Participants take part in a previous run in support of the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre.

Runners are getting ready for Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) inaugural Sunset Run, in support of the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre.

The event is being held at Clifton Campus tonight (May 7) and participants can join the 1.5k or 5k fun run, which is suitable for the whole family.

Danielle Russell, head of alumni relations and regular giving at NTU, said: “This exciting new event will offer participants the opportunity to make the most of a Spring evening and join people from across Nottingham in a run to raise money for the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre.”

The event takes place from 6.15pm–8.30pm and runners can register at the event, with runners advised to bring a debit or credit card if they wish to do so. On the day registration fees are £10 for the 5k run or £5 for the 1.5k.

All the money will go towards the centre, which is a unique purpose-built scientific facility in the East Midlands.

Image courtesy of Nottingham Trent University.

The research centre works closely with clinicians and patient groups all across the region to help people with cancer. It also works with industry experts to try and find treatments for the life-destroying illness.

Professor Graham Pockley, director of NTU’s John van Geest Cancer Research Centre, added: “Every penny raised will go towards the research which is making big advances towards the more effective diagnosis, management and treatment of a range of cancers.”

The event will take place at Clifton Campus, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Lane, Clifton, NG11 8NS. To find out more, call 0115 941 8418.