The Race for Life is a UK event undertaken by women all across the country, raising money for Cancer Research to help fund the fight for a cure for cancer. To this date, over £547 million has been raised for the charity through the Race for Life and this number is continuing to increase each and every year.

Whether you’re a runner, jogger or walker – the race is open to you. Perhaps you know someone fighting a battle with cancer, or perhaps you’re fighting one yourself. Maybe you’ve lost someone close to you or you simply want to help a cause that’s fighting for a cure. Whatever your reason and whatever your story – you can support the Race for Life.

I’ve just signed up for the race this year with my mum, making it the 8th year in a row that we will have taken part in the event. A 5K run is absolutely nothing compared to the awful experiences that thousands of men and women have to go through when battling cancer, so we don’t even need to contemplate whether or not to do it.

Having known people who have lost their battle to cancer and who are fighting through it currently also helps to motivate us both to sign up each year and to try and do our bit for the cause.

There are nearly 300 different races across the UK, so you’re sure to be able to find your nearest event. Maybe you’re content with running it by yourself but also try and see if you can get as many people involved as you can, perhaps sign up with a group of friends, colleagues or even some family members. As well as it being for an incredible cause, it also makes for a really fun and atmospheric day out!


If you can’t take part in the Race for Life, you can still show your support by donating online to the charity. Any donation, no matter how big or small, would be a great contribution to helping the fight for cancer.

My mum and I have set up our own individual Race for Life Just Giving page where we will be raising money (all of the money goes directly to the charity), so if you do want to make a donation you can also do that by clicking the link below!

JustGiving - Sponsor me and support the Race for Life!

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope I may have inspired at least a few people to help support the Race for Life, if you’re unable to undertake the race or donate then hopefully you’re at least a little bit more informed on what it is and you can give it a go next year!

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