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3k events

Sign up to Race for Life 3k

Have you always wanted to take part in Race for Life but have been put off by the distance? If the answer is yes, then we’ve created the perfect event for you. Sign up to the 3k event, which is less than 2 miles.

Our events aren’t races, you can walk or run them at your own pace. They run across the UK so you won’t have to travel far to find one that suits you.

Find your local event below and sign up to Race for Life. We all have a reason to Race for Life. Who will you Race for?



How we're keeping you safe

As always at our events the health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers is our top priority. We'll 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.

We're working proactively with our venues and suppliers to deliver a great experience on site.

Bring the whole family along!

Race for Life family

We all have a reason to Race – so bring the family with you, and get a discount on your entry fee to 3k, 5k and 10k events, when you join with two adults and two children OR one adult and three children.

Your discount will be automatically applied when you select the relevant tickets, so find your nearest event now and join Race for Life!

Your entry fee can't beat cancer. Only you can.

Collection box

Whilst your entry fee covers the cost of your event, it's those valuable donations that will help save lives – which is why we ask our participants to raise a minimum of £50.

Set up your Cancer Research UK Giving Page - the easiest way to collect donations
Get fundraising tips - check out our helpful guides packed full of fundraising ideas

Top tips for taking part

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Download a training plan - start training for your event 
Get ready for your Race for Life event - check out our top preparation tips.
What to expect on the day - find out everything else you need to know about event day.

Find out about being a volunteer

Our events couldn't happen without our amazing volunteers.

We're always on the lookout for folks to help at our events. If you know any lovely people joining you on the day who can offer a spare pair of hands, why not make a day of it and volunteer together? You'll have a great time meeting our fabulous fundraisers and other volunteers, all while soaking up the event atmosphere. It'll be a day to remember!