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Fundraising ideas

Need some help with your fundraising?

You’ve come to the right place. We’ve got plenty of tips and fundraising resources to get you off on the right foot.

Give these fundraising ideas a go

Tried and tested by other Race for Lifers:

  1. Did you know that people who link Fitbit or Strava to their Giving Page fundraise over two times more than those who don't? Connect your account today to keep others up to date on your progress after every training session.
  2. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you a set amount per mile e.g. £10 per mile
  3. Host a bake sale in your local community
  4. Build a playlist for your Race for Life and ask for a suggested donation per song request from your sponsors
  5. Host a workout or practice loop around the park for your friends and family. Bonus: it’s great for your training.

Ready, set, fundraise!

Donation goblet

It's a movement, it's a family, it's a party and it’s a huge chance to raise the money we need to power our biggest discoveries. That’s why we ask you to raise a minimum of £50 on top of your entrance fee. The donations from your supporters help save lives.

Set up your Cancer Research UK Giving Page - the easiest way to collect donations

Download & share a social media badge

Brighten up your Race for Life social media posts with our selection of badges. Download them and get sharing.

Race for Life guessing game

Get your colleagues, family and friends into the spirit with this simple fundraising guessing game. Download our Race for Life guessing game sheet to find out how to play.

Download a fundraising email template

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Asking people to donate to your Giving Page can feel a bit awkward, but you’ll be surprised at how willing they’ll be to help. To start you off, download and use this Race for Life fundraising email template. You’ll be smashing your goal in no time.

Download & share this email signature

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Spread the word that you're taking part in Race for Life and fundraising for Cancer Research UK. Download and add this Race for Life email signature to your email account.

Download the Race for Life or Pretty Muddy email signature.

A-Z of fundraising ideas

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First timers and pro fundraisers alike all need a little inspiration sometimes. Kickstart your fundraising with our handy A-Z of fundraising ideas