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This is not the news we had hoped to have to share with our supporters, but due to the continued risks of COVID-19, we have sadly had to cancel the 2020 Race for Life, Pretty Muddy and Shine event series.

We had hoped to postpone events until autumn, but with uncertainty as to when mass participant events might be allowed, and whether they can take place safely, this is no longer possible. We know that so many of you look forward to volunteering each year, and we'd like you to know that the team worked hard to exhaust every option available before accepting this decision.

Even though our events are sadly cancelled this year, we can still do something now. So from your homes, we’d love for you to join us. Introducing the first ever Race for Life at Home and Shine Walk Your Way. 

We need an army of volunteers to help at events!

Each year over 700,000 people join the fight against cancer by taking part in an event and fundraising in aid of Cancer Research UK.  Whether they're walking, hiking, cycling, jogging, tackling obstacles or running, they can’t cross the finish line without the passion and energy of an amazing team of volunteers, like you! 

Our teams of event volunteers and staff love what they do! No two event days are the same but no matter which event or role you choose, we're sure you'll have lots of fun and meet some fantastic people whilst supporting our cause. 

Although 2020 applications are closed, you can read more about all our events below. Check back soon to hear when our 2021 event series will open for volunteer applications. 

We are working very closely with the organisers of all of third party sport events. Currently applications for sport events are still open however, we cannot guarantee they will definitely go ahead and those decisions will be made by the organisers of those individual events on a day to day basis. 

You need to be 16 or over to register to volunteer online

If you are under 16 you’ll need to fill in a paper application form and have it signed by a parent or guardian. You can do this on the day, or request a form prior to the event by emailing volunteering@cancer.org.uk, letting us know your name, age and which event you want to volunteer at. You will also need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the day.