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.
— Ian Bath (@ianbath) February 2, 2019
Smile...you'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
All set for the @WinterRunUK tomorrow. Booked this ages ago as milestone before @Marathon_Mcr plus I enjoy the Polar Bears and London Sightseeing. Though only done 4 miles of running in last month ????. pic.twitter.com/f0TF3F4swk
— Shaun Vos (@ShaunGVos) February 2, 2019
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
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.
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.
Good Luck to everyone taking part in the Cancer Research London Winter Run. @NuffieldHealth will be there getting you warmed up and ready before the run so look out for us on the Trafalgar Square stage! https://t.co/2GdZkM6hTg pic.twitter.com/tsCziNMBO2
— Winter Run Series (@WinterRunUK) February 2, 2019
What's for dinner?
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
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…
— Tori Redler FCA (@GXTori) February 2, 2019
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…
Can you do any better?
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
Important to eat the right breakfast before your run tomorrow.
Sandor is eating in style this afternoon…
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Optimum Nutrition have some more top last minute tips here.
Let it snow
Cute Dog ✅
Winter Run Bib ✅
Now THAT’S the perfect insta post
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Whoop…!!! Looking forward to the #winterrun through the streets of London tomorrow…!!! ????☃️????????♀️ This is one of my favourite races of the year and the weather is playing ball for the most wintery winter run yet..!! I just hope we can get there, we’re well and truly snowed in today..! ????❄️ ……. #londonwinterrun #runlondon #exciting #snow #snowy #snowyrun #babyitscoldoutside #instarunners #instarunner #instarun #runnersofig #runner #runtheworld #runners #runnerslife #run #running #runninggirl #runlikeagirl #runitfast #runhappy #igrunners #runnerscommunity #optoutside #goals #instagood
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…
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…
Similar conditions to last years @WinterRunUK but really looking forward to returning to the streets of London. Start was a bit hectic but really enjoyed the event and always nice to meet an Olympic champion. Who else is running tomorrow? #ukrunchat #visorclub #WinterRun pic.twitter.com/tP5uM4caeF
— Darren Hendley (@Darren_Hendley) February 2, 2019
Things shrink in the cold
We are very much advising to wrap up warm for tomorrow, not sure Peter has got the message!
— Peter Redwood-Smith (@redwood_smith) February 2, 2019
— nooranievents (@nooranievents) February 1, 2019
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!
???? TRAVEL UPDATE ????
Check your journey, disruption is expected this weekend. With over 20,000 of you arriving in London, allow extra time, alternative routes may be crowded.
National Rail: https://t.co/uRK78rdFrM
— Winter Run Series (@WinterRunUK) February 1, 2019
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!