Gang up on cancer

The best way to have fun and raise money is to get together as a team and tell cancer to jog on. So why not be a group leader and get family, and friends involved?   



How do I create a group?

Find the event you want to take part in and then start the entry process. When you get to the second page of the form, all you need to do is put in your details and then choose the "Create or join a group" drop down option. Then just enter a kick ass group name and continue with the form.

Once you've entered and created your group, you'll be given a group ID of six characters; share this with friends and family and they can use this to enter Race for Life as part of your group.

Unfortunately, due to technical limitations, if you have already joined a Race for Life as an individual, you can't then change this to become a group.

Don't let this change your experience of Race for Life as this only means your fundraising is recorded separately - you can still run with friends.

How do I join a group?

You'll be given a code by the group leader of six characters. You'll need to be taking part in the same event so make sure you choose the correct date, time and distance as the leader.

Then on the second page of the form you need to put in your details and then choose the "Create or join a group" drop down option. Just enter the ID in the box on the right and continue with the form.

Make sure you do this, or you'll be entered as an individual and unfortunately we can't swap you over to the group due to technical limitations.

If you have any problems, please call our special Groups Hotline on 0845 604 0627,

Once you’ve entered, got your group ID and shared it with your friends, we have lots of resources to help you all get ready for your Race for Life event, as well as a snazzy badge for the group leader to show everyone you’re in charge.

Race for Life events aren’t competitive, so you can go as fast or as slow as you want. You could stick together as a group and encourage each other around or increase your fundraising by seeing who can go round in the wackiest (and probably slowest) way possible.

For more information about the different types of event your group can take part in, have a look at out 5k, 10k or Pretty Muddy pages. 

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