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First come, first served for London Summer Run

CRUK London Summer Run 10K will have a 50% capacity for 2021

After months of detailed planning, high-level conversations, and considerations regarding the coronavirus pandemic, race organisers Human Race have announced that the Cancer Research UK London Summer Run 10K will go ahead on Sunday 5 September with 50% of the usual capacity agreed.

Nick Rusling, CEO of organisers Human Race said: "We’re delighted to confirm the capacity for our event and excited for runners to join us in central London. We keep hearing from our audience how much they miss the enjoyment and motivation they get from this event, and we are so happy that we can offer a limited number of people the chance to join us in ten weeks' time. This is also fantastic news for Cancer Research UK who were likely to miss out on over £500,000 in fundraising if we had not found a solution."

More than 18,500 runners completed the fifth annual Cancer Research UK London Winter Run on 3 February 2019 and the winners were Chris Rainsford (Highgate Harriers, 31:23) and W40 Charlene Jacobs-Conradie (Luton, 35:48). 

The 2020 edition was cancelled – ironically due to extreme winter weather – and the 2021 CRUK London Winter Run was held as a virtual challenge on Sunday 7 February due to the third national lockdown. And so the event has morphed into the CRUK London Summer Run in two months' time. 

As Kirsty Wilde, the Event Director of CRUK London Summer Run said: "Safety is our number one priority at any of our events and we know for many it will be their first sporting challenge in a long time. We’re ecstatic that we have been able to create a plan that keeps the epic experience of running through central London, combined with the classic fun you’d expect from this event, whilst ensuring everybody is comfortable and safe. Our updated schedule allows you to be confident about your safety, and concentrate on the tricky task in hand of running 10K."

Among those 'classic fun' elements that make this event stand out from the crowd are the Penguin Beach Party at Bank and the Flamingo Flamboyance Frenzy on the Strand, with more details to be released as they are confirmed.

One thing that is certain is the remaining public places are available on a first-come, first-served basis from the official CRUK London Summer Run website

Image: CRUK London Summer Run route courtesy Human Race

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