run for life

run for one's life

to run away to save one's life. The dam has burst! Run for your life! The captain told us all to run for our lives.
See also: life, run
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I ATTENDED the Sunday afternoon Run for Life at Leeds Road Playing Fields.
PUPILS and staff at West Hill Primary School, Hednesford, joined thousands of amateur athletes across the country to take part in the Sports Relief Run For Life.
Pupils took part in the Run For Life at their own speed, and teachers joined in, too.
She recently released a new greatest-hits album, ``The Road Less Traveled,'' including the new song ``I Run for Life,'' which is dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.
Hundreds of women take part in yesterday's Run For Life event in Rhyl to raise money for breast cancer research
The CD contains four new songs, including "I Run for Life," Etheridge's anthem for women whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer.
Cancer Research UK is appealing for people to take part in the 5km Run For Life on Monday, July 2 at Maiden Castle Sports Centre.
Catch classic songs from her latest album Melissa Etheridge Greatest Hits The Road Less Traveled, including "Come to My Window," "Bring Me Some Water," "Lucky," and "I Run for Life.
It also includes four new recordings: her simmering take on Tom Petty's "Refugee"; a reprise of "Piece Of My Heart," which wowed the world in her stunning Grammy Awards show performance this past February; an emotional and heartfelt original song called "This Is Not Goodbye"; and the brand-new "I Run for Life," an inspiring anthem for those who, like Etheridge, have had their lives impacted by breast cancer.
For example, ACS wanted to maintain a consistent look and feel for the events section of its site while allowing ACS employees in Boston to contribute the information about the Run for Life in Boston.