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Everyone welcome at Race for Life Carlisle

THIS January, everyone is invited to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Carlisle.

The charity’s much-loved events are returning to the city but are no longer restricted to female participants, with the brand-new addition of Pretty Muddy Kids, a muddy obstacle course for boys and girls under 13.

The children’s obstacle course will include everything from scramble nets and space-hoppers, to mud chutes and muddy pools. Children will face a range of muddy obstacles to crawl under, clamber over and charge through.

The new event will run alongside the traditional 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy Race for Life events, which will take place at Bitts Park on Sunday, 12th July and are open to people of all ages and abilities.

This means everybody can be part of the empowering Race for Life movement – and show support for the 41,700 people diagnosed with cancer every year in The North West.

Anyone who signs up in January can claim a special 30% off the entry fee by using the code RFLJAN30.

Lauren Robertson, Cancer Research UK’s Event Manager for Carlisle, said: “We can’t wait to bring Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids to the city for the first time.

“The obstacle course promises plenty of fun, thrills and spills and we hope children will rally their friends, family and schoolmates to sign up and make a splash for Cancer Research UK.

“Whether they plan to wade their way through the mud or make a big splash, every muddy step they take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

“Our Race for Life events are open to everyone and we’re sending a heart-felt message to anybody who’s thought about signing up in the past but for one reason or another hasn’t got round to it.  This is your year – please seize the opportunity to register in January and become part of the Race for Life community.

She added: “Our events are fun, colourful, emotional and uplifting. Participants take part at their own pace – taking as much time as they like to complete the course. For some people, the Race for Life is literally a walk in the park.  For others, it’s a jog or a run.

“Although ‘Race’ features in the name, our events are not competitive. Instead, ‘the Race for Life’ is about our doctors, nurses and scientists working as hard and fast as possible to help more people survive.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer by funding crucial research.

Lauren continued: “This January, we’re urging mums, dads, nans, grandpas, brothers, sisters, friends and workmates to show their support by joining the Race for Life.  It’s a perfect example of everyday people doing an extraordinary thing – uniting in a common cause to beat cancer.”

Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking research.

That’s why money raised through the Race for Life events is vital. It funds 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.

Lauren said: “The Race for Life is a powerful, inspirational movement which unites participants in Carlisle with people across the North West and the whole of the UK.

“People get together and remember loved ones lost or celebrate the lives of those who have survived.  At the same time, they are helping to make a difference to people with the disease, right now.

“Please go to the Race for Life website, choose an event, and sign up today.”

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