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New Race for Life Twilight comes to The Norfolk Showground | 22nd August 2012
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New Race for Life Twilight comes to The Norfolk Showground
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Women in Norwich are being urged to join the fight against cancer on a glittering girl’s night out with a difference.  

Organisers of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life have chosen the city to host their first night-time version of the event. Race for Life Twilight will take place on The Norfolk Showground on the evening of Friday, October 5.

Women of all ages, shapes and sizes are being invited to join the moon and stars and step out in a shimmering display of light while raising money to fund vital research. 

Just like it’s traditional sister event, Race for Life Twilight is for women-only and is non competitive. Participants can choose whether to walk, jog or run the 5k route, which will be lit up. 

It’s the perfect excuse for mums, grans, sisters, friends and workmates to come together and enjoy an inspirational night out. Most are able to walk 5k in an hour and all women are welcome, regardless of whether they are taking part on their own or as part of a group.

Gemma Turpin, Cancer Research UK’s Norwich Events Manager, said: “Come on ladies – please enter Race for Life Twilight today!  It’s all of us versus cancer and we need you to join the fight as soon as possible.

“By holding the event in Norwich for the first time we’re offering women and girls of all ages a sparkling new way to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research. We hope our traditional Race for Life regulars will fancy a bit of ‘moonlighting’ and sign up for our girl’s night out.  And we hope to tempt back those women who might not have taken part for a while.”

Race for Life Twilight will raise money for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work to beat over 200 types of cancer.

Gemma continued: “We want to reassure women that Race for Life Twilight isn’t about being fast or fit. Instead it’s a celebration of unity in our fight against all cancers. Light is a wonderful symbol of hope so we want to see women with fairy lights and glow sticks and as many sequined, spangly and sparkly outfits as possible!

“But behind all the fun there’s a serious message. Thanks to research into cancer, hundreds of thousands of lives have already been saved. And with help from the people of Norwich  Cancer Research UK intends to save many more.” 

Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking research. So money raised through Race for Life Twilight is crucial to the pioneering work of doctors, nurses and scientists who are fighting cancer on all fronts.

To join Norwich versus cancer, enter Race for Life Twilight at www.raceforlife.org/twilight or call 0871 641 1111. 

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