Live Updates – Build Up

See you tomorrow

That’s all for today – all the hard work is done. You entered the event, you’ve done the training and now you’re ready.

We can’t wait, we know you can’t either. See you bright and early Winter Runners.

Let’s make it a good one!

Know the route

We’re extremely lucky to be able to temporarily close many of the roads in central London and dedicated a morning to health and well-being. Familiarise yourself with where you’ll be running tomorrow by taking a look at our route map here.


Happy Birthday to...

Some of you may know that somebody, or should I say something, will be celebrating a very special birthday tomorrow. That’s right – the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run will be 5 years old tomorrow! A quick Google shows that Isla Fisher, Amal Clooney and Warwick Davies were also born on 3 Feb. Happy Birthday to them.


Like Ian, we’ll also looking forward to tucking ourselves in early, ready for tomorrow’s excitement.'re on camera

Remember to smile when you’re out on the course tomorrow. You can purchase official event photos from our website here. However, if you really grin you might be lucky enough to be featured in some of our marketing and branding photos.

I can't wait

We are absolutely buzzing down at Winter Run HQ – the atmosphere is electric. 365 days in the making and big day is only three hundred and thirty minutes away. The question is are you ready?

Everyone has a different reason to run

Whether you’re doing your first ever running event or you’re in training for a marathon, let us know what you’re looking forward to tomorrow by using #WinterRun

A good raisin to run

Walking in a wander wonderland

Did you know that London Winter Run is not the only event happening tomorrow. The inaugural London Winter Wander will also be taking place. Find out more here.

Check before you travel

Please check & plan your journey well in advance and before you travel. National Rail website can be checked here. Please also check the TFL website before you make your journey in case of any disruptions.

3 items to nail your Winter Run look

Make sure you swing by the Scimitar Sport merchandise tent tomorrow and take a look at what Winter Run kit we have on offer. You can read about which bits of merch we like the best here.

Important Information

We’ve put together a concise document for everything you need to know before the event tomorrow. It is strongly encouraged that you read, download and print this document so that you get the most from your event. See the document here.


Talking of preparation

Talking of preparation, Nuffield Health will once again be hosting tomorrow’s warm up – especially important considering the current cold weather.

What's for dinner?

Nutrition is an important part of every runner’s preparation. What will you be eating tonight? Let us know by using the #WinterRun


A quick reminder that tomorrow’s Cancer Research UK London Winter Run is sold out, and you will not be able to register on the day.

If  you’ve missed out this time, you can guarantee a £32 entry for next time by leaving your email here

London calling

Lots of you are using #WinterRun weekend as an opportunity to explore the capital, and finding some of the plethora of hidden gems around London…

Heskey makes it 5...glorious years

We’re delighted to confirm that football legend Emile Huskie Heskey will be joining us tomorrow. We’ve had some fun thinking up winter themed footballer names…

Chill Neville

Michael Snowen

Gonzalo Penguaín

Can you do any better?

Sundae runday

Well you’ve done all the training, you probably deserve this…

Winter is coming..... well actually it's here

It’s going to be rather cold tomorrow, so we are advising everybody to wear extra layers. You could even wear an old jumper and leave it at the start line.

We’ve put some more advice together on our site here

Fuel up

Important to eat the right breakfast before your run tomorrow.

Sandor is eating in style this afternoon…


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Picked up Race pack for tomorrow’s #winterrun #londonwinterrun

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Optimum Nutrition have some more top last minute tips here.

Let it snow

Redway on the way

When they’re not pinching football teams from south west London, the people of Milton Keynes are really rather good runners…

Top tips....

This is the important stuff you need to remember for tomorrow….


On brand

Is that a sneaky bit of Cancer Research UK London Winter Run merchandise there? You can grab some for yourself in Trafalgar Square tomorrow!

Pack it in

Thanks for our team who are at the Radisson Blu Leicester Square today dealing with any problems. You can collect International packs and get a replacement if lost until 3PM

Guess who's back...

We’re delighted loads of you are coming back after running before. Darren is just one of thousands who conquered the cold in 2018…

Things shrink in the cold

We are very much advising to wrap up warm for tomorrow, not sure Peter has got the message!


Thanks to everybody who has been sharing their journey to the start line on social media using #WinterRun. Keep them coming before, during and after your run!!

Where do I go?!

Our team have been doing a great job of updating everybody on social media. We found this particularly useful!


Welcome along as we build up to the 5th Cancer Research UK London Winter Run tomorrow.

It’s going to be cold, it’s going to be fun, and we’re now less than 24 hours away!