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Date revealed for return of Race for Life event on the Stray

Harrogate's Race for Life event will take place on The Stray on Sunday 21st July and is open to all ages and abilities.

Date revealed for return of Race for Life event on the Stray Entries are now open for Harrogate’s Race for Life event ahead of its return to the Stray this year. The event will be held on Sunday 21st July and is open to all ages and abilities. The Race for Life aims to raise money for life-saving cancer research, enabling scientists to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Participants can choose from 3k, 5k and 10k events. Lisa Millett, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson for North Yorkshire, said:

“No matter how cancer affects us, life is worth racing for. “Sadly nearly 1 in 2 of us will get cancer in our lifetime but Race for Life has the power not only to transform lives, but to save them. "We’re proud that Race for Life has already helped double survival rates in the UK."
She added:
“We’d love for as many people as possible to join us at Race for Life. There is a race for everyone and we mean everyone. "Walk, jog, run or take on the course however it suits best. It’s a chance to feel the power of moving together with fellow Race for Lifers and have fun with it. “January is the perfect time to commit to getting a little more active. Whether people are living with cancer, taking part in honour of or in memory of a loved one with cancer, in it for the medals or just for the fun of fundraising, there is a place for everyone.”
Since it began in 1994, more than 10 million people have taken part in Race for Life, funding 30 years of hope and progress. Money raised has helped develop radiotherapy which benefits more than 130,000 people with cancer in the UK every year. Andy Curran, Chief Executive of Standard Life, part of Phoenix Group, said:
“We are incredibly proud to continue as headline sponsor for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, with the opportunity to encourage participation across the country. “By working to raise funds for life-saving research, we can move towards a future where people live longer and healthier lives, free from the fear of cancer.”
To enter, visit raceforlife.org. There’s 50% off the entry fee in January as part of a special ‘early bird’ sale by using the code RACE24NY. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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