Pink 5k for Cancer Research to be staged in Towneley Park

The Cancer Research Race for Life held at Towneley Park in Burnley

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The Cancer Research Race for Life held at Towneley Park in Burnley Picture by Paul Currie www.paulcurriephotos.com

A group of cancer charity fund-raisers are relaunching the Race for Life in Burnley later this year.

The Colne and West Craven Cancer Research UK fund-raising group is taking over Towneley Park for a morning this summer.

If you think you are able to help out at all, for any part, or if you think you would be interested in taking part in the race, please do get in touch

Organisers

The group is planning to run the hugely popular event as “The Pink 5k for Cancer Research UK” as Race for Life is a trademarked name.

Despite 805 women taking part in the Race for Life in Burnley last year, applications were down according to Cancer Research UK who said it was not cost efficient enough to run it in 2016.

That was a double blow for the Pendle fund-raisers who saw the Race for Life at Broughton Hall near Skipton finish in 2012 with the charity citing similar reasons.

However, the fund-raisers are not willing to see Burnley miss out and hundreds of runners wearing pink or in fancy dress could still be racing through the picturesque park once again.

Group secretary Margaret Cannon said: “The park is booked and the planning is going ahead.

“Things are really getting into place. Cancer Research UK is not running it but is supporting us.

“It’s such a lovely event with a fantastic atmosphere and people like to run for friends and family.

“It’s also a very moving event and we want to keep that part of it.

“Obviously we want to see as many runners as possible and Towneley Park is a such a great park.

“Registration has not been set up yet but will be very soon.

“We are desperate for volunteers to help set up the course, to marshal the event and to help tidy up at the end.

“It is a morning race, so we would hope to be finished by 2pm.

“If you think you are able to help out at all, for any part, or if you think you would be interested in taking part in the race, please do get in touch.

“We are also looking for sponsorship from businesses, so if anybody is interested, please contact us.”

Call 867856 or email CRUcolne@yahoo.com if you can help.

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