Charity Runs

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Our charity runs page has everything you need to know about running for Cancer Research UK. On this page you'll find information about our upcoming running events, how to apply for a place, what it's like to run for us and our expert training plans.

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Upcoming 2024 charity runs

We've selected a few of our favourite upcoming charity runs for 2024. Over the coming months, thousands of inspirational runners will take on these challenges to raise money and help beat cancer. Will you be one of them?

Why run for Cancer Research UK?

1 in 2 of us will get cancer in our lifetime.* When you run for Cancer Research UK you raise funds for vital research that can help beat it.

Meet some of Team Cancer Research UK and hear their inspiring stories.

Training plans

Taking on any race is a big commitment. Our training plans have been curated by experts, RunningWithUs and are designed to help you succeed. Whether you’re a first timer or you’re looking to get a personal best, we’ve got a plan for you.

Training for a marathon

Taking on a marathon is a big commitment and needs a great training plan to ensure success. Our marathon training plan will help you prepare for race day.

Training for a half marathon

Running a half marathon is a huge personal achievement. Make sure you're prepared with our half marathon training plan.

Training for a 10k

10k is a great distance if you’re hoping to build your stamina or get some race experience. Use our 10k training plan to ensure you run your best and enjoy race day.