Entry fees, transfers and refunds
Frequently asked questions
If your question is not answered here, please call us on 0845 600 6050. Lines are open Monday – Friday, 8.00am to 9.00pm, Saturday and Sunday (and bank holidays) 9.00am to 5.00pm.
1. What is the entry fee?
The adult price this year is £14.99. This helps to cover the cost of organising all our events around the country.
2. What is the entry fee for children?
The price for children over 6, under 16 for girls and aged 12 and under for boys (at the time of their event) is £10.
3. Can I get a refund as I have decided not to participate?
No, we are unable to refund the entry fee if you decide to not participate at your Race for Life unless it is due to exceptional circumstances.
4. Can I have a refund? I entered the incorrect event when entering online.
Unfortunately we are unable to refund participants who enter an incorrect event when entering Race for Life online. Participants are asked to confirm the event they have entered as part of the entry process, as well as other participants they may have entered and any merchandise ordered.
However, we can transfer your entry to another event at a cost of £5; this covers the admin fee and another race pack being sent out to you.
If you wish to do this, please call 0845 600 6050 and one of our team will be able to help you.
5. Can I transfer my event entry to another participant?
No, we are unable to allow participants to give their Race for Life event packs to anyone else who wants to enter, due to Health and Safety reasons. We need to provide a new event pack with a new running number when an individual enters a Race for Life event. This is because running numbers allow us to track individual participants. On your running number, which is included in your event pack, please ensure that you complete details for a person to contact in case of an emergency. For example, contact telephone numbers and any important medical information that we may need to know about on the day. If you are unable to take part in the event, please call the Race for Life hotline on 0845 600 6050 so your record can be changed accordingly.
6. Why is there an entry fee / what does the entry fee include/ what does the £14.99 event entry fee pay for?
We have to charge a £14.99 entry/registration fee to cover the costs of organising our events. By charging an entry fee, we make sure that every penny of your sponsorship money goes straight towards Cancer Research UK’s life saving work. We do everything in our power to keep costs as low as possible. Here are a few examples of what Cancer Research UK uses the entry fee to pay for:
- Your race pack and communications
- Postage of entry packs
- Barriers and staging
- Venue hire
- PA system
- Medical Providers
Your entry / registration fee helps to cover the cost of all our Race for Life events, not just one individual event. Every location has very different requirements and running costs so to enable us to manage this efficiently the entry fee is fixed across all events.