Race For Life Portsmouth 2021

Race For Life at Southsea

You're invited to do something amazing at Race For Life 2021

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life 2021 needs women everywhere and their friends, family and colleagues to take part and raise money to help us continue our life-saving work.

Sunday 31st October 2021
Distance: 10k Start time 10.00am
Distance: 3k Start time 11.15am
Distance: 5k Start time 12 noon
Location: Southsea Common, PO5 3NT
Sign up online for any Race For Life events by following the link.

Race for Life is the UK's largest women only fundraising event, where women come together to raise money to help Cancer Research UK beat cancer.

There are two choices of event at Portsmouth, the 10k event is 2 laps of the course and the 5k event is 1 lap. Whether you walk, jog or run the course it doesn't matter, you can go at your own pace and enjoy a great day out.

Enter now and be one of 9000 women who will walk, jog or run to help us smash the fundraising target of £509,000 for Cancer Research UK's life-saving work. Have a great day out with your family and friends and help more people beat cancer.


Additional parking spaces are being provided on Southsea Common, just off of Duisburg Way, see map below.

Race For Life History.

The first Race For Life was held in 1994 in Battersea Park, London, 750 women took part raising approximately £48,000 for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, the event was conceived by Jim Cowan who also acted as race director for the first event.

In 1995 the event was held at six different venues, 4,500 women took part and raised approximately £210,000 for charity. The event has continued to grow each year and now there are around 200 5k events held each year raising funds, they receive no Government funding, to enable Cancer Research UK to invest in vital research helping to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.