ORGANISERS of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Cardiff have announced new dates this autumn for the much-loved events.

The charity has postponed Race for Life events this spring and summer across the UK to protect the country’s health during the coronavirus outbreak. This means the Race for Life 5K and 10k events as well as the Pretty Muddy events at Bute Park, Cardiff can no longer take place on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July.

But everyone across Wales can once again be part of the empowering Race for Life movement and show support to the 19,500 people diagnosed with cancer every year in Wales.

The Race for Life 5K,10K and Pretty Muddy events in Cardiff have been rescheduled for Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September.

Participants who had already signed up for the Race for Life events in July can transfer their entry to the new September date.

Entries are also open for more people to join at

Sophie Heath, Cancer Research UK, Area Event Manager for South Wales, said: “We’re sending a heartfelt message to everyone to seize the opportunity and come join us at Race for Life in Cardiff this September at Bute Park.

“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 Race for Life Cardiff this July.

“We hope men, women and children will unite against cancer and make Race for Life Cardiff 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 this time.”

Every day 53 people are diagnosed with cancer in Wales.

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 nearly £4 million last year in Wales 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 Wales.

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