Half marathons

Challenge yourself to a half marathon (13.1M or 21.K) and raise vital funds for our cancer prevention work

Whether this is your 1st or your 100th run for World Cancer Research Fund, we’re here to help you every step of the way with our personalised fundraising tips, online training hub and on-going support throughout.

In the UK today, 1 in 2 people will hear the words ‘you’ve got cancer’ during our lifetime.

Although great advances have been made with cancer treatments, wouldn’t it be wonderful if fewer of us had to face the shock of a cancer diagnosis?

We think so. Which is why we have been working tirelessly in researching the links between cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, helping you make fully informed lifestyle choices to reduce your cancer risk.

Virtual events

Why not take part in our virtual half marathon event hosted by our partner RealBuzz at a time and a pace that suits you? Simply send us evidence of your run and we’ll send you your medal in the post.

  • Date: You choose
  • Entry Fee: £17.50 (£5 will get donated to our cancer prevention work)

Paris Half Marathon

Explore the city of Paris in a way you never have before.


Milton Keynes Half Marathon

With an unrivalled finish in the MK Stadium, this is a half marathon you will never forget.


Run Hackney

Experience the electric atmosphere of the Virgin Sport Hackney Half Marathon through the amazing Queen Elizabeth Park. This isn’t just a race, it’s a full-on festival.


Great North Run

The biggest half marathon in the world celebrating its 40th year in 2020!


Richmond Runfest Half Marathon

An incredible half marathon set inside the quintessential Kew Gardens!


Bristol Half

Join our team for this incredible half marathon in Bristol.


Royal Parks Half Marathon

This stunning half marathon takes in some of London’s most famous landmarks and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Green Park. St James’ Park and Kensington Gardens.


Amsterdam Half Marathon

Starting and finishing in the renowned Olympic Stadium where the Olympic flame was lit for the first time back in 1928.


Own Place Runners

If you’ve managed to secure your own place in an event, you can still join our team and receive all the support you may need.

When you join #TeamCanPrevent

When you join #TeamCanPrevent, you will receive:

  • A personalised welcome pack full of fundraising ideas, information on our work and sponsorship forms
  • Personalised branded running vest or t-shirt
  • Access to our closed social media groups for community support
  • Fundraising and training advice from our Events Manager who has taken part in most of the challenges herself
  • Training support hub
  • Post-event certificate and thank you card