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Inspirational Race for Life event helping in the fight against cancer is set to return to Highland capital in May says Cancer Research UK

By Imogen James

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Edinburgh Race for Life. Picture: Lesley Martin
Edinburgh Race for Life. Picture: Lesley Martin

The local leg of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life will take place in the city’s Bught Park on May 29.

Participants can choose between a 5k and 10k race and by signing up before the end of January, runners and walkers will get 50 per cent off the entry fee using the code RFL22J50.

Lisa Adams, Cancer Research UK’s spokeswoman in Scotland, said that everyone can play their part in helping the fight against cancer.

“January is the perfect time for people to commit to getting more active. By signing up to Race for Life, there’s the chance to raise money for life-saving research. Sadly, cancer affects all of us in some way.

“Our Race for Life events are open to all.

“For some people, the Race for Life is literally a walk in the park. Others may opt to push themselves harder. But what is for certain is we’re looking forward to welcoming people of all ages and abilities.

“Race for Life Inverness will be fun, emotional, colourful, uplifting and unforgettable.”

Cancer Research UK uses the money raised to help fund scientists who prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

The head of health campaigns at event partner Tesco, Oonagh Turnbull, said: “This will be our 21st year in partnership with Cancer Research UK and Race for Life and we hope this year can be the biggest yet.”

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