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Race for Life 5k

Join a Race for Life 5k near you to raise money for our life-saving cancer research. 

Who will you Race for?

The Race for Life 5k

The Race for Life 5k is a series of routes around the country that give people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities the chance to come together and show cancer who's boss. They're not races, or runs, and everyone wins the Race for Life (except cancer).

With more than 150 Race for Life 5k events across the UK, you won’t need to travel too far to find one.

Find your event below and join the Race for Life:


How we are keeping you safe

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

Bring the whole family along!

Race for Life family

The Race for Life is open to all – so bring the family with you, and get a discount on your entry fee to 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 the Race for Life!

Already joined the Race for Life?

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.

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

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Did you know that paying your entry fee helps us cover the cost of putting on your event? But it doesn’t stop there – the money raised by you is what helps us save lives which is why we ask our partipants 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