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5k events

Sign up to Race for Life 5k

Join a Race for Life 5k near you to raise money for our life-saving cancer research. 

We all have a reason to Race for Life. Who will you Race for?

The Race for Life 5k

The Race for Life 5k is a series of routes around the country that give people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities the chance to come together and help beat cancer. They're strictly non-competitive, and you can take it at your own pace.

With more than 150 Race for Life 5k events across the UK, you won’t need to travel too far to find one.

Find your local event below and sign up to Race for Life.


How we're keeping you safe

As always at our events the health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers is our top priority. We'll continue to monitor the situation closely and keep you updated with our planning, much of which will focus on how we deliver a safe event in the context of all necessary COVID-19 guidelines and precautions.

We're working proactively with our venues and suppliers to deliver a great experience on site.

Bring the whole family along!

Race for Life family

We all have a reason to Race – so bring the family with you, and get a discount on your entry fee to 5k and 10k events, when you join with two adults and two children OR one adult and three children.

Your discount will be automatically applied when you select the relevant tickets, so find your nearest event now and join Race for Life!

Your entry fee can't beat cancer. Only you can.

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Whilst your entry fee covers the cost of your event, it's those valuable donations that will help save lives – which is why we ask our participants to raise a minimum of £50.
Set up your Cancer Research UK Giving Page - the easiest way to collect donations
Get fundraising tips - check out our helpful guides packed full of fundraising ideas

Top tips for taking part

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Download a training plan - start training for your event 
Get ready for your Race for Life event - check out our top preparation tips.
What to expect on the day - find out everything else you need to know about event day.

Find out about being a volunteer

Volunteers at the finish line, standing behind pink banners, cheering participants on as they complete their Race for Life 10k event.

Our events couldn't happen without our amazing volunteers.

We're always on the lookout for folks to help at our events. If you know any lovely people joining you on the day who can offer a spare pair of hands, why not make a day of it and volunteer together? You'll have a great time meeting our fabulous fundraisers and other volunteers, all while soaking up the event atmosphere. It'll be a day to remember!