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Men have chance to Race for Life at Houghton Hall in 2019

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Race for Life at Houghton Hall King's Lynn 2018. (6749996)
Race for Life at Houghton Hall King's Lynn 2018. (6749996)

It’s been one of West Norfolk’s biggest annual fundraising events for more than a decade – and now men are being invited to join in too.

Entries have opened for the 2019 Race for Life at Houghton Hall, which will be open to everyone to take part for the first time,

Well over £1 million has been raised for Cancer Research UK by the thousands of women who have run or walked around the grounds of the stately home since the event was first staged there in 2005.

And the charity says it feels the time is now right to allow everyone to fight the cause together.

Houghton event organiser Gemma Turpin said: “One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer, at some point during their lifetime.

“Sadly, this means that nearly everyone is touched by the disease, either directly or through a loved one or friend.

“To make a significant difference in the fight against cancer we need to harness as much energy and commitment as possible – so what better way than involving everyone in the community in our events.”

This year’s Houghton race, which covers a five kilometre course, is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 16.

And, until the end of January, participants can get 30 per cent off the cost of entering by using the promotional code RFL30.

Ms Turpin said: “The Race for Life is a powerful, inspirational movement which unites participants in West Norfolk with people across East Anglia and the whole of the UK.

“Taking part in our events enables like-minded people to get together and remember loved ones lost to cancer or celebrate the lives of those who have survived.

“At the same time, they are helping to make a difference to people with cancer, right now.”

To enter, visit www.raceforlife.com or phone 0300 1230770.

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