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Race for Life Schools

Let's teach cancer a lesson

Sign up to Race for Life Schools

Join schools across the country supporting Cancer Research UK and hold your own Race for Life Schools event.

Race for Life Schools is free to take part and easy to organise. We'll send you an event pack with everything you need to hold your own event. You'll also receive your own online Giving Page so you can pay in your fundraising and have it automatically returned to Cancer Research UK. 

You choose the date, location and distance. Whether you're just one class or the whole school. Running 1k or walking 3k. By bringing your pupils and teachers together, we will beat cancer.

Join us  to get your free primary school pack

Join us to get your free secondary school pack

What you get from us

Race for Life Schools pack

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll get a free event kit containing everything you need to organise your Race for Life event:

  • A wall planner to track your fundraising
  • Medals for everyone taking part
  • Fundraising ideas
  • Finishing line tape
  • Posters to put up around your school
  • Back signs so that your pupils can run in memory or in celebration of loved ones
  • Sponsorship forms for everyone taking part
  • A banner to display outside school 
Nivea Sun



Cancer Research UK is pleased that NIVEA SUN is sponsoring this year’s Race for Life Schools campaign to help you and your pupils stay sun safe this summer.

Go Ape! with Race for Life Schools

Go Ape and Race for Life Schools


Cancer Research UK would like to offer every school taking part the chance to win £420 of Go Ape vouchers and a hamper of up to 100 NIVEA SUN goodies.

The prize, kindly provided by NIVEA SUN, will be won by one lucky primary school and one lucky secondary school.

All you have to do is join the Race for Life and fundraise £300 by 5th April to be entered into the draw.*


*Terms and Conditions apply. No registration or return of sponsorship necessary.

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