Human Race Deliver the UK’s Largest 10k | Event Summary

We wanted to say a huge well done to everyone who took part in the 2024 Cancer Research UK London Winter Run today! Over 20,000 of you took to the iconic central London route, with more than £723,00 raised for Cancer Research UK so far. 

There was no snow forecasted, but the atmosphere in Trafalgar Square lived up to the hype this morning. The mood was jubilant as ever, with participants warming up with Runna and snapping post-run selfies with an array of wintry characters.

The first wave started promptly at 09:30 and flurries of participants were spurred on by cheering crowds, uplifting live music, high-fiving Huskies and waddles of dancing penguins around the course. 

 HOKA athlete Jonathan Davies and Emma Pallant were first over the line in their respective categories, with Jonathan clocking a zippy 00:28:46 and Emma flying in at 00:32:33. 

As the morning continued and participants poured over the line, there were many a hug and emotional finishes from participants whose event journey was motivated by their personal connection to Cancer Research UK. 

All finishers were delighted to be presented with the chunky beauty that is the official finisher medal, featuring an isometric 3D design which added to the icy theme. Many were spotted snapping their post-event prize with polar bears, with some working all the camera angles to snap a selfie with Big Ben in the background! 

Thank you to everyone involved over the weekend, including Cancer Research UK, our volunteers, partners and local councils, without whom this wonderful event wouldn’t be possible.

You can find out more about the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run on the official website.

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