5k events

Take part in a 5k event

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5k (or just over 3 miles) is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities. You can take part however you like and choose to run, jog or walk your way around the course.

We have over 150 Race for Life 5k events across the UK this year so you won’t need to travel too far to find one.

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    Want to enter as a group?

    One of the best ways to have fun and raise money for Race for Life is to get together as a group. If you'd like to take part with a group of friends and family then we have all the information you need.

    Already signed up?

    Once you’ve signed up, make sure you take advantage of all our fantastic tools to help you get ready for your Race for Life 5k event:

    How long does it take to complete the 5k course?

    Race for Life events are not competitive, so you can go at your own pace.

    Those who jog or run Race for Life often complete the 5k course in about 30 to 45 minutes. Walkers take about an hour, but there’s no pressure to finish in a certain time. It’s all about uniting in the fight against cancer.

    5k is not as far as you might think - find out how easily you can cover it:

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