Final call to sign up for Harrogate’s Race for Life


Last updated Jun 13, 2022
Runners pictured at last year's Race for Life in Harrogate.
Runners pictured at last year's Race for Life in Harrogate.

There’s been a final call for people to sign up for this year’s Race for Life on the Stray in Harrogate.

Thousands of people whose families or friends have been affected by cancer are due to take part in the event to raise money for Cancer Research UK on Sunday, July 10.

Women, men and children can choose from 3k, 5k and 10k events. There is also a chance to take part in Pretty Muddy – a mud-splattered obstacle course . There’s also a Pretty Muddy Kids option too.

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Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, raises funds for research into 200 types of cancer – including bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer, children’s cancers and leukaemia.     

Siobhan Byrne, Race for Life spokesperson for Yorkshire, said:

“Everyone can play their part to help beat cancer. 

“We’re making a final call to the people of Harrogate to sign up today. Sadly, cancer affects all of us in some way. Whether people are living with cancer, taking part in honour of or in memory of a loved one with cancer, or signing up to protect their own children’s future, everyone has a reason to Race for Life. So, we’re asking people across the area: ‘Who will you Race for?’ 

“Our Race for Life events are open to all. For some people, the Race for Life is literally a walk in the park. Slow and steady still wins. For others, it’s a jog. Others may opt to push themselves harder, taking up the challenge of the 10k distance and even pushing for a new personal best time.  

“But what is for certain is we’re looking forward to welcoming people of all ages and abilities. Race for Life Harrogate will be fun, emotional, colourful, uplifting and an unforgettable event this year.”

   Oonagh Turnbull, Head of Health Campaigns at Tesco, said:

“This will be our 21st year in partnership with Cancer Research UK and Race for Life and we hope this year can be the biggest yet.”

To sign up to the Harrogate Race for Life event go to

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