You will be part of the UK’s largest mass participation winter event and the largest 10k in London. Places sold out just after New Year, taking us to 20,500 of you getting excited to be on the start line.
Keeping motivated through 12 months of the year is tough and we are delighted that so many of you are using this event to keep a focus on your fitness and health during the colder months, especially the 20% of you taking part in your first ever running event.
A great number of you are also choosing to run and support Cancer Research UK. This year should see us go over £2 million raised since 2015. It’s not too late even for small levels of support so please give this a final push (get onto JustGiving and send the link to your friends). The thought of helping to beat cancer sooner is inspiring for us and your efforts will all be part of this quest.
How to enter the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run
- Run 10km
Cancer Research UK London Winter Run route
The 10k run will start in the famous Trafalgar Square, otherwise known as the Snow Blast-Off Zone, which will set each runner onto the 10k course with a burst of snow.
Once onto the wintry route, runners will head past Nelson’s Column, along the Strand past the world-renowned Adelphi Theatre and The Savoy hotel, before veering towards Holborn. The route will then take them past The Royal Courts of Justice, where they will shortly come across some of the new winter characters who have been invited to join this year’s event at the Husky High-Five Zone.
Pacing through the City of London and up Chancery Lane, runners will then pass Chancery Lane Tube Station before continuing to the London Stock Exchange. Onto the medieval Cheapside, participants will continue down the fast and flat course pass St Mary Le Bow church, before being greeted by a Swiss Chalet themed Drinks Station at the Guildhall Yard. Setting off for home the runners will loop around the Bank of England, past the much loved Penguin Party, where runners will be given a warming boost from the cheering crowds, led by their Antarctic friends!
Next up comes Mansion House before taking in the sights of the prestigious St Pauls Cathedral – a fantastic landmark for the runners to soak up the heritage of the course.
From here, the runners will continue to circle back round to the Royal Courts of Justice for the second time, before passing Kings College London, Somerset House and onto Charing Cross Station. Taking a left down Whitehall the adrenaline will rise as they come to a finish just before Westminster and Downing Street. No politicians here though, just jubilation, as finishers are greeted by the famous warm Polar Bears for a victory hug and medal presentation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cancer Research UK London Winter Run weather forecast
Light rain and dangerously windy throughout the day.
Meet the organizer
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