THOUSANDS of people will come together at Haydock Park Racecourse this Sunday, July 14 to take part in the annual Race for Life event.

Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone – men, women and children – to join the Race for Life to remember loved ones lost to cancer or celebrate the lives of those who have survived cancer by taking part in 5k and 10k events.

There is still time to sign up by registering at

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.

Sarah Hunter, Event Manager for Race for Life at Haydock Park Racecourse, said: “We’re making a final call to the people of Haydock and the surrounding areas to sign up today, as their participation and contribution is so important.”

“Every day, 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West. That’s why we are calling on everyone – 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 the North West and throughout the UK. That’s why every person and every penny raised counts.”

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.

To enter the Race for Life visit or call 0300 1230770.