People in Plymouth are being urged to grab the chance to take part in the first Cancer Research UK Snowflake Run in the city with just three days left until the big day.
Plymouth is one of just four locations across the UK chosen to host the new 10k event, which raises money for life-saving research.
Over 500 men and women have already signed up to conquer the cold – and cancer – on 21 February.
And there’s still time to join them, as people of all ages and abilities can now enter on the day.
Saltram Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the unique event which will see participants, bedecked in bobble hats and beanies, encounter a giant snow zone and hugs from friendly ‘polar bears’ along the route, amongst other wintry experiences.
Ruth Chamings, Cancer Research UK event manager, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that so many people have signed up to our first ever Snowflake Run in Plymouth. But with 91 people diagnosed with cancer every day in the South West, we need as many people as possible to take part and help give cancer the cold shoulder.”
Organisers hope to raise thousands to advance research which will help more men, women and children in Plymouth, and across the UK, survive cancer.
Ruth continued: “It’s thanks to research that half of people diagnosed with cancer now survive. But half is not enough. That’s why we need as many people as possible to embrace the elements for the Plymouth Snowflake Run.
“There are over 200 types of cancer and we won’t stop until we find cures for them all. The more research we are able to fund the sooner that day will come.”
Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, Cancer Research UK spent over £1 million last year in the South West supporting the work of doctors, nurses and scientists who are dedicated to beating cancer by understanding its causes and investigating how best to prevent and treat it.
For more information about the Cancer Research UK Plymouth Snowflake Run visit snowflakeseries.co.uk
(from a press release)