Human Race Events have told runABC South that the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run 10k on Sunday, 4 February is fully sold out despite an increase from 16,000 to 20,000 places. However, there is still one way to play a vital part in Britain's coolest race this year.
The logistics for this event are truly staggering and the smooth running relies on an army of volunteers. With just under a month to race day there is still time to register as a volunteer and perhaps enjoy giving out the medals this year and receiving one as a runner next year.
Over the years competitors, supporters and volunteers have made a magnificent contribution towards Cancer Research UK. Back in the 1970s less than a quarter of people with cancer survived and now more than half will survive. Cancer Research UK supports research into preventing, diagnosing and treating all types of cancer with the aim that 75% of people will survive the disease within the next 20 years.
The unique London Winter Run course starts in Trafalgar Square and passes Bank of England, St Paul's Cathedral, London Stock Exchange, Somerset House, Horse Guards Parade and The Cenotaph before finishing in Whitehall. The winter theme is enhanced by the crazy Penguin Party, Swiss Chalet, Husky High-Five zone and other winter characters en route.
runABC South correspondent, Alan Newman, took part last year and this was his assessment of the event: “The route was spectacular with close-up views of Nelson's Column and Horse Guards Parade but it was the wintry characters, bands and even a choir in full voice that made this event so memorable. The slick organisation by the highly experienced Human Race events team started with the smooth bag drop and ended with almost instant results. Chip timing ensured an accurate record of all finishers and there were some impressive stats as more than 100 runners went below 40 minutes”.
To sign up as a volunteer and to experience the unique London race day atmosphere visit the London Winter Run website
where you can also register your interest for 2019.
Image courtesy London Winter Run