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

Event manager Gemma Turpin checks one of the obstacles 'Vertigo' as the Cancer Research UK team prep

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 - Credit: 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 pre

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 - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

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 pre

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 - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018


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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.

The Cancer Research UK team prepare the course for the weekend's Race for Life event at the Norfolk

The Cancer Research UK team prepare the course for the weekend's Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. From left, Alix Pochribniak, Hanna Srch, event manager Gemma Turpin, and and Becky Hurn. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The Cancer Research UK team prepare the course for the weekend's Race for Life event at the Norfolk

The Cancer Research UK team prepare the course for the weekend's Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. From left, Alix Pochribniak, Hanna Srch, event manager Gemma Turpin, and and Becky Hurn. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The Cancer Research UK team prepare the course for the weekend's Race for Life event at the Norfolk

The Cancer Research UK team prepare the course for the weekend's Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. From left, Alix Pochribniak, Hanna Srch, event manager Gemma Turpin, and and Becky Hurn. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

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