5 Aug

Run The River To Build Bridges In Education

Run the River 2015 actionThousands of charitable runners are all set to 'Run the River' on Tuesday 6 September at 7pm to raise funds for the education charity, Teach First. Last year some 3,000 people took to the pavements around Tower Bridge for a spectacular 5k or 10k run alongside the River Thames at dusk. Passing by iconic landmarks such as the Tower of London, City Hall and the Tate Modern, the route was described by one runner last year as “awe-inspiring”.

Becky Lambert, who took part last year, said: “It was lovely running through London, especially as the sun was going down. Everyone running was there to enjoy themselves and in high spirits. I was proud to be raising funds for Teach First and supporting such a great cause.”

Teach First is a charity working in schools in London and across England and Wales to tackle educational inequality and will send over 500 new teachers to the capital next term, reaching children in its 331 London partner schools.

With just over a month to go until ‘Run the River’, Teach First is calling on all Londoners to join the challenge and walk, jog or run 5k or 10k to raise money to give children from low-income communities a great education.

Entry costs £40 which includes chip timing, medal and an official T-shirt. If you sign up using the discount code TOWER, you will receive a reduction of £5.

To sign up and for more information, visit the ‘Run the River’ website or join in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #RuntheRiver.