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As Valentine's Day approaches Cancer Research UK is encouraging everyone to make a date with their loved ones to take part in the events at Stockwood Park

Race for Life is no longer restricted to female participants, so couples, families and friends can take part together and raise money to help Cancer Research UK in it's fight to beat cancer by funding research.

Courtney Culverhouse, Cancer Research UK’s central events manager, said: “Valentine’s Day is traditionally an occasion when we spend time with the people we love.

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"For this reason, it’s also the perfect opportunity to sign up to Race for Life and commit to spend time together, fundraising and then participating on the day.

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"Our events are fun, colourful, emotional and uplifting. Participants get together and remember loved ones lost or celebrate the lives of those who have survived.

"At the same time, they are helping to make a difference to people with the disease, right now.”

People can take part in a 5k or 10k event in Luton on Sunday, June 21.

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Courtney added: “The Race for Life is a powerful, inspirational movement which unites participants in Luton with people across the East and the whole of the UK.

“Participants take part at their own pace – taking as much time as they like to complete the course.

"For some people, the Race for Life is literally a walk in the park. For others, it’s a jog or a run.

“Although ‘Race’ features in the name, our events are not competitive. Instead, ‘the Race for Life’ describes our doctors, nurses and scientists working as hard and fast as possible to help more people survive.”

The money raised helps to fund world-class research to help beat 200 types of cancer.

To sign up, visit: raceforlife.org.