1. Race for Life
  2. Prepare for your event
  3. On the day

On the day

What happens at Race for Life?

Whether you’ve taken part in a Race for Life event before or this year is your first time, you need to know what to expect on the day and what you need to bring along with you.

Stay up to date

Woman at Race for Life

For all the information about your event and its facilities, activities and transport information, check your event page.

Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get up-to-date news and tips about Race for Life.

If we were ever forced to cancel an event – which we really don’t like doing and would only do for your safety - we would let you know through these channels.

On the day checklist

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Don’t forget your info

Remember your back sign and running number – and don’t forget safety pins so you can attach your sign and number to you.

Blue top

Have the right kit

Think comfortable clothes, a sports bra and trainers. But don't forget to put a personal stamp on it too. Check out the latest range of Race for Life clothing and accessories 
Water bottle

Bring a bottle

Keep a bottle of water handy to keep you hydrated. Aqua Pura will be there at the finish line giving out a free bottle of water to every participant too.

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Be SunSmart

Covering up will protect your skin - don't forget your hat and sunscreen too.

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Get ready to cheer

Don’t forget your ScottishPower pink glove (if you got one with your shopping order) so you can be part of the High 5 challenge.

Ask your friends to volunteer

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, then why not suggest they volunteer? It’s also really fun! 

Donation Station

Donation Station volunteers

Unfortunately we won't have our Donation Stations at Race for Life events this year. But please carry on donating your old clothes, books and DVDs to our shops as these raise vital funds to beat cancer.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, just enjoy the event build up and listen for instructions from the stage. No need to come to the enquiries tent.

Don't worry - visit our enquiries tent on the day for a new one. Remember to leave extra time for this in case of queues.

For Pretty Muddy events, the most popular place is the Mud Slide, which is usually positioned within 500m of the finish line.

For 5k and 10k events, visit the enquiries tent and they may be able to direct you if the course is accessible. Otherwise, the finish line is always good.

At some Pretty Muddy events there is a bag drop but please do check your event details before the day for the most accurate information.

Listen out for announcements from the stage on the day.

There are toilets in the start and finish area but not on the course.

There will be a water station at 10k events.

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