Dates revealed for South Yorkshire charity runs

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The dates have been announced for this year’s Race for Life series of 5km runs in South Yorkshire which raise funds to tackle cancer.

The events in South Yorkshire take place at Meadowhall, Sheffield, on Suynday, June 9, Town Fields, Doncaster, on Wednesday, June 19 ,and Herringthorpe Stadium, Rotherham, on Sunday, July 28.

The 5km runs take place every year and make up the largest women-only fundraising event in the UK.

Since Race for Life started in 1994, six million participants have raised more than £493 million for Cancer Research UK.

Many women take part after surviving cancer while others walk, jog or run in memory of a loved one who has been lost to cancer.

Log on to raceforlife.org to find out more and sign up.

There are also nutrition and training tips on the website for first timers thinking of taking part.