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Fundraising ideas

Looking for ways to get creative with your fundraising?

Use this page to help inspire your fundraising. There's plenty of fundraising tips and tricks and downloadable resources for you to choose from.

Try out our fundraising ideas

We have plenty of fundraising ideas and tips for you to choose from and get inspired:

  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, this is great for your training!

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

Collection box
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

Download & share a social media badge

We have a selection of badges you can download and share on your social media. They'll really brighten up any posts you do around your Race for Life! 

Race for Life guessing game

This simple fundraising guessing game is great to play with colleagues, family and friends. Simply download our Race for Life guessing game sheet to find out how to play.

Download a fundraising email template

Race for Life email template

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

Race for Life email signature banner

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.

A-Z of fundraising ideas

Whether you are a first time or a regular fundraiser we all need a little inspiration sometimes. Luckily there are hundreds of ways you can raise money for Race for Life - and we've put together a handy A-Z of fundraising ideas to get you kickstarted.