Join us for a Race for Life 5k event
JOIN US FOR A RACE FOR LIFE 5K
Everyone has a reason to Race for Life. Together we will beat cancer.
The original and most popular Race for Life event, the 5k is an entry level distance and an achievable first challenge for most abilities.
The 5k is just over 3 miles and can take about an hour to complete on average, but there's no pressure to finish in a certain time.
Run, walk or jog at your own pace to fund life-saving cancer research.
FIND A 5K 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
We'll send you plenty of fundraising materials, ideas and top tips for you to get inspired and hit your £50 fundraising target.
Preparing for your 5k event
Choose a training plan to help you get Race for Life ready. You could even use Strava or Fitbit to track your run, walk or jog.
Facebook community support
Once you've signed up, you'll get access to the Super Supporters Facebook group. Hear from others and get motivated!
“Race for Life was an inspiring, uplifting, memorable day"
“Race for Life was an inspiring, uplifting, memorable day surrounded by so many wonderful people each with their own story of how cancer has affected their lives. For me, having my best friend facing stage 4 cancer, the toughest fight of her life all I can do is support her and do what I can to make that journey less daunting and lonely. Race For Life brought people together and with Viv starting the race off, showed the support, care and compassion from the community – it was amazing!”
Tracy, Race for Life Darlington
5 kilometres is just over 3 miles and on average takes around an hour to complete dependant 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.