Get ready for Race for Life in Eastbourne this weekend

Two of last year's participants
Two of last year's participants
  • Race for Life runs will take place on Sunday (June 21) at Eastbourne Sports Park
  • Women of all ages and running abilities will don pink for the event
  • Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life events raise millions of pounds every year

Mums, daughters, sisters and friends will be lacing up their trainers to raise money for Cancer Research UK this weekend.

The annual five and ten kilometre Race for Life runs will take place on Sunday (June 21) at Eastbourne Sports Park.

Women of all ages and running abilities will don pink for the event and run, jog or walk to raise money for the charity. Many will run in memory of a friend of family member who has lost their battle with the disease.

Jenny Ainsworth, Cancer Research UK’s Eastbourne event manager, said, “Race for Life events are not competitive. They are not about being fit or fast.

“It’s about an army of women crossing the finish line together in the fight against cancer.

“Whether you’re a running pro or novice, every step you take around the course will help bring us one step closer to the day when all cancers are cured.

“The atmosphere is incredibly supportive and pledging to take part, alongside thousands of like-minded women, is a great motivation.

“With fire in their bellies and trainers at the ready, we know that Eastbourne ladies are up for the challenge.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life events raise millions of pounds every year to fund research to help beat 200 types of cancer.

More than one in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s.

Money raised through Race for Life allows Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists to advance research which is helping to save the lives of men, women and children across Sussex.

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