The countdown has begun ahead of this weekend’s Race for Life 2019 event in Plymouth.
This year the race takes place on Father’s Day – Sunday, June 16 – and for the first time ever men are able to take part.
Dads and grandfathers will be able to stand on the start line alongside their sons, daughters and grandchildren as Cancer Research UK opens the Race for Life to everyone.
Thousands of like-minded people will join together and remember loved ones lost to cancer or celebrate the lives of those who have survived cancer for the 5k event, and you still have the chance to join them by registering right now at raceforlife.org .
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids events.
Money raised through Race for Life will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives.
What to expect
The Race for Life is one of the most uplifting major events of the year in Plymouth.
Just take a look at these pictures above and see how many smiling faces you can spot.
Ruth Chamings, Event Manager for Race for Life in Plymouth, said: “We’re making a final call to the people of Plymouth to sign up today, as their participation and contribution is so important.”
“Every day, around 90 people are diagnosed with cancer in the South West.* That’s why we are calling on everyone in the area – of all ages – to unite and help make a real different in the fight against the disease by joining Race for Life now.
“Our events are fun, colourful, emotional and uplifting. You don’t need to be sporty to take part. You don’t have to train, and you certainly don’t need to compete against anyone else!
“By taking part and raising money, participants will play a crucial role in helping to turn discoveries made in the lab into new, better treatments for patients across Devon and throughout the UK. That’s why every person and every penny raised counts.”
The 2019 Plymouth Race for Life will take place again on the Hoe and there are a number of temporary road closures that will be put into effect for the race (as per previous years).
These will be manned by professional stewards and volunteer marshals on the day.
Roads closured from 6.00am – 2.00pm
Roads closed from 10.00am (access for residents until 10.30am) – approx 12.00pm
Elliot Street until Junction of Citadel Road
Citadel Road for short stretch – see map
West Hoe Road
Great Western Road
To suspend the one-way section in Citadel Road allowing access to Millbay Road
One-way system on Lambhay Hill and Hoegate Street from 10.00am – 2.00pm
Lambay Hill, Hoegate Street and the Barbican from its junction with Lambhay Hill for a distance of 101 metres in an east and north direction only.
How to sign up
To enter the Race for Life visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.
A new supporter of the charity is Plymouth law firm GA Solicitors, partner to Cancer Research UK and its two Race for Life events in Plymouth for the next three years. Staff at the firm are looking forward to taking part and volunteering at the 5k event this coming weekend.
Stephen Ramsden, managing partner of GA Solicitors, said: “We are delighted to have agreed a three year partnership with Cancer Research UK. Not only are these two fantastic events, but the work undertaken by the charity is so important. These events bring the whole city together in the fight against cancer and we will proudly be in attendance at both events to show our support.”
One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, 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.
Other Race for Life events in the South West
Plymouth 5k – Sunday 16 June 2019
Barnstaple 5k and 10k – Sunday 30 June 2019
Exeter Pretty Muddy – Saturday 20 July 2019
Exeter 5k and 10k – Sunday 21 July 2019
Plymouth Pretty Muddy – Sunday 29 September 2019
Falmouth 5k – Sunday 12 May 2019 (already taken place)
Penzance 5k – Wednesday 5 June 2019 (already taken place)
Truro 5k – Sunday 7 July 2019
Cornwall Pretty Muddy – Sunday 8 September 2019
- Hoverbike racing life-sim Desert Child is out now
- Deathloop From Arkane Studios Announced at E3 2019
- Fix the lack of Outrun in your life with Slipstream
- Team Sonic Racing Delayed, Now Releasing May 2019
- Most anticipated Nintendo Switch 2019 games
- F1 2019 Review
- Best May 2019 Games
- F1 2019 adds F2 to career mode, launches two months earlier
- Master Your Surroundings In Off-Road Sim Overpass, Coming October 2019
- Square Enix E3 2019 Press Conference Recap