Yorkshire Cancer Research is offering aspiring and experienced runners and cyclists the chance to kick-start their way to a healthy 2018 by signing up for a new challenge.
The regional charity has launched an exciting calendar of Yorkshire-based events, including distances for all abilities from 10Ks to marathons.
The date for the charity’s flagship fundraising event, the Selby Three Swans Sportive, has also been confirmed and will take place on Sunday, September 2. Registrations are now being accepted for the popular bike ride, which includes a choice of 30, 60 or 100 miles.
Places are available in the following Run for All events:
- Leeds Half Marathon – Sunday, May 13
- Hull 10K – Sunday, June 10
- Leeds 10K – Sunday, July 8
- York 10K – Sunday, August 5
- Sheffield 10K – Sunday, September 23
- Yorkshire Marathon – Sunday, October 14
Applications are also now being accepted for the Simplyhealth Great North Run, which will take place in Newcastle on Sunday, September 9.
Money raised in sponsorship will help more people in Yorkshire survive cancer by funding vital research and community health projects.
Joe Taylor, Partnerships Manager at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “We’re extremely excited to have opened registration for our 2018 events. From beginners to seasoned pros, there’s a challenge to suit most abilities.
“Event participants raise thousands of pounds for the charity every year, making a significant contribution to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in Yorkshire. Each and every fundraiser is incredibly important to us, and their support makes a valuable difference.”
For more information and to enter, please visit www.ycr.org.uk/events.
Notes to Editors
- Harrogate-based Yorkshire Cancer Research was founded in 1925 and is the largest independent regional cancer charity in England (Registered Charity 516898). We are not part of a national charity.
- We are committed to reducing the devastating impact of cancer on the lives of people living in Yorkshire.
- Our mission is to work in partnership, fund research and support initiatives that will help people in Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer.
- Current statistics show that 575 people are diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire every week. Incidence and mortality rates are higher than the England average due to social deprivation, post-industrialisation and lifestyle choices but also availability of healthcare services and difficulties accessing early diagnostics, clinical trials and the latest treatments.
- We aim to:
- Be the leading authority on cancer in Yorkshire, understanding the problems and priorities in the region and sharing knowledge with partners.
- Raise awareness of cancer and how to prevent it by working in local communities, schools and colleges, sports clubs and with other health-related organisations.
- Promote screening programmes and fund research that can improve the diagnosis of cancer so we can detect and treat it at the earliest opportunity.
- Invest in innovative research projects at every stage of a cancer patient's journey.
- Campaign for fair and equal access to the very best healthcare services and a greater share of the money spent nationally on research.
- For further information, please visit www.yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk or follow us on Facebook or Twitter