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27 January, 2020


Race for Life events will not return for 2019


Organisers of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life events in Cheshire have taken the decision not to run events in Delamere Forest or at Reaseheath College in 2019.

The decision was made despite the two events bringing in a combined total of over £80,000 which was raised by almost 2,000 participants.

Annette Quarry, Cancer Research UK national event manager for the North West, commented: “We regularly review our events because we owe it to our participants to ensure we raise as much money in the most efficient way possible.

“This means that for 2019, we’re reducing the number of smaller events across the UK, including  Delamere Forest and Reaseheath College, to help save money on costs.”

Annette added: “We are very grateful to the 819 people who took part in Delamere and the 1,096 at Reaseheath.

“Together, they helped raise £81,909 which is a fantastic contribution to life-saving research. We would also like to thank both venues for their support.”

She continued: “As we regularly review all our events, it’s possible that Race for Life could return to Delamere Forest or Reaseheath College in the future.”

Cancer Research UK says it spent more than £28m last year in the North West on scientific and clinical research to help more people survive cancer.

Race for Life events at Chester Racecourse, Tatton Park and Cholmondeley Castle will still take place in 2019.