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Frequently asked questions

Your Race for Life at Home questions answered

People taking part in the Race for Life at Home

Please be aware of the following before signing up to the Race for Life at Home: 

  • If you have any underlying health conditions that may affect your ability to participate we suggest you seek appropriate medical advice before proceeding.

  • You should not put yourself at unnecessary risk completing any activity.

  • Use appropriate clothing, footwear and equipment to complete such activity.

  • You enter Race for Life at Home entirely at your own risk and so far as permitted by law, Cancer Research UK shall not be liable for any injury, damage or loss to you or your property that might occur as a result of your participation.

1. How do I take part?

You can take part in the Race for Life at Home however you like. Whether you run a 5k around your garden, do 30 minutes on a cross trainer, skip or hula hoop in your house or decide to do a workout of your choice, you are doing your part to help beat cancer. All you need to do is share your picture online and make a donation. Why not nominate your friends to join you too?

2. Is there a specific date and time?

There is no specific date or time to take part in Race for Life at Home. You can do your activity whenever and wherever you like! 

3. How can I raise money?

  • Take part in your chosen activity
  • Share a picture on social media using the hashtag #RaceforLifeAtHome
  • Make a donation or fundraise on your personal Giving Page
  • Nominate friends and family to take part too. The more people that take part the more we will raise to help beat cancer. 

4. Will my existing event still take place?

No, due to the continued risks of COVID-19 we have had to sadly cancel the 2020 Race for Life event series, read more about our decision.

5. How do I join the Facebook community?

Search 'Race for Life at Home' on Facebook or follow the link above to join our Facebook group. The community is a great place to get ideas on how to get involved, get updates and encourage fellow supporters with your amazing pictures and videos. The more creative the better.

6. Can you sign up as a family?

You can still take part in the Race for Life at Home as a family, but you'll need to sign up separately. If you're signing up on your child's behalf then just enter your contact details on the sign up form. 

7. Will I still receive a medal?

Celebrate completing your Race for Life At Home fundraising challenge with your own 2020 medal!

Each nickel plated medal features the iconic Race for Life 2020 branding with a high shine polished finish.

The medals are available free of charge but during the checkout process you will have the opportunity to make a donation if you wish to do so. Standard postage and packaging applies.

8. Can I still buy merchandise?

Our Race For Life Shop are operating as usual and we are following the advice of Public Health England. We are working to make sure that the products you need are available and delivered in the safest way possible.

On this note, we are no longer able to offer Next Day delivery and we have extended the Standard delivery to 7-14 days. We ask you to kindly bear with us if your order takes a little longer.

Don't forget to share your photos and videos with #RaceforLifeAtHome

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