Please note this competition is now closed, keep an eye out on our social channels for the the results!

Calling all wordsmiths and Winter Runners! Are you ready to put your poetic talents to the test? Get ready for some frosty fun because we are introducing the 2024 London Winter Rhyme ❄️

Do you like to run in the brisk, frosty air? Does the crunch of snow beneath your feet spark inspiration? Well now could be your time to shine ✨ Submit a short poem around 50 to 100 words about the joy of winter running and you could win some fantastic prizes. First, second and third place will each receive an official 2024 Cancer Research UK training t-shirt. First place will also make a special feature on the ribbon of the much-anticipated 2024 finisher medal (to be revealed in due course!), plus a free entry into the event.

Need inspiration? Think winter, characters, London, and the feelings before and after your cold weather run. Check out our example below for some inspiration.

Competition details:

  • Around 50 to 100 words – keep it snappy!
  • One submission per person.
  • Competition ends at Midnight on Sunday 15th October


Ready to let the words flow? We can’t wait to read all of your submissions, fill out the form below to submit your entry – good luck!