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New dates for Race for Life events in and around Liverpool announced

01/05/2020

If you were planning on getting your running shoes on for Race For Life don’t let that practice slip during lockdown, because organisers of the Cancer Research UK events have announced new dates for this autumn.


Cancer Research UK, like other charities, had been forced to postpone Race for Life events across the UK for this spring and summer to protect the country’s health during the coronavirus outbreak. 

But it has already rescheduled many of the runs, including most of those across Merseyside.

Those who had already signed up can transfer their entry to the new dates and anyone who hadn’t entered can still join in. Entries are open for more people to take part at www.raceforlife.org

Postponed events include:

Haydock Racecourse 5k and 10k – postponed from Sunday, July 12 to Sunday, October 18

Aintree 5k and 10k – postponed from Sunday, June 7 to Sunday, October 4

Sefton Park Pretty Muddy Kids and Pretty Muddy 5k – postponed from Saturday, July 4 to Saturday, September 26

Sefton Park 5k and 10k – postponed from Sunday, July 5 to Sunday, September 27

Tatton Park Pretty Muddy Kids and Pretty Muddy 5k – postponed from Saturday, June 20 to Saturday, October 3

Tatton Park 5k and 10k – postponed from Sunday, June 21 to Sunday, October 4

Wirral Birkenhead Park Pretty Muddy Kids and Pretty Muddy 5k on Saturday, June 27, and Wirral Birkenhead Park 5k and 10k on Sunday, June 28 have been cancelled and not yet rescheduled, BUT it is still hoped new dates for all four events will be confirmed at the same venue in the autumn, as well as others across the region.


Cancer Research UK North West spokeswoman Jane Bullock said: “As the coronavirus outbreak continues to unfold, we are listening to the advice and guidance of the UK Government carefully.

“While our priority is ensuring that people affected by cancer get the support and information they need during unprecedented times, we’re having to work quickly to understand the impact the pandemic will have on Cancer Research UK’s fundraising.

“We have urgently reviewed our events, including Race for Life. As the safety of our supporters, volunteers, suppliers and staff across the hundreds of Race for Life events due to take place in 2020 is incredibly important we have made the decision to postpone the events scheduled in May, June and July.

“We hope men, women and children will unite against cancer and make Race for Life in the autumn the best yet. Together we can beat cancer.”

She added: “Since it began, Race for Life has raised over £890m for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work. We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who has taken part and hope their support will continue throughout this time.”

Money raised through Race for Life helps to make long-term research and pioneering trials possible, leading to new tests and kinder treatments, which could save the lives of more men, women and children across the North West.

For more information, visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.


 

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