Every year thousands of people participate in the Race For Life.
Events like Race for Life are an important way in which Cancer Research UK is able to fund its life-saving work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. By taking part in a race - or sponsoring someone who is - you could help more people survive cancer. For more information visit the Race for Life website .
If you are running in the 2014 Race For Life and would like a link to your sponsorship page here please send me your link and I will put it on the page. You can even include a picture if you like.
For more information on why I try to take part please visit the thoughts area of the site.
Unfortunately Rachel will be unable to attend the 2014 Race for Life event.
Race For Life 2007
With all the heavy rainfall that the track had received, for a split moment it looked as if the 2007 Race For Life which was being held on Sunday 1st July would be cancelled along with numerous others up and down the country. However the determination of the organisers and the runners, walkers and their supporters shone through and a great day was had by all.
The rain really didn't dampen anyone's spirts and the presence of the Red Dragon Radio road-show and the multi-coloured array of large umbrellas - some even sheltering the participants while they took part in the aerobics warm up session - gave a carnival feel to the whole proceeding.
According to Race For Life "Since it started in 1994, Race for Life has grown to become the UK’s biggest women-only fundraising event. All the money raised by our participants helps fund the crucial work of Cancer Research UK – the world’s leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research".
Over £140 million has been raised from past events and with an additional estimated £60 million that is expected to be raised this year that amounts to a massive £200 million.
Race For Life however is about much more than fundraising. It is a celebration of those who lost their lives to cancer but more importantly those who have survived it - something that would not be possible without the invaluable research carried out by cancer charities such as Cancer Research UK and Tenovus.
This year it was wonderful to see the number of runners and walkers who instead of simply writing names had put photographs of their loved ones on their backs. It gave a feeling of optimism and hope to passers-by as they realised that these individuals had not only survived cancer but were able to come along and share the day with their loved ones.
Images of Rachel at Race for Life 2007 can be found in the Image Gallery .
Last Modified on: 05-11-2015