READERS are being encouraged to sign up for this year's Race for Life in Rhyl.

The five-kilometre charity run will take place at Rhyl Events Arena on Sunday, June 7.

The charity’s events are no longer restricted to female participants.

Anyone who signs up in January can claim a special 30 per cent off the entry fee by using code RFLJAN30.

Caitlin Holme, Cancer Research UK’s Event Manager for Rhyl, said: “This year, our Race for Life events are open to everyone.

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Runners gather for the pre race warm up in 2019 in Rhyl. Picture: Phil Micheu

“We’re sending a heart-felt message to anybody who’s thought about signing up in the past but for one reason or another hasn’t got round to it. This is your year – please seize the opportunity to register in January and become part of the Race for Life community.

“Our events are fun, colourful, emotional and uplifting. 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’ is about our doctors, nurses and scientists working as hard and fast as possible to help more people survive."

The race is open to people of all ages and abilities.

More than 1,400 fundraisers descended on Rhyl last year to unite against the fight against cancer.

First runner home was Keiran Kendrick of Denbigh who received his medal from Rhyl Mayor, cllr Ellie Chard.

First woman home was a delighted Vikki Jackson of Prestatyn.

Caitlin added: "We’re urging mums, dads, nans, grandpas, brothers, sisters, friends and workmates to show their support by joining the race. It’s a perfect example of everyday people doing an extraordinary thing – uniting in a common cause to beat cancer." Visit to sign up.