It’s up to all of you to get together and raise as much money as you can. You’re the team that will walk, jog and run to help beat cancer sooner.
Race for Life for secondary schools is completely free to enter and really easy to organise. It is a great opportunity for your students to get involved in a fantastic cause – your older students can even organise the event themselves.
Race for Life is a great way to get the whole school involved – it could even form part of an inter-house citizenship challenge or count towards your Ofsted Citizenship objectives.
How to put on your secondary school event
We’ve created some brilliant tools to help teachers put on this event really easily – we also have guidance for older students who want to organise the event to help with their personal development.
Once you’ve signed up and received your free pack, take a look at our online resources that will help you talk to parents and show your students why taking part in Race for Life Schools is so important.
- 6th Form event planning guide (PDF, 565KB)
- Secondary school assembly plan (PDF, 682KB)
- Secondary school wall chart (PDF, 291KB)
- Secondary school letter to parents (PDF, 572KB)
- Secondary school poster (PDF, 1,009KB)
- Secondary school running number (PDF, 82KB)
Fundraising for your secondary school event
Encouraging your students and their parents to spread the word about your event is the best way to help raise as much money as they can. If you’re stuck for fundraising ideas, take a look at our kids fundraising pack.
The safest and simplest way to collect money is through your own JustGiving page. It’s quick and easy to set up and allows you to share your school’s JustGiving URL with students and parents and watch the pounds roll in. Just use your URN (unique reference number) you’ll receive in your welcome email.
... or fundraise offline
If you or any of your pupils would rather raise money offline, use our Secondary schools sponsorship form (PDF, 266KB).
Spread the word
Don’t forget to shout about the fact your school is putting on a Race for Life event. Put it in your newsletters or speak to the local press. We've created a press release template to make this quick and easy to do. Simply download, edit and send it on to your local media contacts.