Battle Cancer London 2021


Battle Cancer London 2021

Join us

Grab your team and take part in this epic fitness challenge.

The biggest (and baddest) competition in the Battle Cancer calendar, London is their flagship event for 2021. Expect extra-special workouts, pumping DJ sets, an electric atmosphere and inclusive experience as we fundraise and celebrate together in the iconic Olympia London.

Battle Cancer is a unique experience for people looking to make a difference and kick cancer to the dust, combining playful functional fitness workouts with a teamwork experience like no other.

Everyone can do it. Workouts are designed so that anybody can take part, whether you're a professional athlete, experience gym-goer, first timer or cancer survivor. It's as hard (or as easy!) as you want to make it. There are no heavy weights, barbells or gymnastics, just intuitive movements and simple equipment.

What will I be doing at the event?

You’ll do four 9-minute workouts over the course of the day. Workouts are released one by one a few weeks before the event.

Workouts use bodyweight movements and simple equipment such as dumbbells, kettlebells, plates and sandbags. You’ll also use machines such as rowers, runners and ski ergs. Further equipment may be added but will not exceed the weights stated below.

Maximum weights are as follows for men/women:

  • Kettlebell 20kg / 12kg
  • Dumbbell 20kg / 12.5kg
  • Plates 20kg / 10kg
  • Sand Bags 30kg
  • Wall Balls 9kg / 6kg
  • You can view the movements you’ll be undertaking here.

    What are the team divisions?

    There are three divisions - Male, Female and Mixed.

    Male is teams of 4 men. Female is teams of 4 women.

    Mixed teams can be made up of any combination of gender: 2 men / 2 women, 1 man / 3 women, 3 men / 1 woman.

    How to enter

    Taking part in Battle Cancer London couldn’t be easier! Here’s how to get yourself signed up:

    Macmillan Charity Place: Our charity places have a £37.50 registration fee* and we ask you to pledge to raise £75 (excluding gift aid) to support people living with cancer.

    Battle Cancer is a team event, so grab your mates and get signed up! To sign up as a team of up to 4 – elect a Team Captain, click ‘Sign up here’ and select ‘Yes’ when asked if you’re part of team. Further information on team sign ups can be found in our FAQs.

    Or, sign up as individual, pair or trio and you'll be matched up with fellow fundraisers on the day to form your team.

    Once you've signed up, your name and email will be shared with Battle Cancer who will be in touch to complete your registration and give you more information about the event. For more details, please see our Terms and Conditions.

    I’ve got my Own Place: If you’ve already signed up for a place directly with Battle Cancer and would like to fundraise for Macmillan, let us know by clicking ‘I have my own place’. There’s no fundraising pledge, simply raise as much as you can and we’ll support you along the way.

    What you’ll get as part of Team Macmillan

    As part of Team Macmillan, we’ll make sure you have:

  • Our bumper fundraising pack, plus loads of training and fundraising tips and tricks.
  • Your free Team Macmillan top, plus iron on letters to customise your kit.
  • Regular e-newsletters keeping you in the loop in the lead up to event day.
  • Most importantly, we will provide you with a reason to put in those months of training and fundraising, because you know that your efforts are going towards improving the lives of people living with cancer in the UK today.


    Battle Cancer welcome adaptive athletes and those with restricted movement. Workouts will be adapted to ensure inclusivity and you will be able to provide adaptive athlete details after registering with Macmillan.

    The venue has disabled and no step access.

    Pandemic promise

    Our main priority is the health and wellbeing of our participants, volunteers and colleagues. We’re committed to keeping you up to date with information regarding your event as we receive it.

    If your event is cancelled or postponed, we will be in touch to let you know what options are available to you.

    If you have any questions at any point, you can email the team at and we’ll be happy to help.

    Got a question?

    For more information about this challenge, please visit the Battle Cancer website.

    Need to get in touch with the Macmillan Challenge Events Team? Email us at or call us on 0300 1000 200.

    *The registration fee is payable to Macmillan Cancer Support Trading Limited which is wholly owned subsidiary of Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan Cancer Support Trading Limited donates 100% of its profits to Macmillan Cancer Support each year.

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    Go your own way

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    Help with fundraising

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