Race for Life 2024

Race for Life

No matter how cancer affects us, life is worth Racing for. 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

There’s a Race for you no matter your age, fitness level or reason for getting out there. Sign up to one of our 3k, 5k, 10k or Pretty Muddy® events today.


You fundraise, we discover

10 million Race for Lifers

Over 10 million of you have taken part in Race for Life events since 1994, fundraising for Cancer Research UK.


£970m raised

Together, you’ve raised over £970 million towards life-changing cancer research since it began more than 30 years ago.


130,000 people

With your money we’ve helped develop radiotherapy, which helps 130,000+ people with cancer in the UK 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.


Race for Life #PlaysForLife

We’re inviting everyone taking part in Race for Life to share a song, and the story behind it, so that we can build the biggest and best Race for Life playlist whether you’re listening at home, out training or ready to take on the course. 

Add your song


The Race for Life experience

What you'll receive

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Exclusive Race for Life 2024 medal when you cross the finish line.


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A fundraising pack with a customisable back sign and fundraising hints and tips. 


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Training support and access to a Facebook community to help you make the most of your challenge. 


Other ways to support Race for Life

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Our headline sponsor: Standard Life

We’re proud to be working again this year with Standard Life, headline sponsor for Race for Life. Standard Life are passionate about encouraging their customers, colleagues and local communities to take part and raise vital funds for life-saving cancer research.  Together, we are beating cancer.