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Race for Life Schools

Play your part. Hold your own Race for Life.

Race for Life Schools

Join thousands of schools across the country in supporting Cancer Research UK by holding your own Race for Life. 

Whether it's part of a PE lesson or you're making a whole day of it, it’s free to take part and easy to organise. You choose the date, location and distance and we’ll send you your event kit with everything you’ll need including medals, back signs, finish line tape and much more. 

Registrations are now closed for the summer holidays. 

What you get from us

Race for Life Schools Event Kit

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll get a free event kit with everything you need to plan your Race for Life event, including:

  • Posters and a totaliser to decorate your school
  • Fundraising tips and a handy checklist to help you plan
  • Sponsorship forms for everyone taking part 
  • Event day banner and finish line tape
  • Back signs so that your pupils can run for loved ones
  • Medals for everyone!

Don't forget to fundraise!

Looking for some inspiration?

Why not have a look at our free resources and fundraising tips to help your school get raising funds to help beat cancer. 

Get your free resources and fundraising ideas 


Norris Bank Primary School's story

Cancer has hit our school hard in the last few years with pupils, close family members and staff being affected. Our free kit arrived and the medals were a big hit with the children. The messages some of them wore on their backs for the day goes to show why Cancer Research UK is such a great cause to raise money for.
We raised £3000 which is much more than we have ever raised before and the sense of community that surrounded the event was overwhelming. We will definitely be doing it again.

Our Sponsor ScottishPower


ScottishPower are the official renewable energy sponsor of this year’s Race for Life Schools.

As a business they’re going 100% green but they’re also proud to wear pink and blue for Race for Life Schools.

Together we have the energy to help beat cancer sooner.