Image of group of Dryathletes


Give up alcohol this September and become a Dryathlete. After a summer of overindulgence, clear your head, feel fitter and save some money, all whilst raising money to help beat cancer sooner.


If your mates will only slow you down, then join thousands of other soloists bravely taking on the challenge. All you need is a couple of minutes to fill in your details and buckets of willpower.


Form a team for your mates to join. They say there’s strength in numbers, so the more the merrier. You just need an awesome team name and a few minutes to fill in your details. Then when you're ready, get your mates to sign up and join you.


If one of your mates has already formed a team, you can join them by signing up too. Just have their team name handy and then fill in your details. You'll be an official team member once they accept your request.


Fundraising, made easy

Dryathlon fundraising

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

Help with sponsorship

Dryathlon mine's a donation

Use our handy tool to email your friends and ask them to sponsor you for your brave and valiant pledge to go dry this September, to raise vital funds for cancer research.

The benefits of becoming a dryathlete

30 days hangover free

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.

How much do you drink in a week?

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.”


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 September 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 JustGiving page.

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