We help the whole 'family unit' manage the impact of a cancer diagnosis...


Days out and short breaks in the UK and Europe...


We help families create amazing memories which last a lifetime...

Welcome to Run 4 Cancer

Welcome to the Run 4 Cancer website. Run 4 Cancer was set up by a team of running enthusiasts who have all lost a family member or a friend to cancer. As a cancer respite charity with a sporting focus, we provide relief from the difficulties of living with cancer.

Run 4 Cancer provides days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer. This is what we call “respite”. We give families something to look forward to during the most difficult of times.

We also make grants to UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of exercise (e.g. running) and how it can help both prevent cancer and assist in recovery post diagnosis.

Creating memories for families living with cancer since 2001


Years Operating


People Helped


Respite Days

Latest News

Our 2024 races are now online!

Our 2024 races are now online!

2024 looks to be one of the most exciting years for us with a variety of races to choose from, all with lower fundraising targets than you might expect! Fancy…...

Meet Awesome Alex!

Meet Awesome Alex!

Meet Alex - or as we like to know her, AWESOME Alex! She'll be taking on 26.2 miles of Marathon Eryri for us in October and has quite the story!…...

New Website Launched

New Website Launched

After a few 'false starts' the new Run 4 Cancer is now finally live! It has taken us two years to get to this point so you can imageine our…...

Our Background

Our background and focus areas…

What We Do

From days out to holidays and research…

Our Objectives

Our short and long term objectives…

Family Stories

Testimonials from families we have helped…

Event Partners

Some of our running event partners…

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