Hillingdon's Race for Life 2021 is still set for a Saturday 10 July date, despite the new national coronavirus lockdown. 

The popular Cancer Research UK event is aiming to gather as much support as possible, in the hope of raising the most money they ever have.

All over the region, people are being encouraged to look beyond lockdown and put a date in the diary to take part in this year’s event.

Cancer Research UK’s Event Manager, Ali Root said: “This year, more than ever, we need people to come together and help beat the disease.

“Every step our scientists take towards beating cancer relies on our supporters.

“It may be that events look a little different this year, but we are working proactively with our venues and suppliers to deliver a socially distanced but great experience.

“The Race for Life is a powerful, inspirational movement which unites participants in Hillingdon with people across the whole of the UK.

"People get together and remember loved ones lost or celebrate the lives of those who have survived.”

The Race for Life event takes place at Hillingdon House Farm Sports Ground and is open to people of all ages and abilities.

The event, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of 3k and 5k events which raises millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer by funding crucial research.

This year research funding has been hit with a devastating loss due to Covid-19, with a staggering £300,000 million drop in income has been predicted over the next three years.

Participants will set off on the course either alone or in small socially distanced groups.

Hand sanitiser will also be provided at all events with participants encouraged to use it before and after the event.

Anyone who signs up this January can claim a special 30% off the entry fee by entering the code JAN2021.

To sign up today, visit the Race for Life website.