A CANCER survivor is urging people to dig out their trainers and get involved in a new winter event for Cancer Research UK.

Heather Duff is taking part in Scotland’s first ever 10k Cancer Research UK Snowflake Run in Edinburgh on February 21 and she is calling on men and women of all abilities to join her.

The unique event is part of the Cancer Research UK Winter Run Series which encourages people to keep running throughout the winter while raising money for research to help beat 200 types of cancer.

Those who take part will see Holyrood Park transformed into a winter wonderland featuring falling snow and hugs from friendly polar bears on the finish line.

For Heather, 29, of Winchburgh, West Lothian, the Snowflake Run is very much part of her recovery from cervical cancer.

She was given the news her cancer was in remission in August 2014.

Heather, who was diagnosed with cancer in April 2014, said: “Taking part in the Snowflake Run is an important part of celebrating my recovery and I’m looking forward to being part of such a fun event.”

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