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Race for Life returns to Gloucester Park
A RACE, which allows thousands of women to do their bit in the fight against cancer, will return back to its traditional Basildon home this year.
Organisers from Cancer Research UK have decided to change the location of this year’s Race for Life back to Basildon’s Gloucester Park.
Last year’s five kilometre race was moved to Barleylands Farm in Barleylands Road, Billericay.
The idea behind the move was to allow the thousands of runners to compete in just one race - as opposed to the usual two that took place at Gloucester Park - which in turn helped the charity save on organisational costs.
But the venue attracted complaints from runners who faced lengthy queues to park, not helped by a crash on the A127, and the ground was also sodden due to the weather.
However, after listening to runners, Cancer Research UK has decided to return back to Gloucester Park for this Summer’s race.
The event at Gloucester Park will take place at 11am and 2.30pm on Sunday June 23.
No parking will be provided at Gloucester Park but there will be a dedicated pick-up and drop-off zone and users of the Sporting Village will still be able to park at the centre as normal.
Entry for this year’s race costs £14.99 for adults or £10 for children aged between six and 15.
To enter visit http://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/index.html.
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