Men can now 'Race for Life' in Scotland too

Cancer Research UK has just announced that their much-loved ‘Race For Life’ events will be returning for 2020 – and will no longer be restricted to female participants.

This means everybody can now be part of the Race for Life movement: an inspiring series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer by funding crucial research. The events also show support for the 31,700 people diagnosed with cancer every year in Scotland.

To mark the launch of the 2020 Race for Life season, the charity is also offering anyone signing up in January a 30% discount on the entry fee by using the code RFLJAN30.

Scotland’s Race for Life events kick off at Hopetoun House and Stirling University on Sunday, 10 May before visiting towns and cities across the country, including Glasgow (17 May and ‘Pretty Muddy’ 6 September), Inverness (24 May), Irvine (10 June) Aberdeen (14 June), Dundee (14 June), Falkirk (21 June), and Edinburgh (21 June and ‘Pretty Muddy’ 12 September).

Lauren Robertson, Cancer Research UK’s event manager for Scotland, said: “This year, our Race for Life events are open to everyone. We’re sending a heart-felt message to anybody who’s thought about signing up in the past but for one reason or another hasn’t got round to it. This is your year: please seize the opportunity to register in January and become part of the Race for Life community."

Race for Life events are fun, colourful, emotional and uplifting. Participants take part at their own pace – taking as much time as they like to complete the course. For some people, the Race for Life is literally a walk in the park. For others, it’s a jog or a run.

She added: “Although ‘Race’ features in the name, our events are not competitive. Instead, ‘the Race for Life’ is about our doctors, nurses and scientists working as hard and fast as possible to help more people survive.

“The Race for Life is a powerful, inspirational movement which unites participants across Scotland and the whole of the UK. Please go to the Race for Life website, choose an event, and sign up today.”

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