Marathons

Could you go the distance to help create a world where no one develops a preventable cancer?

Could you go the distance to help create a world where no one develops a preventable cancer?

Ever fancied running a marathon? Why not achieve your dream with World Cancer Research Fund and at the same time raise money 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)

Barcelona Marathon

Flat and fast. The Barcelona marathon is one of the most attractive runs in Europe.


Milton Keynes Marathon

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


Manchester Marathon

The UK’s 2nd largest marathon! It’s not to be missed.

Date: Postponed to autumn

Entry fee: £20

Minimum sponsorship: £350

Starting point: Google Maps: Starting point: Manchester city centre


Paris Marathon

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


Edinburgh Marathon

Enjoy a fantastic all-encompassing route which takes in some of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks as well as offering picturesque views along the East Lothian coastline.


Richmond Runfest Marathon

An incredible marathon set inside the quintessential Kew Gardens!


Amsterdam Marathon

Every year this race leaves an unforgettable impression, join our team and find out why.


Virgin Money London Marathon 2020


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, 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