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 none 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