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Sign up for Cambridge Race For Life in 2024

Whether you're looking for a challenge or a fun day out, Race For Life is a fantastic event which you can take part in on your own - or with friends, family, neighbours or colleagues.

There's a choice of a 5k and 10k route, both taking in some of the most impressive sites and views of the historic city centre. The event's open to everyone - and there's no time pressure to finish. Go at your own pace and enjoy the experience while raising money for Cancer Research UK's pioneering work.

This year's Race For Life in Cambridge takes place on Sunday 30th June starting and finishing on Jesus Green.

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Here are Star Radio, we're really proud to support the event. You'll be able to see Josh Lovatt from Star Drivetime at the cheer point in the city centre.

Money raised at Race for Life enables scientists including those working at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer – helping to save more lives.

Every year around 36,600 people are diagnosed with cancer in the East of England**. 

If you'd prefer to help in other ways, there's also a call for more volunteers. Head to the Cancer Research UK website here for more details.

The Race for Life events take place at Jesus Green on Sunday 30th June at 11am and welcome people of all ages and abilities. 

Picture credit: Kevin Rogers

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Standard Life, is the UK’s largest charity mass participation event. Since it began in 1994 around 10m people have taken part, raising over £920m to help fund cutting-edge research into cancer.

Michael Jarvis, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson in the East of England, said: “We’d love as many people as possible from Cambridge and surrounding areas to join us at Race for Life.

“Race for Life is a powerful way to celebrate and remember loved ones affected by cancer and to raise money for pioneering research.

“Whether people are living with cancer, taking part in honour of or in memory of a loved one with cancer, or signing up to protect their own children’s future, everyone has a reason to Race for Life.

“For some Race for Life is literally a walk in the park – slow and steady still wins. For others it’s a jog. Others may opt to push themselves harder and take part in the 10k distance. But what is certain is we’re looking forward to welcoming people of all ages and abilities.”

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Check out some of last year's pictures

Race for Life 2023, Cambridge.
A steady stream of runners head toward the Star Radio cheer point.


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