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Race for Life 2023

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RACE FOR LIFE

Everyone has a reason to Race. Who will you Race for?

Race for family, for friends, for future generations. 

Enter Cancer Research UK's Race for Life and raise money for life-saving cancer research.

FIND AN EVENT NEAR YOU

CHOOSE THE RIGHT EVENT FOR YOU

2023 marks the 30th year of Race for Life - join the celebration! Whether you're looking for a challenge or a fun day out, choose from our 3k, 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events. 

 

THE DIFFERENCE YOU MAKE

10 million participants

10 million+ participants have taken part in Race for Life events since 1994, fundraising for Cancer Research UK.

 

£940m raised

Race for Life has raised over £940 million towards life-saving cancer research since it began 30 years ago.

 

130,000 patients

Thanks to fundraising, Cancer Research UK helped develop radiotherapy, which helps 130,000+ UK patients every year.

 

HOW TO JOIN RACE FOR LIFE

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Search for your local event from hundreds of locations across the country and sign up today.

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We'll support you with your fundraising. Share your Giving Page and see the donations roll in! 

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Have fun at your Race for Life event and make a day of it! All your hard work will help beat cancer.

THE RACE FOR LIFE EXPERIENCE

WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE

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Exclusive Race for Life 30th year medal when you cross the finish line and help beat cancer.

 

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A fundraising pack with a customisable back sign, top tips and support to help you smash your fundraising target.

 

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Training support and access to a Facebook community to help you enjoy and complete your challenge.

 

OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT RACE FOR LIFE

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Introducing our new headline sponsor: Standard Life

Cancer Research UK is proud to be working with Standard Life as the new headline sponsor of Race for Life, the charity's flagship fundraising event series. Standard Life are passionate about encouraging their customers, colleagues and local communities to take part and raise vital funds for life-saving cancer research. 

Dame Deborah James smiling wearing a flower crown and holding up a race for life medal

Got questions about cancer?

We are deeply saddened by the death of Dame Deborah James. Her story has moved the nation and she has shone a light on the vital importance of cancer education and research. If you're worried or have questions about cancer, Cancer Research UK are here to help.