Scarborough's Race for Life is back this autumn - here's how you can enter

People are being urged to look beyond lockdown by making a date to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Scarborough.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 12:11 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 12:17 pm

The charity’s much-loved events are aiming to return to the town this autumn but with socially distanced measures to keep participants safe.

Money raised will help scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, saving lives as the charity fights back from the impact of the pandemic.

Anyone who signs up between now and July 4 can claim a special 30 per cent off the entry fee by using the code RFLJUNE30.

Competitors in the Race for Life, which is coming back to Scarborough.

The Race for Life events, which take place at the Sealife Centre, Scarborough on Wednesday October 6, are open to people of all ages and abilities.

Events include a 3K & 5K.

Siobhan Byrne, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson for North Yorkshire, said: “Race for Life offers the perfect opportunity for people across the region to run, walk or jog and raise money for life-saving research.

“All 400 mass participation Race for Life events across the UK were cancelled last year to protect the country’s health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Competitors embrace at the end of a the Race for Life.

"So this year, more than ever, we need people to enter the Race for Life - for the people we love, for the people we’ve lost and for the one in two of us who will get cancer.”

Hand sanitiser will also be provided with participants encouraged to use it before and after the event.

Siobhan added: “We’ll ask participants to respect social distancing before, during and after the event.

“But we promise our events will remain colourful, emotional and uplifting.

"The safety of our Race for Life participants is our absolute priority.

"We’ve been constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have developed ways to ensure our events can operate safely, following government guidance.

"It may be that events look a bit different this year but we are working proactively with our venues and suppliers to deliver a socially distanced but great experience.

“Sadly, cancer touches almost every family at some point. 

"Every step our scientists take towards beating cancer relies on our supporters. 

"That’s why we need as many people as possible across North Yorkshire to join us, to stand united and do something extraordinary to help beat cancer.

Enter now at raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.