Race for life participants. Photo Credit: Race For Life

Cancer Research UK is encouraging people to start the year off right by signing up to Nottingham’s Race for Life which takes place in June.

This is the 30th year the race has taken place and to mark the milestone, participants will be awarded a special medal after completing the race.

There is a 50 per cent discount off the race fee for anyone who signs up before the end of January.

Runners who use the code ‘RFL23NY’ on the Race for Life website, will only pay half of the £15.99 entry.

The Race for Life is one of the most popular fundraising events in the UK and allows people to celebrate and remember those affected by cancer as well as raising money for ongoing research.

“We’d love for as many people as possible across Nottingham to join us during our 30th year of race for life.”

                                                   NICKI EMBLETON, CANCER RESEARCH UK

Race for Life has raised more than £500 million since starting in 1994 with over 10 million people taking part in different locations all over the country.

In the East Midlands alone it is estimated 29,400 people are diagnosed with cancer every year while there is a diagnosis once every two minutes across the UK.

Nicki Embleton, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson in Nottinghamshire, said: “January is the perfect time to commit to getting a little more active. 

“We’d love for as many people as possible across Nottingham to join us during our 30th year of race for life.”

Ms Embleton added: Whether people are living with cancer, taking part in honour of or in memory of a loved one with cancer or signing up to protect their own children’s future, everyone has a reason to Race for Life.”

The 2023 Nottingham event takes place at Victoria Embankment on Sunday, June 25 at 11.30am and is open to all people of different ages and abilities who will have the choice to run either the 5km or 10km events.

The event was originally only for women, however since 2019 it is now open to both men and women.

To complete the series of events, on Sunday July 25 the National Water Sports Centre plays host to the Race for Life Pretty Muddy which is an obstacle course suitable for the whole family with a race for adults and children.