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Harrogate Race for Life to take place on the Stray this weekend

The Harrogate Race for Life will return to the Stray on Sunday (12th September) after a two-year absence.

The Harrogate Race for Life will return to the Stray on Sunday (12th September) after a two-year absence. The annual event, which aims to raise money for Cancer Research UK, was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. But organisers are hoping for a big turn-out this weekend for their 3km, 5km, 10km and Pretty Muddy events for both adults and children. Start times will be staggered from 9:30am, with runners setting off from the start line on Oatlands Drive. Lisa Millet, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for North Yorkshire said:

"Race For Life offers the perfect opportunity to run, walk or jog and raise money for life saving research.
"All 400 mass participation Race For Life events across the UK were cancelled last year to protect the country's health during the Covid-19 pandemic so this year, more than ever, we need people to enter the Race For Life - for the people we love, for the people we've lost and for the one in two of us who will get cancer." "We'll ask participants to respect social distancing before, during and after the event, but we promise our events will remain colourful, emotional and also uplifting.
"It may be that events look a big different this year but we are working proactively with our venues and suppliers to deliver a socially distanced but great experience."
Runners can still sign up to take part in this year's Race for Life online or volunteer to help out at the event. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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