London Winter Run penguins

Penguins are ready to welcome thousands

London's coolest 10K is ready to take Pole position

With marshals like these guys you know you are in for a completely different experience. Yes, it's London's coolest 10K – the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run – and it returns in all its usual winter-themed glory in just 10 days on Sunday 13 February.  

Previous editions have drawn 20,000 runners to the very centre of the capital city for the start in Trafalgar Square followed by a tour of many of London's most Instagrammable sights, such as the National Gallery, Nelson's Column, St Paul's Cathedral, The Gherkin, London Eye, and Big Ben before the big finish on Whitehall.

This is the only race where you can party with penguins and high-five a husky en-route with little concern for setting a PB (apart from hugging a Polar Bear)! The organisers also provide live music on the course, with choirs, rock bands, and drum groups all set to feature this year.  

Since the first edition in 2015, London Winter Run has seen more than 100,000 take part and raise more than £5 million to help freeze cancer in its tracks through funding life-saving research.

The 2020 London Winter Run was cancelled, ironically, due to the adverse weather conditions and last year's race went ahead as the phenomenally successful Virtual Winter Run '21, with more than 10,000 taking part and the best part of £1million raised for Cancer Research UK.
This year sees the live event returning to its rightful winter slot, supported by a free-to-enter virtual event. Virtual runners will be able to track their training runs through the official website using the Strava app and unlock special badges as rewards for their efforts.

Entries are still available for this iconic race – the first mass participation charity run of the year – and the amazing new medal design for 2022 is just one of the many reasons to sign up.

For full race information, including the 2022 virtual event, visit London Winter Run here

Previous race results and reports are available at runABC South here

Image courtesy Cancer Research UK London Winter Run

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