Run for cancer this winter in London


Winter has arrived and nothing beats the feeling of cosying up indoors with a warm drink near the radiator. However, if you are going to brave the great outdoors, you are going to want to do it for a good cause – and this is where the London Winter Run comes in.


Human Race Events is hosting a special run for Cancer Research UK on February 1st, which will be a ten km chase past some of the city’s most iconic sites. The run will commence in Westminster, before going past the likes of Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral and the London Eye. To make things even more fun, the event will be winter-themed, so be sure to look out for snow zones and ice caves along the way, and that is not forgetting the cuddly polar bears that will offer their hugs for support.

European ten km champion Jo Pavey, who backs the event, says: “I’m looking forward to being part of the inaugural Cancer Research UK London Winter Run. London holds a special place in my heart, both for the Marathon and 2012 Olympics. I’d ask everyone taking part to make a special effort to raise money for CRUK to help their research into the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer.”

It is expected that over 15,000 people will fill the streets, including many celebrities, so you never know who you may bump into.

If you want to get involved, a standard place will cost £39, while a special rate is offered for groups of five, with one person going for free. All of the money will go to charity, while runners are also encouraged to fundraise themselves.

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