1. Race for Life
  2. Prepare for your event
  3. Fundraising ideas

Fundraising ideas

Looking for ways to get creative with your fundraising?

Ideas for your fundraising challenge

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 socially distanced fundraising ideas!

We know it's diffucult to fundraise how you normally would at the moment, but why not try out some of our virtual fundraising ideas?

  1. Share how your training is going by using Strava to track your walks, jogs and runs and sharing on your Giving Page
  2. Ask your friends and family to sponsor a mile of your 5k walk or run on the day e.g. £5 for 5k
  3. Host a virtual bake sale and deliver your bakes to people in your local area
  4. Build a playlist for your walk, jog or run and ask for a song suggestion with every donation
  5. Host a virtual workout or a socially distanced workout in 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
Did you know that paying your entry fee helps us cover the cost of putting on your event?
But it doesn’t stop there – the money raised by you is what helps us save lives.
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 others to donate to your Giving Page can be tricky. For inspiration, download and use this Race for Life fundraising email template to help you reach your goal.

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.