Health and training
Training plans and tips
We can help you get ready for your Race for Life event with training plans to support you every step of the way.
Whether you’re doing a 5k or taking the 10k challenge - you don't have to be super fit to take part in Race for Life.Find the right training plan for you
How far is 5k?
Most of our Race for Life events are 5k (or just over three miles), which is an achievable distance for all women.
You'd be surprised how easily you can cover the distance. It's not that much further than when you walk your dog, go sightseeing on holiday or on a shopping trip.Find out how far 5k is
How far is 10k?
Why not double the distance and take on the 10k challenge? Anyone can do 10k with a bit of training. Find out how far 10k is.
Race for Life is a great way to kick-start a healthier lifestyle. There are lots of simple steps you can take, and living healthier can help to reduce your cancer risk. Take a look at our healthy living advice.
Spot cancer early
Cancer survival rates in the UK have doubled in the last 40 years. Find out more about how spotting cancer early can make a difference.
Don’t get caught out by the sun at your Race for Life event. Enjoy the sun safely. Learn how to protect your skin at your Race for Life event and be SunSmart this summer.