Race for Life ready to return to London in 2022


Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life series is ready to return for 2022 with events across London.    
The charity’s much-loved events are returning to locations across the city and anyone who joins in January can claim a 50 per cent off the entry fee as part of the half-price sale, using the code RFL22J50 
Every year around 37,600 people are diagnosed with cancer in London* 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.  
Confirmed Race for Life events include:

Blackheath: Blackheath Common – 26 June – 3k,5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids.

Finsbury Park: Finsbury Park – 22 May – 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids.

Richmond: Old Deer Park – 26 June – 3k, 5k.

Kingston and Kempton Park: Kempton Park Racecourse – 2 July – 3k, 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids.

Hillingdon: Hillingdon House Farm Sports Ground – 9 July – 3k, 5k.

Croydon: Lloyd Park – 3 July – 3k, 5k, 10k.

All events are open to people of all ages and abilities.  Women, men and children can choose from 3k, 5k and 10k events. At some, there is also a chance to take part in Pretty Muddy, a mud-splattered obstacle course and there’s a Pretty Muddy Kids option. 
Lynn Daly, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson in London 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, Race for Life is literally a walk in the park. For some 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 in London 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.  
Lynn 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.” 
To enter, visit raceforlife.org