Shine Night Walk Leeds: How to sign up to the Cancer Research charity walk and date revealed

Cancer Research’s charity night walk is coming to Leeds this autumn.
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People across Leeds are being urged to join an illuminating night-time walking event for Cancer Research UK.

When will the night walk take place this year?

The charity’s Shine Night Walk, which is returning to the city of Leeds after the success of the first event last year, will take place on the evening of Friday 21 October.

Stride by stride, people in Leeds can help beat cancer when Cancer Research UK’s 10k Shine Night Walk returns to light up the city’s streets on Friday 21 October. To enter or volunteer visit shinewalk.org.Stride by stride, people in Leeds can help beat cancer when Cancer Research UK’s 10k Shine Night Walk returns to light up the city’s streets on Friday 21 October. To enter or volunteer visit shinewalk.org.
Stride by stride, people in Leeds can help beat cancer when Cancer Research UK’s 10k Shine Night Walk returns to light up the city’s streets on Friday 21 October. To enter or volunteer visit shinewalk.org.
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Nicki Embleton, the Cancer Research UK spokesperson for Yorkshire, said: “Every day we see the benefits of research we’ve previously funded being realised, helping people live longer and healthier lives. So, as we mark our 20th anniversary, we want to put our Leeds supporters in the spotlight and say a heartfelt thank you for their incredible commitment to events like Shine Night Walk.

“One in two of us will get cancer in our lifetime, and so we will never stop striving to create better treatments for tomorrow."

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How do I enter the night walk?

Entries are open now for the 10k event, where participants can choose to raise money for the area of life-saving research closest to their hearts.

Anyone who signs up between 22 and 30 August can claim 30 per cent off the entry fee by using the code SNWAUG30.

What time does the night walk start?

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The Leeds event starts at Millennium Square at 7pm, when participants will take to the city’s streets in a fun and inspirational parade of light that - stride by stride - will help the charity get closer to beating cancer.

Nicki added: “Money raised through Shine Night Walk is crucial to the pioneering work of doctors, nurses and scientists who are tackling cancer on all fronts – so, we hope people in Leeds will grab their glow-in-the-dark accessories, pull on their walking shoes and help them go the distance in the fight against the disease.”

Supporters of all abilities can take part in Shine Night Walk and training advice is available on the website.10k is just over 6 miles and takes between 1.5 to 3 hours to complete. Participants can go at their own pace, from a leisurely stroll to a lively stride or a full-on power walk passing the city’s well-loved landmarks.