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Secondary Schools

Warriors united

It’s up to all of you to get together and raise as much money as you can. You’re the team that will walk, jog and run to help beat cancer sooner.

School kids at Race for Life

Race for Life for secondary schools is free to enter and really easy to organise. It is a great opportunity for your students to get involved in a fantastic cause – your older students can even organise the event themselves.

Race for Life is a great way to get the whole school involved – it could even form part of an inter-house citizenship challenge or count towards your Ofsted Citizenship objectives.

Sign up and get your free pack now

How to put on your secondary school event

School kids at Race for Life

We’ve created some brilliant tools to help teachers - or older students - put on this event really easily.

These include:

  • posters
  • wall charts
  • plans
  • fundraising ideas

Once you’ve signed up and received your free pack, take a look at the online resources below that will help you talk to parents and show your students why taking part in Race for Life Schools is so important.

Fundraising for your secondary 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 can 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 Fundraising Ideas page especially for Schools.

Online resources for your event

Here is everything you need to put on your event:

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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