Event Details

Event Date

03 October 2021

Fundraising Target:

£2500

Distance:

26.2 miles

Event Host:

London Marathon Events

Event Website:

Click here

Event Description

Why take on the London Marathon for Prostate Cancer Research?

Each year 56,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. They are someone's grandfather, father, brother, or son.


Whilst prostate cancer is treatable in the prostate, once it spreads to other parts of the body, it becomes incurable and life-limiting. Our aim is simple: to fund the ground-breaking research that will stop lives being needlessly lost to advanced disease. By running for #TeamPCR you are giving these men and their families a better future.

What does TeamPCR offer?


Join Team PCR, whether with a charity place or your own place, and recieve these great perks:

✪ Personalised technical t-shirt
✪ Training guides & a training day
✪ Meet the scientists & Lab Tour
✪ A PCR cheer squad on the day
✪ Post-race party (with extras)!

On top of these perks, we offer the best support to get you to your fundraising target and across the finish line!

If you would like to apply for one of our charity places, click on apply now.
If you have your own place and would like to support us, please click on "Have my own place" to provide your details.

How We Support You

Prostate Cancer Research support any fundraiser from the moment you first contact us, interested about an event, to after the event has finished. We always ensure that everything is in place and as easy as possible for you!


What we do?

  • We provide you with a step-by-step guide to fundraising which includes a pack with hints, tips and ideas on how to raise as much money as possible. This is especially useful when taking on some of the bigger challenges with higher fundraising targets
  • Provide you with your very own PCR technical t-shirt or vest to wear on the day of your event. You can wear it with pride and everyone will know who you are fundraising for
  • We send you weekly emails with training guides from our fitness professional Graeme Hilditch, along with a training plan so that you can be best prepared for your upcoming challenge
  • Send you free merchandise for your supporters, such as t-shirts, wristbands and clappers. Your family and friends can use these to cheer you on, creating your very own PCR support team!
  • Make it as easy as possible for you by helping with any questions or worries you have. We are always at the end of the phone for support and inspiration as to what you should do next!

We thrive to support our fundraisers, from the moment you join the Prostate Cancer Research team you are one of us! All the money you raise helps us to do more research into life-threatening prostate cancer, changing the lives of men and their families. With your help and support we can use science to turn their hope into reality.

If you would like to apply for one of our charity places, click on apply now.
If you have your own place and would like to support us, please click on "Have my own place" to provide your details.

Impact of Fundraising

Your fundraising helps us to support our research and ultimately transform lives. We could not continue to fund our research without you, and without our research we cannot achieve better outcomes for men with prostate cancer and their families.

Our research

We currently fund eleven research projects, all of which aim to develop more effective treatments for and better understandings of prostate cancer. Following our ecosystem report, we are determined to fund projects that explore current gaps in knowledge and treatment to move the field forward and reach new and better treatments sooner.

Find out more about our specific research projects in our research area.

Our scientists

We fund scientists across the UK at all stages of their career. We care about the barriers faced by researchers and recognise the importance of nurturing and encouraging innovation and collaboration, to ensure that research is moving as effectively as possible to reach better outcomes for patients sooner.

By fundraising for us, you are supporting scientists at all stages of their research journey and ensuring they are treated with respect, offered flexibility and given the support they deserve.

You can find out more about our scientists in our research area.

Patient stories

We listen to patients and fund the research that will lead to outcomes that matter most to them, so that our research is entirely patient-focussed. By supporting PCR, you are supporting patients who are sharing their stories and experiences and helping to fund the research that matters most to them.

Find out more about our patient voice panel and hear from patients who have been impacted by PCR’s work.

Where your money goes

With your support, we will provide scientists with the space, flexibility, and environment that helps turn great ideas into successful treatments.

How much could you raise for our PCR scientists? Did you know that –

£73 would fund materials to grow a cell colony.

£250 would fund 6 months of essential lab consumables.

£1,200 would fund a box of new antibodies to test.

£10,000 would fund a live imaging microscope camera.

If you would like to apply for one of our charity places, click on apply now.
If you have your own place and would like to support us, please click on "Have my own place" to provide your details.

FAQs

Here is a list of frequently asked questions, if you have any questions that are not answered below please feel free to get in touch.

What is the Virgin Money London Marathon?

The Virgin Money London Marathon is a world famous challenge and one of the biggest fundraising events on the planet! Come and join #TeamPCR and run the 26.2 mile route with spectators cheering you on as you run through London’s closed roads. It is an amazing event to get involved with, running past the Tower of London, Cutty Sark, and many other iconic sights in the city before finishing on the Mall.

How fit do I need to be to run the Virgin Money London Marathon?

The Virgin Money London Marathon is fairly flat but still involves you having done at least 4 months training prior to the event. There are training plans you can follow in order to keep you on track.

How old do I need to be to run the Virgin Money London Marathon?

You must be over the age of 18 on race day to take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon. Race day is Sunday 3rd October 2021.

What do I receive for completing the Virgin Money London Marathon?

You receive a medal and a goody bag, as well as a finisher t-shirt, at the end of the race after crossing the finishing line at the Mall. You also are invited to an after party with PCR, where you will be able to relax with a shower, a massage, food and a glass of bubbles! Following the event, you receive a thank you letter and certificate of fundraising from the charity.

When does the Virgin Money London Marathon take place?

The Virgin Money London Marathon takes place on Sunday 3rd October 2021.

Where can I find the route?

You can find the route by following the link below.

London marathon route 

Where does all the money I raise go?

All the funds you raise will go back into funding research and allowing scientists to test out methods and ideas in order to come up with better treatments for life-threatening prostate cancer.

How do I contact PCR?

Telephone: 0203 735 5444

Email events@pcr.org.uk

Address: Prostate Cancer Research, 23-26 Great James Street, London, WC1n 3ES

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Prostatecancerresearchnews/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PCR_News

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teampcr_/

Registered Charity Number: 1156027

If you would like to apply for one of our charity places, click on apply now.
If you have your own place and would like to support us, please click on "Have my own place" to provide your details.

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