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Race for Life Schools

Schools don't break records, they beat cancer

Race for Life Schools

Join thousands of schools across the country in supporting Cancer Research UK by holding your own Race for Life. 

Whether it's part of a PE lesson or you're making a whole day of it, it’s free to take part and easy to organise.You choose the date, location and distance and we’ll send you your event kit with everything you’ll need including medals, back signs, finish line tape and much more. 

Do your own Sports Day!

Based on the UK Government’s decision to close schools due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are pausing registrations for Race for Life Schools. 

But, if you’re looking for a fun activity to do with children at home or in your care at school, we’ve created a new free guide, jam-packed with ideas for holding your own sports day.

From a scavenger hunt to bingo and the traditional egg and spoon race, we’ve got a range of indoor and outdoor activities and all the equipment can be found in your home or school.

Find out more


What you get from us

Race for Life Schools Event Kit

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

  • Posters and a totaliser to decorate your school
  • Fundraising tips and a handy checklist to help you plan
  • Sponsorship forms for everyone taking part 
  • Event day banner and finish line tape
  • Back signs so that your pupils can run for loved ones
  • Medals for everyone!

You may also be contacted by a Cancer Research UK representative to offer support with your event and fundraising.

Primary School Race for Life social media badge

Why not have a look at our free resources and fundraising tips to help your school get raising funds to help beat cancer. 


Get your free resources and fundraising ideas 


To make sure you plan a safe and successful fundraising event, check out our Health and safety advice

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