Race For Life

Race for Life

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer.

Over the past 20 years, more than 8 million people have taken part in the Race for Life, raising over £547 million to fund the charity’s life-saving work. But it does not stop there.

Our events are open to everyone: women, men, children, families and friends. 

We don't break records. We beat cancer.

Whatever your background or ability, there are lots of ways to be part of the Race for Life:

5k events

5k is our most popular event. At just over 3 miles, it's about the same length as a Sunday stroll in the countryside. Remember, our events are entirely non-competitive, you won't be timed and most people who take part walk.

10k events

If you'd like to take part in a longer route, consider our 10k (just over 6 miles). This distance is perfect for anyone who found our 5k a bit too short, or who feels 10k is better for them.

Pretty Muddy events

Pretty Muddy® isn’t like any other fundraising event. It is a muddy obstacle course for you to climb over, crawl under, and charge through, because cancer fights dirty, but so do we.


Join the Race for Life now