There’s around 3 million people living with cancer in the UK today, and more than 360,000 are diagnosed every year.

At Macmillan, we give people with cancer everything we’ve got. If you’re diagnosed, your worries are our worries. We will move mountains to help you live life as fully as you can. And we don’t stop there. We’re going all out to find ever better ways to help people with cancer, helping to bring forward the day when everyone gets life-transforming support from day one.

Race for Macmillan and together we can do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer.


Use code UKRUNCHAT20 to get 20% off your registration fee at all these running events:

Runners in the Southampton marathon running in their macmillan green vests.


Registration fee: £0-30 and fundraising target: £80-350

The race starts and finishes in the heart of Southampton’s city centre with the course passing iconic local landmarks including Southampton Docks and St Mary’s Stadium. A race highlight will be running over the Itchen bridge, which will give you glorious views of Southampton Waters, The Solent and the New Forest.

Great Birmingham Run – 5th May 2024

Registration fee: £25 and fundraising target: £250

The Great Birmingham Run is the second biggest half marathon in the UK. The city comes alive with thousands of runners pounding the streets as they tick off 13.1 miles, encouraged by on course bands, entertainment and cheering crowds.

Hackney Half Marathon – 19th May 2024

Registration fee: £30 and fundraising target: £300

The fantastic route showcases the historic Broadway Market and vibrant street art of East London. With live bands and entertainment throughout the course, this isn’t just a race, it’s a full-on festival.

Great North Run – 8th September 2024

Registration fee: £49 and fundraising target: £395

Join Team Macmillan at this iconic half marathon, taking you from the centre of Newcastle, through Gateshead to the stunning coastline of South Shields. With over 57,000 runners this race fills fast, so don’t miss out.

Two Great North Run Finishers, both ladies holdding their medals, smiling for the cameera and wearing their green Macmillan running vests
A brown haired lady smiling whilst running represting Macmillan. Wearing the green vest and her racing bib number with a number 5 on it.

Royal Parks Half Marathon- 13th October 2024

Registration fee: £35 and fundraising target: £350

This stunning central London Half Marathon, takes in some of the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

Join one of our cheerpoints?

Don’t fancy taking part in a run? Well why not join one of our famous Macmillan cheerpoints and support our runners instead!

By sharing your time, you’ll have a rewarding and fun experience, helping us to deliver an excellent experience for our runners and you will meet new people as part of a friendly team that makes a difference in the community.

As well as having fun cheering on our incredible runners, you’ll be raising awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support and doing whatever it takes to support people living with cancer.

Macmillan cheer point at a running event. A ladt has a mega phone in one hand and a large green foam hand on the other pointing up