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Ready to go - this weekend’s Race for Life events get underway

PUBLISHED: 07:47 12 May 2018

Event manager Gemma Turpin checks one of the obstacles 'Vertigo' as the Cancer Research UK team prepare the course for the weekend's Race for Life at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Event manager Gemma Turpin checks one of the obstacles 'Vertigo' as the Cancer Research UK team prepare the course for the weekend's Race for Life at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2018

Organisers have spent the day setting the stage for one of Norwich’s biggest events of the year.

Event manager Gemma Turpin, checks one of the obstacles 'Vertigo' as the Cancer Research UK team prepare the course for the weekend's Race for Life at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYEvent manager Gemma Turpin, checks one of the obstacles 'Vertigo' as the Cancer Research UK team prepare the course for the weekend's Race for Life at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life kicks off at the Norfolk showground with more than 6,000 women and children from across the region expected to take to the route.

Five events will be taking place over the two days.

Saturday will see children and women braving a muddy obstacle course with the Pretty Muddy Kids, Pretty Muddy 5k and 10k.

On Sunday, runners, walkers and dancers will take on the traditional Race for Life 5k and 10k will be taking place.

Event manager Gemma Turpin, checks one of the obstacles 'Vertigo' as the Cancer Research UK team prepare the course for the weekend's Race for Life at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYEvent manager Gemma Turpin, checks one of the obstacles 'Vertigo' as the Cancer Research UK team prepare the course for the weekend's Race for Life at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Event manager Gemma Turpin said: “We’re looking forward to a great weekend of Race for Life events - including our first ever Pretty Muddy Kids. We’re so grateful to the many women and children who will be fundraising for us and to all the volunteers who will be giving up their time to make it a success.”

See Monday’s paper for a photo special on Race for Life.


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