embleton, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson in Nottinghamshire, 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 Nottingham 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.  


Nicki 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.” 


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* Based on the average annual number of new cases of all cancers combined excluding non-melanoma skin cancer (ICD10 C00-C97 excluding C44) diagnosed in The East Midlands Region between 2015-2017.  


Source: These data were extracted from the Public Health England’s Cancer Analysis System, snapshot CAS1902. Accessed 23/09/2020.This work is only possible because of data from the cancer registry, which is routinely collected by the NHS as part of patient care. 



**Based on Ahmad AS, Ormiston-Smith N, Sasieni PD. Trends in the lifetime risk of developing cancer in Great Britain: Comparison of risk for those born in 1930 to 1960(link is external).  Br J Cancer 2015;bjc.2014:606.  




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