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The Big Golf Race

Get golfing to save men’s lives

Take on 36, 72 or 100 holes of golf in one day and raise money to help beat prostate cancer.


Get your mates together, choose a course and date that suits you, and get golfing to save men’s lives.

1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in the UK. Get sponsored to take on The Big Golf Race and help fund research to find better tests that could save thousands of lives.

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Getting started

Register for a fundraising pack to get started. From branded golf balls to top tips, it’s got everything you need to make your race a success.


Choose your distance

Challenge yourself and leave buggies at the clubhouse to take on the race by foot!

Half Marathon 🏌️‍♂️🏌️‍♂️

2 rounds | 36 holes | 13 miles

Marathon ⛳⛳⛳⛳

4 rounds | 72 holes | 26 miles

Ultra Marathon 💯

5.5 rounds | 100 holes | 35 miles


Gifts and prizes

Take part and win a golf break at The Belfry Hotel & Resort if you become the top fundraiser. The prize includes an overnight stay and two rounds of golf for four people.

Plus, when you hit epic fundraising milestones, you’ll receive golf merch for free!

  • Raise £250 and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a Mizuno golf package worth £3,000 courtesy of our partner Golfsupport.com and Mizuno
  • Hit £500 and we’ll send you a limited edition Big Golf Race branded Glenmuir polo shirt
  • Smash £800 raised and one of our Prostate Cancer UK branded baseball caps will be yours
  • Raise over £1,000 and you’ll receive a box of Prostate Cancer UK branded Titleist ProV1 golf balls


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How it works

  1. Sign-up
  2. Get your team together (or play solo!)
  3. Choose your distance
  4. Choose a date that suits you
  5. Pick a golf course
  6. Fundraise to save men’s lives

We're asking golfers to raise as much as they can to help beat prostate cancer and save men's lives. However, we know that having a clear target on your JustGiving page may inspire your friends and family to donate. Our Big Golf Race golfers raise on average £600 each, so you could set that as initial target to hit on your JustGiving page to help boost your lifesaving donations. 


When will I receive my fundraising pack?

Once you’ve signed up to The Big Golf Race and have provided an address, you’ll receive your pack within two weeks. It’s one pack per team member so make sure to encourage all team members to sign up. 

How do I sign up?

You can sign up here. Choose which challenge you’d like to take on, pop your details in and we’ll send you a fundraising pack. If you’re taking part as a team, you can sign up as a team or sign up individually.

Does each member of the team need to sign up?

Whether you're signing up as an individual or as a team, you can use this sign up form to do so. We recommend all team members signing up. We'll send everyone who signs up a fundraising pack in the post.

How many people should I have in my team?

This challenge can be taken on by yourself, or in teams.You can sign up as a team or individually and join a team at a later date. 

I don’t have a team and/or date yet, can I still sign up?

We’d encourage anyone who’s serious about taking part in The Big Golf Race to sign up as soon as possible. You can always get your team together and choose a date later on.

Do we need to play as a team of four?

This challenge can be taken on by yourself, or in teams. You can have unlimited members on your JustGiving team page but remember that most golf clubs only allow groups of four people playing at once. 

How do I fundraise?

Everything you need to know as well as hints and tips are included in our fundraising pack, which you’ll be sent after signing up. But if you want to start early check out our online fundraising tips.

Can I fundraise online?

Of course, this is one of the easiest ways to fundraise. Set up your JustGiving page here. Don’t forget to share a link to your page with friends and family on social media. The money you raise will help keep men in the game for longer. 

Is there a Facebook group I can join? 

Yes, there is! Our Facebook group is a great place to meet other amazing fundraisers like you, who are taking on the Big Golf Race. Chat about your event, share useful tips and hints about how you’re going to get through the day itself, or just use it as a space to encourage everyone and share motivations. Join the Facebook group.

Since signing up, I have changed the distance I’m taking on. What do I need to do?

Just send an email to the team at thebiggolfrace@prostatecanceruk.org and let us know.

Do I need to keep score?

It’s entirely up to you. The Big Golf Race is primarily about completing your race, raising money to help beat prostate cancer and enjoying yourself.

Can I use a buggy?

We think that for the best possible experience (and challenge) you should take on your race by foot. However, we understand that in certain circumstances a buggy is necessary to complete the race. 

Where can I play?

We recommend contacting your nearest course explaining you’re raising money for Prostate Cancer UK by taking part in The Big Golf Race. You can download a Letter of Authority from us here to support you in contacting the course.

When can I play?

Any time of the year! For The Marathon or Ultra Marathon you’ll want as much daylight as possible so in this instance we’d recommend completing your race in the summer. Remember, donations received after December 31 2023 will not count towards the top fundraising prize.

What are the prizes for the top fundraisers?

The top fundraiser will win an overnight golfing break at The Belfry including two rounds of golf for four people. 

  • Raise over £250 and you’ll be entered into a prize draw with a chance of winning £3,000 worth of Mizuno golf gear courtesy of our partner Golfsupport.com
  • Hit £500 raised and you’ll receive a Prostate Cancer UK Big Golf Race branded Glenmuir polo shirt
  • Everyone raising over £800 will receive a Prostate Cancer UK branded Baseball Cap
  • If you raise over £1,000 you’ll receive a box of 12 Prostate Cancer UK branded Titleist ProV1s.

Remember that donations received after December 31 2023 will not count towards any fundraising totals. Terms and conditions apply which can be found here.

How do I donate my money?

Any money raised on JustGiving will be automatically credited to your record and added to your fundraising totals. Details on how to pay in offline donations are here.

Can I wear your branded golf merchandise?

We’d be delighted to have you sport our golf gear with pride! You can buy branded clothing and accessories through the online shop. Remember we’ll send you prizes along the way when you hit fundraising milestones too. 

Ready to take on the Big Golf Race?


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Help and resources

Head over to our resources hub, or contact the team on thebiggolfrace@prostatecanceruk.org or 0800 082 1616

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