This Sunday, 7th July, hundreds of men, women and children will form a sea of pink at Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Royal Victoria Park, Bath.
Over 2,300 local residents are set to join together and remember loved ones lost to cancer or celebrate the lives of those who have survived cancer for the 5k and 10k events, which start at 11am.
This is the first year that men have been invited to join the Race for Life events in Bath, as Cancer Research UK opens the events to everyone.
Vicki, Cancer Research UK’s Bath Event Manager said: “We are very grateful to everyone who has signed up to take part in our Race for Life event in Bath.
“The day promises to be full of courage and emotion, tears and laughter, as people join forces to make a real difference in the fight against cancer.
She added: “Among the crowds of participants are many who have survived cancer themselves or are participating in memory or celebration of loved ones.
“Reading their ‘back signs’, which proclaim their reason for taking part in the Race for Life, is an incredibly moving experience.
“Many signs have been beautifully decorated, with photographs and drawings, in tribute to loved ones whose lives have been touched by the disease.”
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is a series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids events.
Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping to save more lives.
Vicki continued: “Our Race for Life events are fun, colourful, emotional and uplifting. You don’t need to be sporty to take part. You don’t have to train, and you certainly don’t need to compete against anyone else.
“There is still time to choose a Race for Life event in Bath and sign up.
“It doesn’t matter how long you take to complete the course or how you do it. You can choose to walk along chatting, or run, or even dance round if you prefer.
“The most important thing is to take part and help raise money so that Cancer Research UK can continue to fund life-saving research.”
Race for Life are working with Wessex Water to provide a sustainable water solution at this Sunday’s event. Because of this, there will not be bottled water available at the finish.
Organisers are asking participants to bring their own refillable bottle to the event in order to top up from the Wessex Water Hydrate Feel Great Free Refill Points, which will be situated in the main event area.
Wessex Water will also have a limited supply of their Refillable Water Bottles to give away on the day.