RACE for Life is set to return in 2022.

Cancer Research UK has announced the dates the running events are due to held in Sussex this year.

Money raised through the charity events will help scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Every year around 55,800 people are diagnosed with cancer in the South East, while one in two people in the UK born after 1960 will get cancer in their lifetime.

The events are open to all ages and abilities and will include 3K, 5K, 10K and Pretty Muddy races.

The Sussex-based Race for Life events will take place in:

Stanmer Park, Brighton (July 2 and 3) - 3k, 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids

Steyne Gardens, Worthing (June 19) - 3k and 5k

Sports Park, Eastbourne (June 19) – 3k and 5k

Alexandra Park, Hastings (June 12) - 3k, 5k and 10k

Horsham Park, Horsham (June 19) - 3k and 5k

Tilgate Park, Crawley (July 23) - 3k, 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids

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Cancer Research UK is offering 50 per cent off the entry fee for anyone who signs up in January, using the code RFL22J50.

The events are open to all, with women, men and children able to choose from 3k, 5k and 10k events.

At some, there is also a chance to take part in Pretty Muddy - a mud-splattered obstacle course.

Cancer Research UK Sussex spokeswoman Lynn Daly said: “Everyone can play their part to help beat cancer.

“January is the perfect time for people to commit to getting more active. By signing up to Race for Life, there’s the chance to raise money for life-saving research. 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.”

Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, raises funds for research to help beat 200 types of cancer.

Oonagh Turnbull, head of health campaigns at Tesco, said: “This will be our 21st year in partnership with Cancer Research UK and Race for Life and we hope this year can be the biggest yet.”