A CHARITABLE race is set to take place in Stirling this August with measures in place to keep participants safe.

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life is set to make a return in Stirling, raising money to help scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Anyone who signs up to the race until July 4 can claim a 30 per cent discount on their entry fee.

Lisa Adams, Cancer Research UK spokeswoman in Scotland, said: "All 400 mass participation Race for Life events across the UK were cancelled last year to protect the country's health during the Covid-19 pandemic.

"So this year, more than ever, we need people to enter the Race for Life - for the people we love, for the people we've lost and for the one in two of us who will get cancer."

There will be two races to enter in Stirling at 5k and 10k, both taking place on Sunday, August 22.

They are both open to people of all ages and abilities and participants will set off on the course either alone or in small, socially distanced groups.

Lisa added: "We'll ask participants to respect social distancing before, during and after the event.

"But we promise our events will remain colourful, emotional and uplifting.

"The safety of our Race for Life participants is our absolute priority.

"We've been constantly monitoring the Covid-19 situation and have developed ways to ensure our events can operate safely, following government guidance."

To sign up, people can visit raceforlife.org and use the code RFLJUNE30 before July 4 to claim the 30 per cent discount.