Lincoln Race for Life entries now open

Budding runners and people with fitness-related New Year’s resolutions get ready as entries are now open for the Lincoln Race for Life.

This year for the first time, Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone in the area to join the Race for Life. Events being held for people of all ages and abilities at Lincolnshire Showground on Saturday, October 12.

The 5k and 10k events start at 10am. The Pretty Muddy 5k starts at 12pm for kids and 1pm for adults.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

There is also a 30% off joining fee in January using the code RFL30 – to enter Race for Life click here.

The Race For Life events first started over 25 years ago and were women only, but everyone now has the chance to participate together.

Cancer Research UK’s Lincoln Event Manager Kay Patchett said: “Our Race for Life events are fun, colourful, emotional and uplifting. They help people with cancer by raising money for research, including clinical trials which give patients in Lincoln access to the latest treatments.

“You don’t have to be sporty to take part. You don’t need to train or compete against anyone else. All you need to do is go to the Race for Life website, pick an event, sign up and then have fun raising money in whatever way you like.

“The Race for Life is a powerful, inspirational movement which unites participants in Lincoln with people across Lincolnshire and the whole of the UK.

“Taking part in our Race for Life events enables like-minded people to get together and remember loved ones lost to cancer or celebrate the lives of those who have survived. At the same time, they are helping to make a difference to people with cancer, right now.

Elsewhere in the county the Cleethorpes Race for Life 5k takes place at Meridian Park on Sunday, May 19 at 11am.

The Scunthorpe Race for Life 5k takes place at Normanby Hall Country Park on Wednesday, June 5 from 7pm.