Thank you to the thousands of Dryathletes that took on the ultimate test of willpower and gave up alcohol this January to raise money for Cancer Research UK. We can't thank you enough for all of your fire-powered fundraising efforts, you have raised an incredible amount towards life-saving research.

Want to give up alchohol long term? Find out the benefits it can have for your health and tips for cutting back.

The benefits of becoming a dryathlete

Taking a month off booze can have many potential benefits and some Dryathletes even carry on past the month. Find out more about the benefits or get some tips on giving up longer term.

Alcohol Calculator

Tell us how much you drink in a week by sliding the sliders below and we'll calculate how much you'll save by going dry for a month.

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What you’ll save in a full month by doing Dryathlon®:





£50 buys a scientific sieve to separate out big bits and small bits of DNA to reveal vital clues about how to beat cancer sooner.

Sign up today and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured

£100 covers the cost of giving one patient the Cytosponge test and analysing their results in the lab to diagnose early stages of Oesophageal cancer.

Sign up now and we will beat cancer sooner.

£150 buys special chemicals to strain the intricate nuts and bolts of the cell, letting our researchers see under the bonnet of cancer cells to learn more about how they work.

Sign up now and help continue to carry out some of the most advanced research in the world.

Willpower Test

Will you find going sober terribly testing or trouble free? Take the Willpower test to find out

Why Daniel took on Dryathlon

Daniel dryathlon supporter

“It was a lot easier to give up alcohol than I thought. It didn’t stop me going out with my friends. I just stuck to soft drinks and by the end of the month I certainly felt a lot better and healthier.”

Fundraising, made easy

Dryathlon fundraising

Flex your fundraising muscles with our tools and ideas guaranteed to help you smash your target.


Help motivate fellow Dryathletes in years to come by sharing your experiences and reasons for taking part.

Need a night off?

Got a big event in January but still want to take part? Fear not. If you slip off the wagon just pay The Tipple Tax. Simply acknowledge your slight mishap and donate £20 to your online fundraising page.

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