Join us for a Race for Life 5k event
Join us for a Race for Life 5k
No matter how cancer affects us, life is worth Racing for.
The 5k is a good first challenge for most people.
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. The one thing we’re beating is cancer.
Go at your own pace and help 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
Preparing for your 5k 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.
“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.
Find the right event for you
Don't fancy a 5k event? Check out our range of Race for Life events and find one that suits you.