Have you ever wanted to be running in snow, battling penguins and hugging polar bears while running a 10km race? This is definitely the one for you!
The Cancer Research London Winter Run 2018 is taking place around some of the most famous London landmarks this February, the 4th to be exact.
The 10k run will start in the famous Trafalgar Square, otherwise known as the Snow Blast-Off Zone, which will set each runner onto the 10k course with a burst of snow.
Once onto the wintry route, runners will head past Nelson’s Column, along the Strand past the world-renowned Adelphi Theatre and The Savoy hotel, before veering towards Holborn. The route will then take them past The Royal Courts of Justice, where they will shortly come across some of the new winter characters who have been invited to join this year’s event at the Husky High-Five Zone.
Pacing through the City of London and up Chancery Lane, runners will then pass Chancery Lane Tube Station before continuing to the London Stock Exchange. Onto the medieval Cheapside, participants will continue down the fast and flat course pass St Mary Le Bow church, before being greeted by a Swiss Chalet themed Drinks Station at the Guildhall Yard. Setting off for home the runners will loop around the Bank of England, past the much loved Penguin Party, where runners will be given a warming boost from the cheering crowds, led by their Antarctic friends!
Next up comes Mansion House before taking in the sights of the prestigious St Pauls Cathedral – a fantastic landmark for the runners to soak up the heritage of the course.
From here, the runners will continue to circle back round to the Royal Courts of Justice for the second time, before passing Kings College London, Somerset House and onto Charing Cross Station. Taking a left down Whitehall the adrenaline will rise as they come to a finish just before Westminster and Downing Street. No politicians here though, just jubilation, as finishers are greeted by the famous warm Polar Bears for a victory hug and medal presentation.
Fundraising for Cancer research will help a great deal of people, helping to find cures for different types of the currently incurable complication. You can raise money in a variety of different ways, including creating a JustGiving page where your friends and family can donate as and when they wish, but the more creative the better we think!
Why not try some of these FORZA Suggestions?
- Creative bake sale at your school or workplace. Try making polar bear face biscuits, penguin cupcakes, white chocolate protein snowballs using FORZA's vanilla protein powder? The choice is yours!
- Have an auction or raffle! Get your colleges to bring in unwanted Christmas gifts and left over treats to auction them off to the highest bidder or the winning raffle ticket. A fantastic effortless way to fundraise.
- Have a fancy dress day at work or run the race in the silliest costume you can find! This is the best time to draw attention to yourself all in the name of charity!
- Sponsored cycling. Split a suggested time to cycle your way to fundraising victory between a team. Keeping active throughout fundraising will also help you prepare for the final race.
You can enter the race in a variety of ways. Enter individually, as part of a team, as a corporate team or run for Cancer Research. Click Here to find out more.