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Race for Life launches indoor event to raise money for cancer during lockdown

The Race for Life 5K and 10K runs are a staple of the spring and summer. The iconic charity races see women of all ages and abilities donning pink and running, jogging or walking their chosen distance while raising vital funds in the fight against cancer. But coronavirus means that all Race for Life events have been postponed until Autumn – but that doesn’t mean you can’t still do your bit to raise some money. Cancer Research UK is encouraging the nation to keep active and united by signing up for Race for Life at Home, in partnership with Tesco. There are three ways supporters can take part, with options for everybody to get involved in their own way, donating to the cause where they can. From a family dance off in the garden, to a HIIT workout in the living room – there is no right or wrong way to do a Race for Life at Home


All you have to do is sign up on the Race for Life website for free, then you can join live Facebook events where hosts will lead you through different workouts, create your own challenge in your living room (from a record number of burpees to a yoga session), or go for a solo run, walk or jog – of any chosen distance. The next step is to share your challenges and activities on your own social media channels using the hashtag #RaceForLifeAtHome – to get your friends and family involved too. Updates on the online Facebook live events, including upcoming dates and hosts, will be available on Race for Life’s Facebook page in the coming weeks.

Sarah Pickersgill, head of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life said: ‘We’ve made the difficult decision to postpone our Race for Life events until later in the year, and this will inevitably have an impact on Cancer Research UK’s ability to carry out life-saving research. ‘While many of us may feel our lives have been put on hold, cancer hasn’t stopped, and people affected by cancer need our support more than ever. ‘We wanted to do something to bring our fantastic community together and thank them for their ongoing patience and commitment, which is why we’re very excited to launch Race for Life at Home.