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
For all the information about your event and its facilities, activities and transport information, check your event page.
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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Marathon events have a bag drop and at some Pretty Muddy events there is but please do check your event details before the day of the event 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 on 10k and marathon events.