Medway's Race for Life is on the move from Chatham to Rochester
This year’s Cancer Research UK Race
for Life is on the move.
The all-female 5k race will be held
in Rochester for the first time after wet weather affected last
year’s event at Capstone Farm Country Park, Chatham.
The event on Sunday, May 19, will
start and finish in the Castle Gardens taking in the surrounding
area including the High Street and The Vines.
Hayley Reynolds, the charity’s
south east manager, said: “Please play your part by entering the
Race for Life Rochester today.
"Together we can hit cancer where
it hurts. There are 200 cancers and we won’t give up until we find
cures for them all. It’s fighting talk and we mean every word we
A total of 2,000 women and girls
are needed to stride out to help raise £140,000 for vital
Hayley added: “Women of all shapes,
sizes, ages and levels of fitness take part in the Race for Life.
They come from different backgrounds and walks of life.”
The event at Capstone last year was
hit by wet, muddy conditions in the main car park which led to it
being partially closed and people forced to park elsewhere and walk
to the start point.
Hayley said: “It did impact on the
event, so we have decided not to rely on the British weather.”
Those who have lost loved ones to
cancer will also have the chance to light a candle in the cathedral
or tie a yellow ribbon to the cathedral railings and the catalpa
The cathedral’s head verger Colin
Tolhurst said they had re-scheduled services for the morning: “The
cathedral eucharist will be at 9.30am instead of 10.30am. We would
very much like to extend a warm invite to anyone competing or
supporting the race to join us.”
To enter Rochester Race for Life go
to www.raceforlife.org or
call 0845 600 6050.
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