The Race for Life is Cancer Research UK’s biggest series of fundraising events.
Taking place across the UK, the events include 3k, 5k and 10k routes for participants to walk, jog or run, as well as our Pretty Muddy obstacle events.
Started more than 25 years ago as a women-only event, Race for Life has grown into a series of hundreds of events across the country, raising nearly £500 million towards beating cancer over the last quarter of a century.
In 2019, for the first time, the Race for Life opened its doors to men to participate too, making it truly inclusive, and giving people the chance to come together with their family and friends, and join the movement to beat cancer.
Why join Race for Life?
Every two minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. Your support, through events like the Race for Life, is what helps us continue our ground-breaking work to see more people surviving cancer.
We’re the largest charitable funder of cancer research in the world, funding around 50% of all publicly funded cancer research here in the UK.
To continue our life-saving work, we rely on the funds raised by fantastic people like you - which is why we ask all of our participants to raise a minimum of £50.
Joining Race for Life really does help us to create more tomorrows for more people.