Help fight cancer by taking part in the annual runNTU 5km race

Nottingham Trent University’s annual 5 km race, runNTU, to raise funds for the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre, will be taking place around its Clifton Campus on Sunday 17 April.

RunNTU to raise funds for John van Geest Cancer Research Centre
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RunNTU to raise funds for John van Geest Cancer Research Centre

Nottingham Trent University's annual 5 km race, runNTU, to raise funds for the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre, will be taking place around its Clifton campus on Sunday 17 April.

To maximise the funds raised, organisers are inviting entries from non-NTU students and staff.  In addition to the 5 km race, participants have the option of entering a 1.5 km fun run.

100% of all money raised goes towards fighting cancer and Professor Robert Rees, Director of the Centre, is urging runners of all abilities to take part.

He said: "Taking part in runNTU will help us to make a difference to cancer patients locally and around the world. Every penny of the support received by the centre is spent on lifesaving research so even a small contribution can go a long way.  If everyone who took part in the race raised just £50, it could pay for a researcher to work in the centre for a whole year.

"Last year 350 participants took part in runNTU and this year we are expecting an even greater number of entrants.  There's a great atmosphere at the event, which all of the family can enjoy."

The John van Geest Cancer Research Centre focuses on two key approaches to the treatment of patients with cancer – improving diagnosis and management, and developing effective vaccines and immunotherapies that significantly improve survival and quality of life.

Find out how you can take part in runNTU and / or volunteer at the event.

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    • Nottingham Trent University’s five-year strategic plan “Creating the University of the Future” has five main ambitions: Creating Opportunity, Valuing Ideas, Enriching Society, Connecting Globally and Empowering People.
    • The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education was awarded to Nottingham Trent University in November 2015.  It is the highest national honour for a UK university and recognises the institution’s world-class research. Pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula, and combat food fraud, led to the prestigious award.

    John van Geest Cancer Research Centre, Nottingham Trent University

    • Nottingham Trent University’s John van Geest Cancer Research Centre is a unique purpose-built scientific facility. Its aim is to save lives and speed recovery by improving the early diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
    • The John van Geest Cancer Research Centre focuses on two key approaches to the treatment of patients with cancer – improving diagnosis and management, and developing effective vaccines and immunotherapies that significantly improve survival and quality of life.
    • Visit the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre website to find out more about its work, or to make a donation towards its vital scientific research.

Help fight cancer by taking part in the annual runNTU 5km race

Published on 8 April 2016
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