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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. 

Put on a Race for Life at your primary school Put on a Race for Life at your secondary school

Your health and safety is our priority

We want to ensure that all our supporters stay safe while fundraising so have provided some guidance below.  It’s very important you read this before you get planning, to keep you and your students safe:

  • When planning your event ensure that you follow the current COVID-19 restrictions for your area and social distancing guidelines
  • Check out the latest Government guidance on social distancing, as well as any rules determined by the Governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland where applicable for updates
  • Do not host an event if you, or a member of your household have any symptoms of COVID-19 and ask others not to attend if they feel unwell
  • Please ensure your school maintains good sanitation practices, including regular hand washing

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!

Sign up to get your free primary school kit 

Sign up to get your free secondary school kit

If you signed up for Race for Life Schools last year, then sign up again using the form below:

Sign up again for your free primary school kit

Sign up again for your free secondary school kit

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

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Don't forget to fundraise!

Looking for some inspiration?

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 


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