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📅 Race For Life

Southampton Common | 1st July 2018
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Admission Type: Paid

Do something amazing and enter Race For Life in Southampton on Sunday 1 July.


Cancer Research UK's Race For Life 2018 needs women everywhere and their friends, family and colleagues to take part and raise money to help them continue their life-saving work. Every two minutes someone in the UK is told they have cancer.

Take part and run, walk or dance the route or do your bit by sponsoring someone you know.

In 2018 Cancer Research want more women, raising more money for more triumphs against cancer. Take part for you, for a loved one, for everyone affected by cancer.
5k is a great distance for all abilities OR Take on a bigger 10k challenge.
Race For Life is the UK's largest women only fundraising events, where women come together to raise money to help Cancer Research UK beat cancer.

Have a great day out with your family and friends and help more people beat cancer.

Who can enter?
The race is open to women and girls of all ages and involves walking, jogging or running around a five kilometre course or a ten kilometre on Southampton Common.

How much does it cost to enter?
£14.99 per adult (Women 16 and over on Race Day)
£10.00 per child (6-12 boys / 6 to 15 girls on Race Day)
Under 6 entry for girls and boys free and no registration needed.
This covers the cost of organising and running your event on the day. It does not contribute towards fundraising. Unfortunately this fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
To enter by phone call 0300 123 0770.  Lines are open Monday – Friday, 8.00am to 9.00pm, Saturday and Sunday (and bank holidays) 9.00am to 5.00pm.

You and your friends can also take part by volunteering. Our events can't take place without the hundreds of people who give up their time for a few hours to set up the courses and get everyone in the Race for Life mood. Find out more and register to be a volunteer.

Venue and Start time
The event will take place on Southampton Common.
The 10k >
The 5k >
It is advisable to arrive at least one hour earlier to enable you to participate in the warm ups.

The Southampton route takes you along the tree lined paths of The Common and down The Avenue, which is partially closed especially for this event. The surface is flat and on tarmac throughout. Dogs are welcome at this event
The meeting point is Southampton Common, opposite the playground.
Don’t forget to invite your friends and family to support you on the day. There will be catering concessions available.

There will be no parking on Southampton Common. Please use city centre car parks and allow extra time to walk to the event. To prevent congestion we strongly recommend that you use public transport or car share to get to the venue.

There will be delays on The Avenue (A33) from 8.30am onwards - until the last runner is through!

All wheelchair uses, please call the hotline number 0300 123 0770 for more information about wheelchair accessibility for this event.

Cancer Research UK
Cancer research UK funds a range of research projects in Southampton, many of which are carried out with the charity's Medical Oncology Unit at Southampton General Hospital.
The unit is world-renowned for its research into ways to harness the power of the immune system to help treat people with cancer.

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Contact Telephone: 0300 123 0770

Race For Life

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