18th Dec, 2018

Race for Life around Arrow Valley Park in Redditch proves a success

Harry Leach 12th Jun, 2018 Updated: 13th Jun, 2018

MORE than 1,000 women completed 5k for Cancer Research UK’s ‘Race for Life’ in Redditch on June 10.

The fantastic turnout is expected to have generated £65,000 – which will go towards researching all 200 types of cancer.

The group walked, jogged, and ran just over 3 miles around Arrow Valley Park, Battens Drive in Redditch.

Becki Stean, who completed the 5k, said: “I did the race with most my family – including my nieces who are aged eight, six and three.

“We enjoyed taking part but all ached horrendously afterwards.

“I’m very proud of all the children, especially my youngest niece who walked the entire way without complaining.

“My father in law had cancer recently but thankfully he overcame it.

“Last year I raced for him with my step daughter but we thought we’d do it again this year to raise even more money.”

Becki and her family managed to raise £300 through sponsors and donations – with more still coming in.

Kirsten Shore, Area Events Manager for Cancer Research UK, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the participants, volunteers and supporters who helped make the event such a success.

“It was a glorious day with an amazing atmosphere and we’re looking forward to doing it all again in the future.

“If you’ve missed out, its not too late to enter up-coming races. Every penny raised through Race for Life helps to drive research and our overall goal of beating cancer.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, and Pretty Muddy events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding crucial research.

Visit https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/ for more information on how to get involved.

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