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6 places you can run Race for Life this year


You don’t have to be Mo Farah or Dina Asher-Smith – when it comes Race for Life, it’s not about being fastest past the finish line but having a passion to complete the course.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is about people showing support for the 41,100 people who are diagnosed with cancer every year in the north west, running for loved ones they’ve lost or celebrating those who have survived.

Since it began 26 years ago, more than 9.5m have taken part – and now runners are being asked to sign up for this year’s marathon charity event.

So, what do you think?

Who can take part?

Everyone. Nowadays men and women can take part as well as kids. 

The only age barrier is for the Pretty Muddy 5k race in which participants have to be 13 or over because of the nature of the obstacles BUT all children can take part in Pretty Muddy Kids as long as they are accompanied by an adult and reach the height criteria.

The races you can run

Depending on how far you want to run – or how clean you want to stay – there are three events you can take part in:

 – 5k race

 – 10k race

Pretty Muddy – It’s the same as the other 5k races – only with muck!  It’s a muddy obstacle course that everyone, no matter their ability, can take part in, so you can climb, crawl and  slide your way to beating cancer.

Where you can take part and when


Aintree Racecourse

Sunday June 7: 5k and 10k

Sefton Park

Saturday, July 4:  Pretty Muddy & Pretty Muddy Kids 

Sunday, July 5: 5k and 10k


Birkenhead Park

Saturday, June 27: Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids 

Sunday, June 28: 5k and 10k

St Helens

Haydock Park Racecourse

Sunday, July 12: 5k and 10k 

If you fancy going further afield and making a day of it, what about?


The Cheshire County Sports Club (new venue for 2020)

Sunday, July 19: 5k 


Victoria Park

Sunday, May 31: Pretty Muddy, Pretty Muddy Kids and 5k


Tatton Park

Saturday, June 20: Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids

Sunday, June 21: 5k and 10k

How much does it cost to enter?

Pretty Muddy Kids races cost £10 to enter and all children must be over 1.2m in height on the day.

To enter Pretty Muddy 5k races you must be 13 or over, and it’s £19.99 for adults and young adults (16-17).

Entrance for 5k and 10k race events is £14.99 for adults and young adults (16-17), and children, £10

How do I sign up?

To enter, visit www.raceforlife.org.

To find out about preparing for the event or tips on fundraising go to https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/.

Are you entering Race For Life? Make sure and tag is in your pics @TheGuideLpool!

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