Half marathons

Challenge yourself to a 13.1-mile race and raise vital money for our cancer prevention work

WCRF are the only UK charity dedicated solely to funding research into the prevention of cancer through diet, lifestyle and physical exercise.

By running for us, you can help fund both vital research into how to prevent cancer, and health information to empower people to make changes.

We'll be there to help you every step of the way, with fundraising tips, an online community of fellow competitors and support on the day.

The Vitality Big Half Marathon

Starts by Tower Bridge and finishes at the Cutty Sark, passing through the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Greenwich. The same route as the iconic Virgin Money London Marathon just half the distance!

Milton Keynes Half Marathon

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

VS Hackney Half Marathon

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.

Edinburgh Half Marathon

An event not to be missed! With its fast, flat and scenic route, it’s sold out every year since 2012!

Great North Run

The biggest half marathon in the world!

Richmond Runfest Half Marathon

An incredible half marathon set inside the quintessential Kew Gardens!

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

Registration for 2019 is now closed. If you're interested in running at an event for us you can still register your interest for events in 2020!

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 secured your own place you can still join our team and recieve all the support you need to help get you to the finish line.

When you join #TeamCanPrevent

You will receive:

  • A welcome pack full of fundraising ideas, information on our work and sponsorship forms
  • A branded running vest
  • Fundraising and training help from our Events manager who has taken part in most of the challenges herself.
  • Support throughout your fundraising journey
  • Post-event certificate and thank you card