RUNNERS and fundraisers in the Wee County are being urged to start the new year by signing up to a charity race in Stirling.

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life in Stirling is set to make a return in May with early bird discounts on entry fees available through January.

Money raised will enable scientists to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer - helping to save more lives.

Lisa Adams, Cancer Research UK's spokeswoman in Scotland, said: "Everyone can play their part to help beat cancer.

"January is the perfect time for people to commit to getting a little 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."

Entries are open for both a 5k and 10k course, set to take place at Gannochy Sports Centre, University of Stirling, on Sunday, May 8.

people of all ages and abilities are welcome at what will be the first Race for Life to be staged in Scotland this year.

Lisa added: "We hope that none of our Race for Life events are cancelled in 2022 and will do everything we can to keep people safe.

"If we do have to cancel any of our events we will let participants know as soon as possible and they will be entitled to a full refund."

Visit to enter and use the code RFL22J50 for the discount.