WORLD CANCER DAY RUN 2023
Date of Challenge: 4th February 2023
Cancer is the second biggest killer in the world. In 2020, there were approximately 147,000 deaths in England and Wales. Cancer can come to in different forms from breast, bladder and lung to skin and kidney cancers just to name a few. But there’s good news. Cancer survival rates are on the rise. During 2010/11 in the UK, 50% of those diagnosied with cancer survive the disease for ten years or more. This has doubled in the last 40 years. This is why the work done by cancer research is so vital and that early diagnosis is incredibly important.
4th February is World Cancer Day. Let’s show unity and support the fight against cancer with this unique virtual challenge. If you have suffered, or know of someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, then this challenge is a must.
You can play your part. As well as spreading awareness, sign up for this run and we will donate 10% of your entry fee to Cancer Research UK.
Click here if you want to make a donation direct to Cancer Research UK.
Completing the World Cancer Day Run is a fantastic opportunity to raise money. Please see our Fundraising tab below for more information.
Run, walk or jog any distance, anywhere at any pace on Saturday, 4th or Sunday, 5th February 2023.
Distances accepted: 1k, 5k, 10k, 10 miles, half marathon, full marathon, ultra.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE WORLD CANCER DAY RUN?
- Everybody who completes this challenge and submits their evidence will receive a beautiful white aluminium finishers medal with a plain coloured ribbon.
HOW DO I SEND MY EVIDENCE?
Upon completing our World Cancer Day virtual challenge, simply take a screenshot of your activity from your app. We accept screenshots of your activity from any exercise app such as Garmin, FitBit, Strava, Map My Run, and RunKeeper, You can also take a photo of your results from your exercise watch or treadmill display.
Submit your evidence using our secure submission form by clicking the button below.
After you have submitted your evidence, you should be taken to a confirmation page.
Click on our FAQs section if you have any more questions or send us a message through our Contact Us page.
When you’ve completed this challenge, why not share your achievement with other runners by posting your activity and photos on our social media channels. This is a great way to share your accomplishment and encourage others.
THE BENEFITS OF ADULTS STAYING ACTIVE
As we get older, our bodies change. Our metabolism slows down as we age which leads to weight gain, fatigue or lack of energy, physical stiffness and general weakness. Bones lose density and can result in diagnosis of osteoporosis. The good news is we have a way to combat and slow down this from happening.
An active life is vital to stay fit and healthy. Vigorous activities, like running not only helps people with changing your mood and helps with mental health issues, but it can also improve body strength and balance. Running can also prevent or delay diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, or osteoporosis. There is also research to support running may improve cognitive function (how the way the brain works).