ENTRIES are now open for the annual Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Stirling, the closest event of its kind to Clacks.

The charity announced the 2024 Race for Life will kick off from Gannochy Sports Centre at the University of Stirling on Sunday, May 5.

Anyone signing up throughout January can also take advantage of a 50 per cent cut in the entry fee by using the code RACE24NY.

Lisa Adams, Cancer Research UK’s spokeswoman in Scotland, said: “No matter how cancer affects us, life is worth racing for.

“Sadly, nearly one in two of us will get cancer in our lifetime but Race for Life has the power not only to transform lives, but to save them.

Alloa and Hillfoots Advertiser: Cancer survivor Crystal Manuel (centre) pictured taking part in the Race for Life with her children

“We’d love for as many people as possible across Stirling and Clacks to join us at Race for Life. There is a race for everyone and we mean everyone.

“January is the perfect time to commit to getting a little more active. Whether people are living with cancer, taking part in honour of or in memory of a loved on with cancer, in it for the medals or just for the fun of fundraising, there is a place for everyone.”

The Wee County has always had a special place in the Race for Life, with Tillicoultry mum Fiona Conaghan sounding the horn to launch last year’s race in memory of her son Stuart Hutchison.

Anyone interested in taking part can sign up via raceforlife.org.