Is Race for Life just for breast cancer? Another aspect of Race for Life’s latest creative strategy is to make sure that supporters realise that the funds raised from the event go towards research into curing all types of cancers, not just breast cancer or those that affect women, although only women can participate in the race itself.
How far is the breast cancer run? The most common runs are marathons (26 miles / 40 km), half marathons (13 miles / 20 km) and 10 ks, but there are also shorter, and longer, runs. Most major events are on closed roads or trails, but there are also obstacle and assault courses as well more extreme runs over longer distances and tougher terrain.
How long is the cancer Race for Life? At just over 3 miles, it’s about the same length as a Sunday stroll in the countryside. Remember, our events are entirely non-competitive, you won’t be timed and most people who take part walk.
Why is Race for Life successful? Rachel Carr, Cancer Research UK’s head of event marketing and sponsorship, said one of the reasons Race for Life is so successful is because it has continued to grow but remained true to its priniciples – that is that women of all shapes and sizes, ages and levels of fitness can take part.