Have you signed up for the Norfolk Race for Life?

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is returning to Norfolk and Suffolk. 

The charity’s much-loved events are aiming to return to East Anglia, 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.  

What is the Race for Life, and why is it so important?

Every year, around 35,500 people are diagnosed with cancer in the East of England. It is estimated that one in two people in the UK born after 1960 will get cancer in their lifetime. Cancer Research UK work tirelessly to raise money and fund life-saving research, whilst providing crucial information to the public so they can be better informed about cancer and how to identify early signs. The Race for Life plays a huge part in this, through raising awareness and funds for Cancer Research UK.

After a year where vital cancer trials were delayed, the Race for Life is more important than ever. Every penny raised through these fundraising events goes a long way to saving lives.

You can find examples of what your money can do here. Below is a list of things your donations and fundraising could buy:

It’s not all about finding a cure. A huge part of their work focuses on helping those living with cancer get through the really tough time, whether that’s through providing advice or support, or information on their condition and how best to treat it.

I’m not a runner. Can I join in the Race for Life?

Absolutely – there are several different distances you can take part in; from 3k to 10k. There’s also the Pretty Muddy course. It doesn’t matter how fast you are – you can run, walk or enjoy the race with friends in fancy dress! What matters is the taking part, and the awareness raised by your efforts.

There are also several ways you can contribute without joining in, be it by volunteering, or even just donating in your own time. You can find out more here.

Where can I sign up to the Race for Life in Norfolk?

There are several races in Norfolk and Suffolk. These are as follows:

3k Events in the East of England

  • Bury St Edmunds – 10th October 
  • Ipswich – 11th September
  • Kings Lynn – 18th September
  • Peterborough – 24th October

5k Events in the East of England

  • Bury St Edmunds – 10th October
  • Colchester – 3rd October
  • Ipswich – 11th September
  • Kings Lynn – 18th September
  • Norwich – 17th October
  • Peterborough – 24th October

10k Events in the East of England

  • Bury St Edmunds – 10th October
  • Ipswich – 11th September
  • Norwich – 17th October
  • Peterborough – 24th October

There are also Pretty Muddy events on 11th September (Ipswich) and 17th October (Norwich). For more information about any of the above, or to sign up, click the button below.