ORGANISERS of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Cwmbran have announced the event has been moved back to the autumn.

The charity has postponed Race for Life events this spring and summer across the UK to protect the country’s health during the coronavirus outbreak.

The event at Northfields Recreation Ground, originally scheduled for Sunday, June 14, has now been rearranged for Sunday, September 20.

Participants who had already signed up for the Race for Life event in June can transfer their entry to the new September date.

Entries are also open for more people to join at

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(The start of the 5k Race for Life in Cwmbran in 2019.

Sophie Heath, Cancer Research UK area events manager for South Wales, said: “We’re sending a heartfelt message to everyone to seize the opportunity and come join us at Race for Life in Cwmbran this September at Northfields Recreation Ground.

“As the coronavirus outbreak continues to unfold, we are listening to the advice and guidance of the UK Government carefully.

“While our priority is ensuring that people affected by cancer get the support and information they need during unprecedented times, we’re having to work quickly to understand the impact the pandemic will have on Cancer Research UK’s fundraising.

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(Warming up for the 5k Race for Life in Cwmbran in 2019.

“We have urgently reviewed our events, including Race for Life. As the safety of our supporters, volunteers, suppliers and staff across the hundreds of Race for Life events due to take place in 2020 is incredibly important we have made the decision to postpone the events scheduled in May, June and July including Race for Life Cwmbran this June.

“We hope men, women and children will unite against cancer and make Race for Life Cwmbran the best yet this September. Together we can beat cancer.

“Since it began, Race for Life has raised over £890m for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work. We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who has taken part and hope their support will continue throughout this time.”