Our 2023 event summary

We wanted to say a huge done to everyone who took part in the 2023 Cancer Research UK London Winter Run on Sunday. Almost 14,000 of you took to the iconic central London route, raising a massive £713,443 for Cancer Research UK (and counting!) and having an absolute ball of a time as you did!

The morning was characteristically chilly, but blue skies reined for the entire day, which brightened spirits even further and made some attractive post-run medal shots. A brisk group warm up at the start got the blood pumping, with runners playing digital games in the HOKA tent, posing with our elegant wintry stilt figure and snapping up shots of a bus full of polar bears (who were just about able to get up to the top deck, but better go easy on the fishfingers before next year’s event.)

Many HOKA athletes flew over the finish line on Sunday, with Ellis Cross taking first place in the men’s category with a time of 28:52, and Jess Warner-Judd clocking a speedy 31:59, as first in the female category. Both smashed the previous course records by 2 minutes, 31 seconds and 2 minutes 7 seconds respectively – wow!

Many thanks to everyone who made the event possible, particularly our generous, patient and all round lovely volunteers, who helped the event to be so successful. We’d also like to thank Westminster Council, all of our partners, spectators and every child who bashfully told our MC they were waiting for ‘Mummy’, ‘Daddy’ or ‘My Auntie’, and of course, finally YOU – for bringing such energy, enthusiasm and positivity to this event.

There’s still time to help us hit our target fundraising amount of £750,000, plus unlock our exclusive rewards. You can also sign up to next year’s event by visiting our webpage.

See you next year!