Snow is not just forecast but guaranteed to fall on the 15,000 starters in Sunday's (5 February) Cancer Research UK London Winter Run 10K. Each of the start waves will be signalled by a blast from the snow cannon deployed to ensure that, whatever the race day temperature, the winter theme will dominate proceedings from the off.
Snow Blast Off For Winter Run 10K
Last year's run saw 12,211 finishers raising more than £600,000 for Cancer Research and this year is expected to exceed those magnificent totals. Cancer Research UK is the world's leading cancer charity and their pioneering work has helped save millions of lives.
Winner last year was Martin Footman (33:36), closely followed by Christian Guesshow and Chris Whitcombe as joint runners-up (33:44). Pearl de Braganca (34:06) took the plaudits in the women's run from Eve Edwards (35:49) and Emma Macready (36:30). Jo Pavey (36:59) cruised to fourth place as she started her Rio Olympics build-up.
The spectacular route will take runners from Trafalgar Square to enjoy the Penguin Party at the Bank of England, past St Paul's Cathedral, London Stock Exchange, Somerset House and Horse Guards Parade before a warm welcome with Polar Bear hugs in Whitehall.
The winter theme will be maintained throughout with the Husky High-Five zone and Swiss Chalet drink station and the entire event is put together by Human Race, the UK's largest organiser of running, cycling and triathlon competitions.
runABC is represented in Sunday's race as South news correspondent Alan Newman will be reporting from the field to capture the atmosphere and rate the warmth of those Polar Bear hugs at the finish.
Full details at the Winter Run website.