Corby to host Race for Life again

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life will be held in Corby for the third year in a row.

By Sam Wildman
Saturday, 18th January 2020, 6:00 am
Last year's Race for Life in Corby. Picture by Bernard Hales.
Last year's Race for Life in Corby. Picture by Bernard Hales.

Events in 2018 and 2019 were attended by more than 1,000 people, raising tens of thousands of pounds in the process.

West Glebe Park will be a sea of pink when the charity's fun run returns on May 17. It is no longer restricted to female participants.

Kimberley Degville, Cancer Research UK’s event manager for Corby, said: “This year, our Race for Life events are open to everyone.

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“We’re sending a heartfelt message to anybody who’s thought about signing up in the past but for one reason or another hasn’t got round to it. This is your year - please seize the opportunity to register in January and become part of the Race for Life community.

“Our events are fun, colourful, emotional and uplifting. Participants take part at their own pace - taking as much time as they like to complete the course. For some people, the Race

for Life is literally a walk in the park. For others, it’s a jog or a run.

“Although ‘Race’ features in the name, our events are not competitive. Instead, ‘the Race for Life’ is about our doctors, nurses and scientists working as hard and fast as possible to help more people survive.”

Races include a 5km course, 10km, the Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer by funding crucial research. A Race for Life is also being held in Northampton in Abington Park on June 21.

Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking research.

Money raised from the Race for Life funds world-class research to help beat 200 types of cancer including bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer, children’s cancers and leukaemia.

Kimberley added: “People get together and remember loved ones lost or celebrate the lives of those who have survived. At the same time, they are helping to make a difference to people with the disease, right now.

“Please go to the Race for Life website, choose an event, and sign up today.”

Anyone who signs up in January can claim a special 30 per cent off the entry fee by using the code RFLJAN30.

To enter, visit