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How we are keeping you safe

Find out what we are doing to keep you safe

Race for Life 10k

As always at our events the health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers is our top priority.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep you updated with our planning, much of which will focus on how we deliver a safe event in the context of all necessary COVID-19 guidelines and precautions.

It may be that events look a little different this year but we are working proactively with our venues and suppliers to deliver a great experience on site.

We'll continue to review and update this page in line with government guidelines.

How we'll be keeping you safe on race day

We'll be doing everything we can to keep you safe on the day, here's how:

  • We'll be splitting participants into waves to reduce congestion on the course 
  • There will be hand sanitiser provided at your event, which we encourage you to use before and after your race  
  • We'll be insisting that all participants wear a face mask when they join the start queue and wear it up until they reach the start line
  • To keep our event safe and socially distanced, there won't be a warm-up but we have some warm-up ideas for your which you can do before you start your race
  • Whilst we hope we can open our events to families and friends supporting on the day, this may not be possible due to government guidelines around COVID-19. We will update on this nearer the time.

What you can do to keep safe:

  • Please bring your own bottle of water on the day
  • Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your start time
  • Please bring your face mask. We also suggest bringing a spare one just in case
  • Please refrain from hugging other runners when you finish - you can still congratulate each other!
  • Please respect social distancing before, during and after your race 
  • When you have finished your race, please move away from the finish line so it is safe for other participants when they cross over the line
  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone that has symptoms please do not attend your event. Check your symptoms here.

Frequently asked questions

We hope that none of our Race for Life events are cancelled in 2021 and will do everything we can to keep our participants, staff and volunteers safe. However, if we are forced to cancel any of our events we will let all participants know as soon as possible and you will be entitled to a refund.