Runners at all levels and those affected by cancer can raise money for research with two sponsored runs this year.

Cancer Research UK is holding Race for Life events being held in Watford on May 21 and St Albans on July 17.

Events range from a 3km run to a more challenging 10K to the 'Pretty Muddy' obstacle courses, and tickets are half price throughout January.

The Watford race runs through Cassiobury Park, and the St Albans race will start by Westminster Lodge.

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Elisa Mitchell, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson in the East, said: “Sadly, cancer affects all of us in some way. Whether people are living with cancer, taking part in honour of or in memory of a loved one with cancer or signing up to protect their own children’s future, everyone has a reason to Race for life.”

Ms Mitchell said that if events are cancelled because of Covid-19, participants will be entitled to a full refund.

The event was held virtually in 2020.

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Race for Life started as a women-only event, but since 2019 has been open to men as well.

Cancer Research UK says that since its inception the event has raised £500 million for live-saving research into the disease which one in two British people will suffer from it in their lifetimes.

Runners can enter at