Race For Life In London 2011

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Race For Life In London 2011

Women of London, if the Marathon has inspired you to start running or get involved with fundraising, Race For Life starts on Saturday 7 May with its flagship O2 run.

This female friendly fundraising event is massive all over the UK and involves a lot of pink. But don't let that put you off sponsoring runners or signing your lady self up for a 5k or 10k in the name of someone you know who's been affected by cancer. Sprint, jog, power walk, amble... it truly is the taking part that counts. Race For Life has raised over £362 million for Cancer Research since its humble beginnings with just 680 runners in Battersea Park in 1994.

There are 21 races taking place in London this year - 5k unless otherwise stated:

The O2 Sat 07 May 10am
Battersea Park Wed 18 May 7pm
Regent's Park Sat 21 May 11am
Regent's Park Sun 22 May 11am
Hampstead Sat 04 June 11am
Crystal Palace Sun 05 June 11am
City of London Sun 12 June 10:30am
Richmond Sat 25 June 11am
Richmond Sat 25 June 2pm
Richmond Sun 26 June 11am
Blackheath Sun 03 July 10:30am
Victoria Park Sun 03 July 11am
Blackheath Sun 03 July 2pm 10k
Hammersmith Sat 09 July 9am 10k
Hammersmith Sat 09 July 11am
Hyde Park Sun 17 July 11am
Finsbury Park Sat 23 July 10:30am 10k
Finsbury Park Sun 24 July 10:30am
Clapham Sat 30 July 9:30am 10k
Clapham Sat 30 July 11:30am
Alexandra Palace Sun 31 July 10am

To sign up to Race for Life 2011 and for more information, visit www.raceforlife.org/ or call the hotline on 0871 641 1111. Entry fee is £14.99 to cover organisational and administration costs of the series.

Men, and those with an aversion to girly pink, please don't feel left out. There are plenty of other ways to help Cancer Research UK that don't involve bunny ears.

Photo taken at Blackheath Race For Life 2009 by Julie70 and used under a Creative Commons Attribution licence.

Last Updated 18 April 2011