Over £140,000 Raised At Carlisle Race For Life

By Robert Haile

Thousands turned out for the Cancer Research Race For Life in Bitts Park, Carlisle.

Returning after being absent for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Race for Life and Pretty Muddy events drew in plenty of participants and supporters.

The 5k and 3k events setting off – credit Robert Haile

It was an emotional day as men, women, children and dogs ran in memory of family members who had or had passed from cancer, or had had cancer themselves.

Starting with a 10k event the 5k and 3k went later and the Pretty Muddy events finished the day off.

Robbie Dee of CFM, Robbie Dee in the morning, was there and announced that before the 5k and 3k start that the day had raised just over £144,0000.

Rachael Grealish took part in the 5k event and completed it with her 18-mont-old son, Arlo, in his running pram.

The 29-year-old, who is a cancer survivor, said: “It was great to see so many people turn out and to be finally able to do the event again after the pandemic – and to be able to now do it with my son.”

The race for life and pretty muddy are fundraising events that take place all over the country and anyone can take part of any age or gender.