New venue for Coventry Race For Life this year

What’s more, anyone who signs up in January can claim a special 30% off the entry fee.

Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life will kick off this year at an exciting new venue on the University of Warwick campus, located just three miles from Coventry city centre.

The University campus offers acres of green space adjacent to their newly developed Sports & Wellness Hub and is also home to a number of Cancer Research UK funded projects and researchers, including University of Warwick scientist Professor Steve Royle.

The charity’s much-loved events are returning to the city but are no longer restricted to female participants. 

This means everybody can be part of the empowering Race for Life movement – and show support for the over 31,000 people diagnosed with cancer every year in the West Midlands.

What’s more, anyone who signs up in January can claim a special 30% off the entry fee by using the code RFLJAN30. 

The Race for Life events take place at the University of Warwick on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 and are open to people of all ages and abilities. 

Katie Bevan, Cancer Research UK’s Event Manager for Coventry and Warwickshire, said, “This year, our Race for Life events are open to everyone. 

“We’re sending a heartfelt 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.”

“Our 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.

“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.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life, in partnership with Tesco, is 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. 

Katie continued, “This January, we’re urging mums, dads, nans, grandpas, brothers, sisters, friends and workmates to show their support by joining the Race for Life.  It’s a perfect example of everyday people doing an extraordinary thing – uniting in a common cause to beat cancer.”

Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking research, that’s why the money raised through the Race For Life events is vital.

It funds world-class research to help beat 200 types of cancer – including bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer, children’s cancers and leukaemia. 

Katie said, “The Race for Life is a powerful, inspirational movement which unites participants in Coventry and Warwickshire with people across the West Midlands and the whole of the UK.

“People get together and remember loved ones lost or celebrate the lives of those who have survived.  At the same time, they are helping to make a difference to people with the disease, right now. 

“Please go to the Race for Life website, choose an event, and sign up today.”

To enter, donate or find out more, visit raceforlife.org.