A Very 2020 Race for Life 5k
Cancer Research UK is encouraging people to sign up to a 5k event on 26 September, called ‘A Very 2020 Race for Life’, and raise money for life-saving research.
As the mass Race for Life event series has been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event on 26 September asks people to complete their own 5k in local parks or neighbourhoods. Participants are invited to take part by themselves or in socially distanced small groups.
A live stream will be hosted on the Race for Life Facebook page from 9.30am on 26 September. Creating a collective feeling for participants and helping to recreate the inspiring and heartful atmosphere of a Race for Life event, the stream will include a warm up routine followed by a minute’s silence to remember family and friends who are no longer here or currently undergoing treatment.
Throughout the broadcast, people affected by cancer will share their story to highlight the importance of fundraising for vital research and there will be opportunities to donate throughout. Participants can then choose to set off on their 5k after the live event or any time over that weekend or complete it any at point throughout September.