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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

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

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

How to win a Cancer Research UK lesson at your school

Cancer Research UK research competition

To be in with a chance of having one of CRUK’s researchers host a lesson at your school, all you have to do is sign up to host your own Race for Life Schools event, raise £300 by 31st July 2020 and then you'll automatically be entered into the prize draw*.


*Terms and conditions apply

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