Race for Life returns to Kent. Image of a previous event

Submitted for publication by Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life series is set to return for 2022 with events around Kent in Tunbridge Wells, Folkestone, Margate and Maidstone.

Events are returning across the county and anyone who registers in January can claim 50% off the registration fee as part of the half-price sale, using code RFL22J50

Each year around 55,800 people are diagnosed with cancer in the South East and one in two people in the UK born after 1960 will develop cancer in their lifetime. The money raised during Race for Life allows scientists to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, helping to save more lives.

All events are open to people of all ages and skill levels. Women, men and children can choose from the 3 km, 5 km and 10 km events. In some cases it is also possible to participate in Pretty Muddy, a mud-splashed obstacle course and there is a Pretty Muddy Kids option.

Events across the UK this year will follow current government guidelines to protect against Covid-19. Hand sanitizer will be provided at all events.

Race for Life events are confirmed for:

  • May 29, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Dunorlan Park 3k and 5k events.
  • June 12, Folkestone, The Leas, 3k, 5k and 10k events.
  • July 2 and 3, Maidstone, Mote Park, 3 miles, 10 miles, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids.
  • July 17th, Margate, Palm Bay, 3k, 5k and 10k events.
Pretty Muddy is one of the options for Race for Life participants

Lynn Daly, spokesperson for Cancer Research UK in Kent, said: “Everyone can play their part in helping to beat cancer.

“January is a great time for people to commit to getting a little more active. By signing up to Race for Life, you have the opportunity to fundraise for research that saves lives. Whether people are living with cancer, participating in honor or memory of a loved one with cancer, or signing up to protect the future of their own children, everyone has a reason to run for life. .

“Our Race for Life events are open to everyone. For some people, Race for Life is literally a walk in the park. For some, it’s a jog. Others may want to push harder and participate in the 10k distance. But what is certain is that we look forward to welcoming people of all ages and abilities. Race for Life in Kent will be fun, emotional, colorful, exhilarating and an unforgettable event this year.

“We hope that none of our Race for Life events will be canceled in 2022 and we will do everything possible to keep people safe. If we need to cancel any of our events, we will notify attendees as soon as possible and they will be entitled to a full refund.

Race for Life from Cancer Research UK, in partnership with Tesco, raises funds for world-class research to help defeat 200 types of cancer, including bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer , lung cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer, childhood cancer and leukemia.

Oonagh Turnbull, Head of Health Campaigns at Tesco, said: “This will be our 21st year of partnering with Cancer Research UK and Race for Life and we hope this will be the most important year yet. ”
To participate, visit raceforlife.org

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