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Research Relay

How far can you go to keep ovarian cancer research moving?

This August, ride, run or walk to raise funds that will get ovarian cancer research back on track. Pick a distance between our research locations, log your miles, raise funds and discover research you’re funding across the UK along the way.

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Raised so far

£7,337

Our goal

£29,500

Miles logged

8,213

1. Register

Sign up as an individual or a team and choose your miles. Use our mile matrix to pick a distance that's right for you.

2. Fundraise

Share your page and let everyone know why you're taking action. Could you raise £1 for every mile you complete?

3. Track

Log your miles using a fitness app and see how far your can go to get ovarian cancer research back on track.

Need help?

If you'd like help getting started, call us on 020 7380 1730 or check out our Tips & Resources or FAQ pages.

For the first time ever, our research is at risk

But women diagnosed with ovarian cancer cannot wait. COVID-19 has paused some of our life-saving research. With your help, we can make up for lost time.

It takes all of us

A relay is a team effort, just like our life-saving research.

For the first time ever, our research is at risk, but women diagnosed with ovarian cancer cannot wait. COVID-19 has paused some of our life-saving research. We need you more than ever and with your help, we can make up for lost time. 

You, us, our researchers; together, we can make the discoveries that will turn ovarian cancer into a disease that can be diagnosed early, treated kindly and one day, cured for good. 

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Choose your distance

Use our mile matrix to choose a distance between two or more of our research locations. Why not pass on the baton by nominating a friend to complete a distance too? Or you could gather a team and divide the miles between you.

Download your mile matrix

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FAQs

What is the Research Relay?

It’s a virtual fundraising event taking place throughout the month of August. Walk, run or cycle the distance between two or more of our research locations across the UK. Use our mile matrix to pick your distance and aim to raise £1 for every mile you complete. 

You could choose 55 miles and cycle, run or walk the distance from Glasgow to Edinburgh, two of our BriTROC centres. Or it could be 120 miles, the distance of travelling from the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre in London to Professor Ahmed's lab at the University of Oxford and back again.

Or if you're looking for the ultimate challenge, could you and your team complete the 616 miles between all of our research centres?

Can I take part as a team?

Yes! You can complete your own Research Relay as a personal challenge or gather a team, pick a distance and divide the miles between you. 

By creating a virtual team you can raise more and stay connected with friends, family or colleagues. Your team can compete to see who completes the most miles, or combine your efforts to collectively reach your target. If you have a range of abilities in your team, everyone can pick a distance that’s right for them.

If you choose to meet up in person with members of your team, follow the latest government guidance on social distancing to ensure you're completing your challenge in a safe way. The government's guidance can be found online here

How much do I need to raise?

We’re asking you to aim to raise £1 for every mile you complete. It's a great motivator and will help you and your supporters get you through the challenge. However much you raise, we're incredibly grateful for your support. 

We’re here to support you as well, so if you’d like fundraising support contact us at fundraising@ovarian.org.uk or call 020 7380 1730. You can also take a look at our Tips & Resources page

Take on a solo challenge or rally your teammates

With every mile, you'll be helping get ovarian cancer research back on track.

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