Runners challenged to raise funds for university’s cancer research centre

People are being invited to sign up to Nottingham Trent University’s annual ‘runNTU’ in support of the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre.

The event, which takes place on the university’s Clifton Campus on 23 April, is raising funds for the centre, which works to improve the early diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Entrants can attempt a multi-terrain 5km run, or a 1.5km family-friendly fun run. Fancy dress is encouraged, and there will also be musical entertainment and bouncy castles on the day.

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Stephen Knott, Alumni and Community Giving Officer at Nottingham Trent University, said: “Last year 500 runners took part and raised a fantastic £10,000. All funds go directly to the life-saving research at the centre. It is a fantastic day with lots going on and some interesting fancy dress – we’ve even got a pantomime horse running.”

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Entry costs £10 for the 5km run (including T-shirt and chip timing), and £3 for the fun run – with prizes awarded for athletic achievement.

People can register at until midnight 20 April. A limited amount of runners can sign up on the day from 12 pm.