Types of event


We have more types of event than ever this year - from our 5k events all the way up to a Marathon and Hike, 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

    Last year 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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    In 2015 we held the UK's first ever women-only Marathon. Back again for 2016 this is the most supportive Marathon you'll ever take part in. Go on - unleash the marathon in you.

    Find out more about the Race for Life Marathon
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    In September 2016 we are holding the first Race for Life Hiking event in the Peak District. If you love walking in the great outdoors and want to show cancer who’s boss then this is the event for you.

    Learn more about Race for Life Hiking
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    2017 events

    Want to sign up Race for Life 2017? We have two simple ways to do this - and each saves you £5 off the entry price!

    Find out more about 2017 events
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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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    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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