Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has announced details of the return of its flagship annual fundraising event Race for Life later this year.
Social distancing restrictions amid the Covid-19 pandemic saw the charity cancel last year’s event, which usually sees a raft of running and activity events take place across the UK.
Earlier this year it announced plans to postpone 2021’s event until later this year.
And this week it has revealed details of events to take place from late summer and during the autumn.
Those signing up for the event will also get a 30% discount on entry costs until July 4.
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The charity is in consultation with venues to ensure events can take place, entrants are safe and government guidance is followed.
Further social distancing restrictions were to be lifted this month but were put back due to an increase in the Delta variant of Covid-19 in the UK. It is expected that restrictions may be lifted later in July instead.
“The safety of our participants is always an absolute priority,” said CRUK.
“Our teams at Cancer Research UK have been constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and now, following government guidance, we have ways to ensure our events can operate safely.”
The charity’s message to supporters added: “Unfortunately this means that not all of our usual venues are available this year, but we hope there'll be a suitable alternative venue for you to choose.”
Events to take part in include 3k, 5k, 10k as well as Race for Life for Schools and ‘pretty muddy’, a 5K muddy obstacle course.
Among events taking place UK wide are 10K and 5K courses at London’s Hyde Park on 26 September. Meanwhile, Manchester 10K is to take place on 17 October.
Amid the pandemic CRUK has been staging a virtual Race for Life at Home event offering people the chance to raise money through activities in their local area in small, social distanced groups.