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Join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and help raise money for research into all 200 types of cancer.

Join the Race for Life 2021

2021 dates confirmed


We are really excited to confirm that we'll be running events from late summer and into autumn.

The safety of our participants is always an absolute priority. Our teams at Cancer Research UK have been constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and now, following government guidance, we have ways to ensure our events can operate safely. Unfortunately this means that not all of our usual venues are available this year, but we hope there'll be a suitable alternative venue for you to choose.

This past year proves, more than any other, the value of investing in science and medical research, and what can be achieved with collective focus and collaboration. Just like science is our route out of the pandemic, science is our route to beating cancer.

We can't wait to welcome you back to Race for Life this year. Together we will beat cancer.



Types of Events
3k events
5k events
10k events
Pretty Muddy events
Schools events

How we're keeping you safe

Race for Life back sign

After a year where vital cancer trials have been delayed, the Race for Life is more important than ever.

As always at our events the health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers is our top priority. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep you updated with our planning, much of which will focus on how we deliver a safe event in the context of all necessary COVID-19 guidelines and precautions.

It may be that events look a little different this year but we are working proactively with our venues and suppliers to deliver a great experience on site.