£30M hit for Cancer Research UK as Race For Life 2020 cancels
All 2020 Race For Life events are cancelled after efforts to re-schedule are ended.
Dozens of Race For Life events in 2020 were finally cancelled today after a brave attempt by organisers of the iconic series to re-scheduled their 5k, 10k and obstacle race programme until later in the year.
The 2020 Race For Life programme was planned for May-July but coronavirus restrictions had meant initial widespread postponements. Despite efforts to get new 2020 slots for Race for Life, many had announced new autumn dates, uncertainty as to when mass participant events might be allowed, and whether they can take place safely, has led to a clear-cut cancellation decision.
Now Cancer Research UK, the charity behind Race For Life, and beneficiaries each year to the tune of £30 million, faces a drop of around 20-25% in their income over the next financial year.
To ensure vital research can continue and to keep the spirit of Race for Life alive this year, Cancer Research UK has launched the Race for Life at Home and are asking Race for Life supporters to come together and be part of a community that's already raised an amazing £114k from their own homes.
You can get involved by signing up to the Race for Life at Home, taking on any exercise challenge you want and sharing your activity using #RaceforLifeAtHome.
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