New venue for Peterborough’s Race for Life

As Valentine’s Day approaches Cancer Research UK is sending a heartfelt message to people in Peterborough.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 9:53 am

Organisers of the charity’s Race for Life are asking everyone to make a date with their loved ones to take part in the event.

This year’s event will take place at a new venue, the East of England Arena and Events Centre, on Sunday, June 28.

Race for Life offers 5k and 10k courses for women, men and youngsters, and the change of venue means parking will now be free.

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Race for Life 2019 at Ferry Meadows. EMN-190630-165854009

Emily Rowling, Cancer Research UK’s East of England events manager, said: “Valentine’s Day is traditionally an occasion when we spend time with the people we love. For this reason it’s also the perfect opportunity to sign up to Race for Life and commit to spend time together, fundraising and then participating on the day.

“Our events are fun, colourful, emotional and uplifting. Participants get together and remember loved ones lost or celebrate the lives of those who have survived. At the same time, they are helping to make a difference to people with the disease, right now.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is a series of 5k and 10k events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer by funding crucial research.

Emily added: “Race for Life is a powerful, inspirational movement which unites participants in Peterborough with people across the East of England and the whole of the UK.

“Participants take part at their own pace – taking as much time as they like to complete the course. For some people, the Race for Life is literally a walk in the park. For others, it’s a jog or a run.

“Although ‘race’ features in the name, our events are not competitive. Instead, the ‘Race for Life’ describes our doctors, nurses and scientists working as hard and fast as possible to help more people survive.”

Cancer Research UK, which receives no government funding, uses the money raised through Race for Life to fund world-class research to help beat 200 types of cancer.

To sign up for the event, visit