PEOPLE across London are being invited to kick start the New Year by signing-up for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Richmond.      

    The charity’s much-loved events, which raise funds for life-saving research, are returning to Richmond. Anyone who joins this January can claim 50 per cent off the entry fee as part of a special ‘early bird’ sale by using the code RACE24NY.* 

Money raised at Race for Life enables scientists to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer - moving closer to a world where everyone can live longer, better lives free from the fear of cancer.    

The Race for Life events take place at Old Deer Park, Richmond, on Saturday June 23 and are open to all ages and abilities.  Mums, dads, sons, daughters, grandmas, granddads, and friends can choose from 3k and 5k. 

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with headline sponsor Standard Life, part of Phoenix Group, raises millions of pounds every year across the UK to help beat cancer by funding crucial research.    

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

Sadly nearly 1 in 2 of us will get cancer in our lifetime but Race for Life has the power not only to transform lives, but to save them. We’re proud that Race for Life has already helped double survival rates in the UK. We’d love for as many people as possible across Richmond and beyond to join us at Race for Life. There is a race for everyone, and we mean everyone. Walk, jog, run or take on the course however it suits best. It’s a chance to feel the power of moving together with fellow Race for Lifers and have fun with it. 

January is the perfect time to commit to getting a little more active. Whether people are living with cancer, taking part in honour of or in memory of a loved one with cancer, in it for the medals or just for the fun of fundraising, there is a place for everyone.

Since it began in 1994, more than 10 million people have taken part in Race for Life, funding 30 years of hope and progress. Money raised has helped develop radiotherapy which benefits more than 130,000 people with cancer in the UK every year. The charity has also funded many large clinical trials looking at the effectiveness of the drug tamoxifen and the research shaped the way the drug is used to treat breast cancer today. 

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 *The Race for Life half-price sale runs between Tuesday December 26 and Wednesday January 31, 2024.