The London Winter Run
An exciting new 10km event; the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run was recently added to the London running calendar. Organised by Human Race who organise a number of very popular sporting events, the Winter Run looks set to become a regular fixture in London. The inaugural London Winter Run is set to take place on Sunday 1st February 2015.
The London Winter Run is described by the organisers as:
“challenging people to keep running through the winter”
I’m not a huge fan of running when it’s cold and dark so this event will provide me with some much needed motivation.
I love the concept of the London Winter Run and need an event to train for as I return from injury. I’ve decided to take on the challenge and am already looking forward to lining up on the start line in February.
The London Winter Run route looks pretty amazing. Starting from base camp which will be set up in Westminster, runners will head out on a loop past a number of London’s most famous landmarks including The London Eye, Big Ben, Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and many, many more iconic sites. I love the thought of combining running with a bit of sightseeing!
In addition, areas of snow being dubbed Snow-Zones are anticipated to feature on the winter themed route. Personally I can’t wait to experience the Snow-Zones.
Some of the main features of the London Winter Run are:
- Finisher’s medal
- Electronic chip timing
- Finish time text to your mobile as you cross the line
- Medical support
- Igloo Bag Drop!
- Giant Snow Ball Warm-up (I love the sound of this!)
- The Ice Cave and Snow Zones on the route
- Winter Warmer Finish Zone
- Polar Bear Hugs at the finish (hopefully not real Polar Bears!)
How to Enter
After reading all of this I’m pretty sure that you’ll want to get your entries in before it’s too late. Entries are available via the event website here. Standard entries cost £39* (this ends midnight 15th December 2014) and late entries will cost £45 (this will end midnight 19th January 2015) so be quick!