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Frequently asked questions

Your Very 2020 Race for Life questions answered

People taking part in a Very 2020 Race for Life

Please be aware of the following before signing up to a Very 2020 Race for Life: 

  • 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 a Very 2020 Race for Life by walking, jogging or running a 5k from your home on Saturday 26 September. Whether you do this in your garden, your local park or through your high street, you are doing your part to help beat cancer. You can do this on your own or with your friends and family – the more the merrier. All you need to do is complete your 5k on Saturday September 26th and make a donation or fundraise on your Giving Page.

2. How much does it cost to take part?

A Very 2020 Race for Life is free! All we ask is that you donate what you can or fundraise on your Giving Page.

3. Is there a specific date and time?

The event will take part on Saturday 26th September, however you can complete your 5k at any time that suits you on this date!

4. What will happen on the day?

There will be a live stream event broadcasted from the Race for Life Facebook page at 9.30am on Saturday 26th September with lots of live entertainment for you to enjoy before you complete your 5k from your home. Once you’ve completed your 5k share a picture on social media using the hashtag #Very2020RaceforLife.

5. How can I watch the livestream?

We will be broadcasting the live stream event from the Race for Life Facebook page, you can watch it there.

3. How can I raise money?

  • Complete your 5k
  • Share a picture on social media using the hashtag #Very2020RaceforLife
  • Make a donation or fundraise on your personal Giving Page
  • Ask your 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 Very 2020 Race for Life 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 a Very 2020 Race for Life 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 a Very 2020 Race for Life 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 #Very2020RaceForLife