The charity’s much-loved events are returning to the city and anyone who joins between Wednesday March 22 and Sunday April 30 can claim 30 per cent off the entry fee as part of a special sale by using the code SPRING30.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with headline sponsor Standard Life, is an inspiring series of 3k, 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer by funding crucial research. This is the 30th year of Race for Life and participants will receive an exclusive medal to mark the milestone.
When and where?
The Race for Life events at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh on Sunday June 4, at The Meadows, Edinburgh on Sunday June 11 and at Hopetoun House, Edinburgh on Sunday June 18, are open to people of all ages and abilities. Women, men and children can choose from 3k, 5k and 10k events. There is also a chance to take part in Pretty Muddy - a mud-splattered obstacle course - and there’s a Pretty Muddy Kids option too.
Marianne Oliver, Race for Life spokesperson for Edinburgh, said: “We’d love for as many people as possible across Edinburgh to join us during our 30th year of Race for Life.
“Spring is an ideal time to commit to getting a little more active. 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. So we’re asking people across Edinburgh: “Who will you Race for?”
Open to all
“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, taking up the challenge of the 10K distance.
“But what is for certain is we’re looking forward to welcoming people of all ages and abilities.”
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.
Chief executive of Standard Life, part of Phoenix Group, Andy Curran, said: “We are extremely proud to have been chosen as the headline sponsor of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. This sponsorship will help encourage participation and raise funds for life-saving research to help beat cancer.”
To enter, visit raceforlife.org
*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.
** The Race for Life entry fee only covers the cost of event delivery. Money raised by participants goes towards life-saving research. In 2023 we will be asking for a £50 minimum sponsorship. If any Race for Life events are cancelled, people will be entitled to a refund of their entry fee.