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Running events

At WCRF UK we encourage people to be physically active and eat healthily. Taking part in a running event is a natural way of combining the two, as well as raising funds for cancer research and cancer prevention education programmes.

Thank you for your support!

5km runs

If you’re new to running, a 5km distance is a great starting point. It’s also a great way to have some fun – such as WCRF UK’s very own Beat the Banana! run in London. WCRF UK will provide everything you need, from training advice to fundraising support (see right).

10km runs

If you’re keen to push yourself a little further, why not take part in one of the number of 10km events around the country. Join Team WCRF UK and you’ll get full fundraising and training support (see right).

Half marathons

A great way to test your ability – choose from the Great North Run or one of the many other half marathons around the UK. Sign up to Team WCRF UK now!


Ever wanted to push yourself to the limit of physical strength and endurance? Then take a look at the variety of marathons you could take part in around the world!

Other distances

Whether it’s the Great South Run, Run Kingston event, or even the London Backward fun run and walk, join Team WCRF UK and you’ll get full fundraising and training support.

Sponsor a runner

Lost your friend’s weblink?

Find a full list of all Team WCRF UK runners here, which will lead directly to their unique sponsorship profile page.

If you already have a guaranteed place in an event and would like to raise money for WCRF UK, please request a free Runner Pack.

To find out more about taking part in a running event on behalf of WCRF UK, please complete an online WCRF UK sign-up form, call our Events Team on 020 7343 4200 or email

Thank you for supporting our incredible runners!

Running for WCRF UK

WCRF UK provides runners with:

  • Full support from a dedicated member of WCRF UK’s Events Team
  • Training Plan and nutritional advice
  • Essential Runners Kit containing your unique WCRF UK running vest
  • A Fundraising Pack full of tips and advice to help you fundraise
  • Your own online sponsorship page

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Sponsorship Form

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