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Challenge Awards Top 10 Event 2019
Don't miss this one-of-a-kind event, powered by Let's Do This. Picture a 30-day, non-stop relay through the heart of London. Sign up for as many legs of the race as you want over the whole of July. Come along for to raise money for an incredible charity and be part of something ground-breaking.
"Lovely run along the river at just before noon on the 1st of July. Did get a..."
"The course was great fun - even if it's a bit crowded, you really feel the..."
"Super fun night time run at 2am. Love the relaxed atmosphere and the idea here..."
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How to enter the London Relay - Powered by Let's Do This
London City Relay - 5K
London City Relay - 10K
London Relay - Powered by Let's Do This routes
The 5km and 10km relay routes take runners on a epic loop, along the Thames, past the Tate Modern, Millennium Bridge, Southbank, The London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower of London, finishing by running over Tower Bridge!
Official London Relay T-Shirt
Water and Trek bar
Official photos - tracked using facial recognition software and organised by Let's Do This!
Where is the meeting point for my stage? We're located at Potters Fields Park. You won't miss us!
Will the relay run on time? It is the joint responsibility of all runners to keep the relay running to time. Please do everything in your power to prevent delays. We’re all relying on you!
When you’re part of a tribe this awesome, it feels great to wear the uniform.
To get you off to a flying start, we're providing each of our runners with an official London Relay t-shirt! You’ll be sent your t-shirt in the post prior to your stage or be able to collect one from our Relay Hub at Potters Field Park.
We have a gear store coming soon, so if you want to get some more great kit, you’ll be able to soon!
Can I bring friends and family to cheers me on? Absolutely, the more the merrier! Let's make these baton handovers the best experiences ever!
Become a volunteer marshal -
Whether you’re already booked to run, or don’t feel like running yet want to get involved in the City Relays’s mission to unite London, we invite you to become one of our volunteer marshals.
Volunteer marshals will be based at the Relay Base Camp, next to City Hall, where the baton is handed over roughly every hour. As a marshal you will be part of the core team.
Interested? Sign up to receive the briefing doc and book onto the rota...
Do I have to fundraise as well? There is no compulsory fundraising target but this is a fundraising event and we’d love for you to raise funds for our charity partner The Running Charity.
Does the £20 entry fee go to charity? The entry fee goes towards paying for the cost of the event. 100% of the money you fundraise from your profile will go straight to The Running Charity.
Should I get the media involved? Sure thing! Get in touch with your local paper, radio and TV stations and tell them what you’re doing and why. And, if you’ve got contacts who can help put the London Relay on the national news agenda too - terrific!
What if I find I am unable to run my stage? You must notify the organisers immediately by emailing [email protected] with the subject line ‘URGENT: I CANNOT RUN MY STAGE’. If you are the lead runner on your stage and no other runners have signed up to join you, please do your best to help find a replacement runner. We regret that no refunds on registration fees can be given.
Who can run? Anyone can run, provided you are able to maintain an average pace of 11 minutes per mile for the duration of a stage. 5k group stages are open to everyone regardless of average pace! U18s must run with a responsible adult and have signed authorisation from their legal guardian.
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London Relay - Powered by Let's Do This reviews (31)
Love it, love it, love it. This is not your run-of-the-mill corporate London race but all about getting people to run together and enjoy London at times when the city is at its most beautiful, all while raising money for a good cause. I met so many lovely people at the London Relay in the two years it's been running, I can't wait for it to return in 2020.
A great experience and happy to take part in this. The course is really nice as it winds up and down the Thames. 2 small issues - the course wasn't that clearly marked in a couple of places and depending on the time of day you choose, there can be quite a bit of people dodging. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed running this, including chatting with the lovely volunteers before and after the run.
I was prompted by friends to go and do this on my lunch break. There were some awesome people organising this and they were super helpful. The course was easy other than a mistake on my part but running buy the river is always a joy. I felt proud to be running with the batton and that I was taking part in something special. If you are able to take part in this next time I would highly recommend it.
Did two early morning runs on my own but it was extremely peaceful and great to see the city late at night. The Marshal's were very friendly and gave helpful information regards to the course route. The course was very easy to follow and pretty much flat the entire way. It was a privilege to carry the Let's Do This baton round twice and am so glad I did the event despite the early morning wake ups
Such a cool concept and an event like no other! I filled the Monday 2am slot - that time when people are in amongst their deepest sleep after a busy weekend - and there I was running around the Thames with my overenthusiastic colleague Charles. There is something epic about taking part in events like this and I really couldn't recommend it more highly.
The course was great fun - even if it's a bit crowded, you really feel the vibrancy of London when you run through it like this, especially on the south side of the river. Running it with a couple friends only makes it more enjoyable. The atmosphere at the start/finish is good too, and the t-shirts are fantastic!
Lovely run along the river at just before noon on the 1st of July. Did get a little lost around Blackfriars bridge, and obviously it was starting to get quite busy around the river at that time, but all in all a lovely event. The organisers were great, the venue was lovely, and there was a real feeling of community about the whole thing. Might sign up for another leg!