King's Lynn Race for Life postponed

King's Lynn Race for Life postponed

Published by KLFM
8:55am 24th April 2020.

This summer's Race for Life in King's Lynn has been postponed, because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The 5k event at Houghton Hall was due to take place on Tuesday 14 July, but will now be held on Saturday 19th September.

Everyone who had already signed up for the Race for Life event in June can transfer their entry to the new September date. Entries are also open for more people to join at raceforlife.org
 
Gemma Turpin, Cancer Research UK's Event Manager for Kings Lynn, said: 

"We're sending a heartfelt message to everyone to seize the opportunity and come join us to Race for Life in Kings Lynn this September at Houghton Hall.
 
"As the coronavirus outbreak continues to unfold, we are listening to the advice and guidance of the UK Government carefully.

"While our priority is ensuring that people affected by cancer get the support and information they need during unprecedented times, we're having to work quickly to understand the impact the pandemic will have on Cancer Research UK's fundraising.

"We have urgently reviewed our events, including Race for Life. As the safety of our supporters, volunteers, suppliers and staff across the hundreds of Race for Life events due to take place in 2020 is incredibly important we have made the decision to postpone the events scheduled in May, June and July including Kings Lynn Race for Life this July.

"We hope men, women and children will unite against cancer and make Race for Life Kings Lynn the best yet this September. Together we can beat cancer.
 
"Since it began, Race for Life has raised over £890m for Cancer Research UK's life-saving work. We're incredibly grateful to everyone who has taken part and hope their support will continue throughout these unprecedented times."

Every hour four people are diagnosed with cancer in the East of England. But the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK's work has been at the heart of that progress.
 
Cancer Research UK's life-saving work relies entirely on the public's generous support. The charity was able to spend £56 million last year in the East of England on some of the UK's leading scientific and clinical research.  Now many of the scientists and researchers funded by Cancer Research UK are currently being redeployed to help in the fight against Covid-19, including assisting with testing for the virus. By helping to beat coronavirus, the charity can lessen the impact that this virus is having on the care of cancer patients. 
 
Cancer Research UK's Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events which raise millions of pounds every year to find new ways to tackle cancer.
 
Money raised through Race for Life helps to make long-term research and pioneering trials possible, leading to new tests and kinder treatments, which could save the lives of more men, women and children across the East of England.
 
For more information, go online or call 0300 123 0770