Cancer Research UK London Winter Run
Sun 25 Feb 2024 London, UK

Cancer Research UK London Winter Run

The UK's most popular 10K run on closed roads in London with tons of winter fun! 1000s of people of all abilities will earn the iconic finisher medal, conquer the cold and help beat cancer.

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  • Sun 25 Feb 2024
Trafalgar Square, London > Whitehall, London

Cancer Research UK London Winter Run



Age 15 & over

  • 10 km road running


The Cancer Research UK London Winter Run is a 10K challenge through the heart of the capital, passing world-famous landmarks, and instantly recognisable venues.

During your run you will pass a number of larger-than-life winter characters, and live music performances, making this an unforgettable journey for runners of all abilities!

Cancer Research UK has been the official charity of the London Winter Run since its first year, in 2015. Together, nearly £4.5 million has been raised to help fund life-saving work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.


  • The UK's most popular 10K run
  • Tons of winter fun in the depths of the season
  • London closed for you to run
  • All levels of runner
  • Music and entertainment
  • Earn merchandise for fundraising
  • Unite with Cancer Research UK to beat cancer

  • All fitness levels
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams
  • Wheelchair users

This event welcomes runners and walkers of all abilities! Although there is no cut off time, roads will be reopened approximately 3 hours after the start of the event, so it is recommended you aim to finish by then.

This event welcomes runners and walkers of all abilities.

  • Accommodation
  • Bag storage
  • Cafe
  • Music
  • Paid parking
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Trafalgar Square
Greater London

  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Wave start

Every year participants get the chance to run through the heart of London, with the roads closed exclusively for the event.

The 2024 route will be revealed very soon and promises to be full of snowy surprises. Picture high-fiving huskies, partying penguins, and huggable polar bears. If you’re lucky you may even spot a legendary yeti or two!

London Winter Run route map
Central London route on closed roads with world-famous landmarks and a winter theme.

This event is constantly striving to improve sustainability to reduce the impact on the environment.

The approach is to ensure that the organisers and the events are run as sustainably as possible to minimise their impact on the planet with the familiar 'reduce, re-use and recycle' ethos at the forefront.

Here are the areas of progress made so far:

Sustainability overview 

  • Recycle as much as possible
  • Separate waste
  • Partnerships to encourage sustainable training
  • Springwater bottles made from 51% - 100% recycled plastic
  • Drop zones and additional receptacles to encourage runners to deposit bottles in a place they can easily be recycled
  • Race packs/pre-event communications digital rather than paper-based
  • Recyclable paper envelopes
  • Green Runner option to forego the t-shirt/medal in favour of donating to support The Ocean Cleanup
  • Medals ordered early to ensure delivery by sea rather than air freight
  • Any remaining medals recycled
  • Finisher t-shirts are eco-friendly using 50% recycled polyester
  • Donate remaining t-shirts/unwanted clothing to charity

  • Chip timing
  • iTAB
  • Medal


  • Top class medal for every finisher
  • Bib with chip timing sent in the post
London Winter Run medal
Best in class medal.

  • Fundraising incentives
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK has been the official charity partner of the London Winter Run since it’s first year, in 2015.

Together, nearly £5.2 million has been raised to help fund life-saving work into the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.

Join Team Cancer Research UK and get active by taking on the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run. Access different challenges and rewards by starting your fundraising, and feel proud of your achievement as you cross the finish line in 2024.

In the last 40 years Cancer Research UK has helped double cancer survival in the UK.

Today, 2 in 4 people survive the disease – but there is still a long way to go. By fundraising for Cancer Research UK, you’ll be helping to accelerate progress so that they can save and improve more lives in the future.

Your entry fee covers the cost of putting on the event, but it’s the money you raise that goes straight towards life-saving discoveries. 1 in 2 of us will get cancer in our lifetime. All of us can support the research that will beat it.

  • Age 15 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Fundraising required
  • Race pack by post
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2024 fees to be confirmed.

A strict capacity has been put in place.

Those who sign up early will receive the lowest possible price.

Entry options

Individual Early Entry Offer |  £39

Individual Regular Price | £47.50

Team of 4 | Early Entry Offer £32 each (£128 total)

Team of 4 | Regular Price £39

Team of 8 | Early Entry Offer £30 each (£240 total)

Team of 8 | Regular Price £37 

Get a team of four or eight together and you qualify for a huge saving. You must register and pay for all runners in one go to get this offer. Simply add four or more people on the entry form and the discount will be automatically applied.

Youth (Under-21) Early Entry Offer | £32

NEW! If you will be aged older than 15 and younger than 21 on event day you can take advantage of this special reduced price for a limited time. This is not a separate event, you’ll be part of the full Cancer Research UK London Winter Run 10K.

Cancer Research UK Exclusive Fundraiser – £32 (For limited number of places)

Become an Exclusive Fundraiser and receive a running top, special event day experience and the Fundraiser Medal when you fundraise £150 for Cancer Research UK.

Groups, Clubs and Teams

If you're part of a large group of 11 or more you may be able to get a special deal on entry. There are hundreds of groups who love running the event and find it an excellent way to keep motivated and healthy. Plus there is the opportunity for some epic group pictures.

NB – All entries are subject to a small booking fee

Entry fees

Early bird entry fee


Junior entry fee


Team entry fee


Team entry fee


Like the name of the race suggested, there was a winter theme. Support came from polar bears, penguins, and wolves to high five along the way around. Furthermore, in several places along the route, there were, choirs singing, bands and buskers playing. Duncan

Winter themed 10K

A great race for a great cause. Very well organised and great to have a road race through central London. Lots of people of all abilities taking part which is great. Maxwell

Run past famous landmarks

What an amazing race! Friendly, fast and fantastic fun. Great support from the crowds, marshalls and winter 'Animals'. Lovely medal and real 'all day event' with post race bands and entertainment. Can't wait for next year's race. Claire

Earn rewards for fundraising

This has become a real social race for us, as we run in a group and chat all the way round. Matt

Ideal for teams

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