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Primary Schools

We will raise money all the way

Your pupils are incredible. They’re the generation that will see cancer cures in their lifetime. They’ll be the lifesavers of the future. And for one afternoon, they’ll be an unstoppable force against cancer at your Race for Life.

Primary School doing Race for Life

Race for Life for primary schools is free and really easy to organise. It's a great opportunity for your pupils to get involved in a fantastic cause and help us beat cancer sooner.

You can get the whole school involved in Race for Life – it could even form part of your sports day or a citizenship challenge. Your race day could also count towards your Ofsted Citizenship objectives.

Sign up and get your free pack now

How to put on your primary school event

School kids at Race for Life

Putting on an event is easy with the useful tools and tips we've created for you.

Once you’ve signed up and received your free pack, take a look at the other resources we have to help talk to parents and show your pupils why taking part in Race for Life Schools is so important.

These include

  • logos
  • posters
  • wall charts
  • fundraising ideas

You can find all the resources below.

Fundraising for your primary school event

This generation will help beat cancer sooner. The best way to do that is to encourage your pupils and their parents to spread the word about the event and raise as much money as they can either through sponsorship or fundraising.

Fundraise online...

Once you’ve signed up you should set up a Cancer Research UK Giving Page, as this is the easiest and most secure way to collect donations. It’s safe, simple and secure to use and you can then share the link with pupils and parents to collect any money they raise.

You’ll be sent the link to your page in your welcome email.

... or fundraise offline

If you’d rather raise money offline, you will receive an offline sponsorship form for every pupil taking part in your free event kit, but you can also print more.

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Fundraising ideas

For great tips and ideas on how you can get your class to raise funds to beat cancer, take a look at our schools fundraising ideas and fundraising pack.

Online resources for your event

Here is everything you need to put on your event and to get your pupils thinking about eating healthy and being active:

Get the word out!

Don’t forget to shout about the fact your school is putting on a Race for Life event of your own by putting it in your newsletters or use our press release template to tell your local press! You just need to download, edit and send it on to your local media contacts.

Nivea Sun



Cancer Research UK is pleased that Nivea Sun is supporting this year’s Race for Life Schools campaign to help you and your pupils stay sun safe this summer.

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