Runners are being urged to join the annual Race for Life from home after

organisers confirmed the cancellation of the Irvine event.

Cancer Research UK have now cancelled the Race for Life 5K and 10K at Irvine Beach Park after rescheduling the popular annual event.

The Irvine event had originally been scheduled to take place on June 10 but was rescheduled for August several weeks ago.

But organisers are now encouraging residents to join the annual fundraising effort from home and done their pink kit sharing photos and videos on social media using the hashtag, #RaceForLifeAtHome.

Lisa Adams, the Cancer Research UK spokeswoman in Scotland, said: “We hope the Race for Life event series will be back bigger and stronger than ever in 2021.

“In the meantime, we’d love to invite as many people as possible to join us by taking part in Race for Life at Home in these challenging times.

“Cancer hasn’t stopped and people affected by cancer need our support more than ever.

“From a run or 5K walk around the garden or local park to limbo in the living room, there is no wrong way to Race for Life at Home.

“With no entry fee, people might choose to twerk, star jump, squat, skip, dance, trampoline, or come up with their own novel way of taking part and share it with friends.

“We’re urging everyone – men women and children – to join our community and help raise vital funds.

“We remain tirelessly committed to making progress for people affected by cancer but now more than ever, support from the public will be vital. We simply will not be able to continue funding our life-saving work without it.”

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