The announcement of the Adidas City Run London 10K series has created a buzz among the London running fraternity. Four races are planned for 2018 and all will feature closed roads and a vibrant festival atmosphere.
Adidas City Runs launched on 8 October 2017 with over 4,000 runners taking to the streets around Shoreditch Park. The race was started by Olympic diver Tom Daley and there was an old fashioned east London party vibe, with live DJ music at the Event Village.
The winners at Shoreditch were Daniele Caruso (Atletico Potenza, 33:11) and Tracy Barlow (Thames Valley Harriers, 36:24). There were 150 finishers inside 40 minutes and 1,400 were home within 50 minutes on the fast, flat course.
The four events planned for next year start with Fulham on 18 March and entries are now open. The organisers claim this will be the flattest closed road 10k in London and it will be 'raining PBs'. All runners will receive a free Adidas technical T-shirt; access to bespoke training sessions and exclusive advice by Adidas Runners; free race day photo; cool finisher's medal and discounts at some of the best restaurants and venues in Fulham.
Further races will follow at three more unique locations during the year and all will feature the same level of support while helping raise much needed funds for partner charity Great Ormond Street Hospital. The runs will also generate some revenue that will be shared with parkrun. The overall aim is to provide thousands of runners the opportunity to explore the capital in a safe environment and to support the step up from parkrun to 10k running.
Entry details for City Run Fulham and the opportunity to pre-register your interest for future events are available at the Adidas City Runs website.
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