SCOTS are being invited to get muddy and help save lives this September by racing through a mud-splattered obstacle course.

Entries are now open for Cancer Research UK's Race for Life Pretty Muddy Motherwell at Strathclyde Country Park, Hamilton Road, Motherwell on Saturday, September 17.

There is also the chance for boys and girls aged five to 12 to take part in Pretty Muddy Kids - their own version of the event. 

From scramble nets and space hoppers, to mud chutes and muddy pools, participants will face a range of muddy obstacles to crawl under, clamber over and charge through to raise funds for life-saving research.

One-in-two people in the UK born after 1960 will get cancer in their lifetime.

Money raised at Race for Life enables scientists to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer- helping to save more lives.

People of all ages and abilities are invited to sign up.

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Lisa Adams, Cancer Research UK spokeswoman in Scotland, said: “We’re proud to bring Pretty Muddy to Strathclyde Country Park and are looking forward to welcoming men, women and children of all ages and abilities.

“Pretty Muddy Motherwell will be fun, emotional, colourful, uplifting and an unforgettable event.

"Sadly, cancer affects all of us in some way. Whether people are living with cancer, taking part in honour of or in memory of a loved one with cancer, or signing up to protect their own children’s future, everyone has a reason to Race for Life.

"So we’re asking people across Scotland: 'Who will you Race for?'."

Glasgow Times:

Race for Life events across the UK this year will follow current government guidance to protect against COVID-19. Hand sanitiser will be provided at all events.    

The race, in partnership with Tesco, raises funds for world-class research to help beat 200 types of cancer – including bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer, children’s cancers and leukaemia.     

Oonagh Turnbull, Head of Health Campaigns at Tesco, said: “This will be our 21st year in partnership with Cancer Research UK and Race for Life and we hope this year can be the biggest yet.”   

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