Take on a Race for Life 10k event
Take on a Race for Life 10k
No matter how cancer affects us, life is worth Racing for.
- Looking for more of a challenge, without any pressure? Race for Life 10k is for you!
- If you enjoy being active and have taken part in charity runs before, then give 10k a go.
- Our 10k events are now chip-timed, so you can find out if you’ve beaten your personal best – while you’re raising vital funds to beat cancer.
- 10k is just over 6 miles. Take it at your own pace or push yourself a little more. Have fun with it and enjoy the atmosphere. Your efforts are changing lives.
Find a 10k event near you
Join people of all ages and abilities at your local Race for Life. Search our range of events taking place up and down the country this summer.
We're with you every step of the way
Preparing for your 10k event
Facebook community support
Once you've signed up, you'll get access to the Super Supporters Facebook group. Hear from others and get motivated!
Make the most of your Race for Life Day
Join forces or go solo. You can take part in any Race for Life event as an individual or a group to raise money for life-saving cancer research. Walk, jog or run together in a group or go solo at your own pace. You could lead the way as a Group Leader and get family, friends and colleagues involved! Whatever you do, however far you go, you’re helping to beat cancer.
Warm up with other Race for Lifers. Shake off any pre-race nerves and get moving with our fun warm-up session just before your event.
Supporters and spectators welcome. Bring along as many supporters as you like to cheer you on! We’ve got things for everyone to do, check out the Location section of your event page to see what’s happening on the day.
Soak up the atmosphere. After you've completed the course, stay on and celebrate with other participants, friends and family with a picnic in the park.
"I would like to do whatever I can to raise cancer awareness"
“I ran Race for Life in Guildford in August 2022 and raised £800. I will probably run it again next year. I would like to do whatever I can to raise awareness among men not to ignore symptoms, which I think is a tendency. I feel really lucky that although I tried to pretend nothing was wrong at first myself when I found a lump, I did go to the doctors two weeks later and got diagnosed and treated.”
Ian, Race for Life Guildford
10 kilometres is just over 6 miles and on average takes around 2 hours to complete depending on ability.
Our courses are measured using measuring wheels by our team of experienced Event Managers. Measuring wheels are the most accurate way of measuring course distances as they are not impacted by surrounding buildings or terrain, this is why the distance may be different from Garmin, Strava, Apple Watch & Fitbit technology.
Find the right event for you
Don't fancy a 10k event? Check out our range of Race for Life events and find one that suits you.