Race for Life events at Clumber Park this year have now been cancelled

All Race for Life events have been cancelled across the country this year.All Race for Life events have been cancelled across the country this year.
All Race for Life events have been cancelled across the country this year. | Other 3rd Party
Organisers of a popular charity race at Clumber Park have regrettably announced that this year’s event has been cancelled.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Clumber, along with 400 other similar events across the country, have been cancelled this year to protect health as restrictions on mass gatherings caused by the Covid-19 pandemic continue.

The Race for Life 5K and 10K at Clumber Park, Worksop, can no longer take place on Sunday, September 6.

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Race for Life’s Pretty Muddy, a 5K mud-splattered obstacle course planned for Saturday, September 5, at the same venue is also now cancelled.

Participants who have already signed up will be contacted directly by the charity.

Cancer Research UK expects to see its fundraising income decline by up to 25 per cent in the next financial year as a direct result of the pandemic.

Nicki Embleton, Cancer Research UK spokesperson in Nottinghamshire, said: “We remain tirelessly committed to making progress for people affected by cancer but now more than ever, support from the public will be vital.

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“We simply will not be able to continue funding our life-saving work without it.

“Since it began in 1994, 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.

“We know Race for Life is such a treasured part of the UK’s events calendar and it is with a heavy heart that for the first time in 27 years we have to announce that it won’t be taking place.

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“The safety of our supporters, volunteers, suppliers and staff is however essential.

“We hope the Race for Life event series will be back bigger and stronger than ever in 2021.

“In the meantime, we’d love to invite as many people as possible to join us by taking part in Race for Life at Home in these challenging times.”

People can visit raceforlife.org and sign up free for ideas on how they can create their own special challenge.

Organisers are also inviting participants to join the Race for Life at Home community by sharing photos and videos on social media using the hashtag #RaceForLifeAtHome.