Types of event


We have more types of event than ever this year - from our 5k events all the way up to a Marathon, so there are lots of ways to support Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life - the choice is yours! Find out more about each event type and sign up to show cancer that hell hath no fury like a woman in pink.

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    5k events

    With around 170 5k events across the UK in 2015, there’s bound to be an event near you. 5k is a really accessible distance and we also have lots of resources, tips and plans to help you make the most of your Race for Life 5k event.

    Walk, jog or run a 5k event
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    10k events

    This year, try taking on double the distance to rally against cancer. We have lots of support and guidance to make sure this is one challenge you can complete with ease.

    Take on the 10k challenge
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    Pretty Muddy®

    Pretty Muddy® is Race for Life's 5k muddy obstacle run. These events were hugely popular last year, so make sure to sign up as soon as you can. Cancer plays dirty, but so can we. 

    Get down and dirty with Pretty Muddy®
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    Half Marathon

    In 2015, Race for Life brought you the UK's first women-only Half Marathon. If you've done a 10k and want the next step up, this is the event for you.

    Find out more about the Race for Life Half Marathon
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    Brand new for 2015 was the UK's first ever women-only Marathon. This is the most supportive Marathon you'll ever take part in, so take a look - and unleash the marathon in you.

    Find out more about the Race for Life Marathon
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    How far is 5k?

    Take a look at our everyday examples to see just how easily you can cover 5k.

    Find out how far 5k is
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    How far is 10k?

    Thinking of doubling the distance? Check out our examples to see just how far 10k will be.

    Find out how far 10k is
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    On the day

    Find out what to expect at your Race for Life event including what to bring and how you'll unite against cancer as an army of women in pink.

    Learn more about your race day
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