Take part in a 5k event
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.
Find your event
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:
- Set up your JustGiving page - the most hassle-free way to get your sponsorship coming in
- Download the Race for Life app - stay up-to-date on your event with our free app
- Get sponsorship and fundraising tips - check out our helpful guides packed full of fundraising ideas
- Find your perfect training plan - whether you are walking, jogging or running the 5k we have a plan for you
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: