People in Irvine are being encouraged to get January off to a great start by signing up for Irvine’s Race for Life.

This year, Cancer Research UK is once again inviting everyone – men, women and children – to join the Race for Life at Irvine Beach Park on Wednesday, June 12.

And as an added incentive, there’s 30 per cent off entry fees during January with the code RFL30.

Lauren Robertson, Cancer Research UK’s Irvine Event Manager, said: “The Race for Life is a powerful, inspirational movement which unites participants in Irvine with people across Scotland and the whole of the UK.

“You don’t have to be sporty to take part. You don’t need to train or compete against anyone else. “All you need to do is go to the Race for Life website, pick an event, sign up and then have fun raising money in whatever way you like.”

“Our Race for Life events have been women-only since they started over 25 years ago. But we now feel the time is right to open them up so that everyone – women, men and children – has the chance to participate together.

“Taking part in our Race for Life events enables likeminded people to get together and remember loved ones lost to cancer or celebrate the lives of those who have survived. At the same time, they are helping to make a difference to people with cancer, right now.

“One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer, at some point dur ing their lifetime. Sadly, this means nearly everyone is touched by the disease, either directly or through a loved one or friend.

“This January, we’re urging mums, dads, nans, grandpas, brothers, sisters, friends and workmates to show their support by joining the Race for Life.”