The East of England Arena and Events Centre has announced that it will be supporting the Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life event, and will be hosting the event at the venue.
Runners will be taking on a 5km or 10km course to raise money for Canver Research UK, a British charity that spends £380m annually across 29 countries worldwide, supporting world-class cancer research, working with governments, researchers and other stakeholders to take on global cancer issues, and partnering with other agencies with the same aim: to see the day when all cancers are cured.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life events are held all over the UK throughout the year and feature a 5km and 10km course for runners of different abilities. Every runner joins the race with sponsorship and support, and every runner helps raise more money for the charity.
Although ‘Race’ features in the name, the event is not competitive. Instead, ‘the Race for Life’ refers to Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists working as hard and fast as possible to help more people survive.
Area event manager for Cancer Research UK, Emily Rowling, said: “East of England Arena was the perfect venue for this event, as it’s very centrally located for the region with easy road and rail access, free parking and a great choice of outside event spaces where we can erect the start and finish arches.”
Business development manager for East of England Arena, Dean Rees, added: “Cancer Research UK is an important cause, and we are proud to be supporting the event this year”.