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The popular Race for Life will be back in Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich this year, with all welcome and invited to register now.

Nowton Park will host fund-raising 3km, 5km and 10km routes in aid of Cancer Research UK on June 12, with all registrations half price in January.

Race for Life events are open to people of all ages and abilities.

Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds..EVENT: Race for Life. Tracy Wichard. Picture by Mark Westley. (54097288)
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds..EVENT: Race for Life. Tracy Wichard. Picture by Mark Westley. (54097288)

At the Nowton Park event, women, men and children can choose from 3km, 5km and 10km distances.

Meanwhile, Ipswich Race for Life – at Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, on June 19 – also includes Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids mud-splattered obstacle courses.

Every year around 37,300 people are diagnosed with cancer in the East of England and one in two people in the UK born after 1960 will get cancer in their lifetime.

Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds..EVENT: Race for Life. Picture by Mark Westley. (54097276)
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds..EVENT: Race for Life. Picture by Mark Westley. (54097276)

Money raised through Race for Life events across the country enables scientists to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Michael Jarvis, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson in the East of England, said: “Everyone can play their part to help beat cancer.

“January is the perfect time for people to commit to getting a little more active. By signing up to Race for Life there’s the chance to raise money for life-saving research.

Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds..EVENT: Race for Life. Archie Morley, Leo Prior, Alic Porter Bella Prior, Jean Morley , Hannah Seymour, Louisa Grehan, Megan Morley, Shirley Hunter. Picture by Mark Westley. (54097262)
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds..EVENT: Race for Life. Archie Morley, Leo Prior, Alic Porter Bella Prior, Jean Morley , Hannah Seymour, Louisa Grehan, Megan Morley, Shirley Hunter. Picture by Mark Westley. (54097262)

"Sadly, cancer affects all of us in some way. 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.

“We hope none of our Race for Life events are cancelled in 2022 and will do everything we can to keep people safe. If we do have to cancel any of our events we will let participants know as soon as possible and they will be entitled to a full refund.”

Anyone who registers during January using code RFL22J50 will receive a 50 per cent discount on their entry fee.

To enter visit raceforlife.org