06 OCT 2019

Take on your city

Experience London like never before with Urban Rush. Explore the city’s iconic sights and culture on a unique 15-mile urban run from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the East End, to Putney by the Thames.

What you'll get

Technical running top
Sports massage
Finisher's medal
Free race photos
Chipped time results
Free bag transfer

The Route

Why run for Shelter?

Over the last five years, the number of households accepted as homeless by London councils has increased by 85%. Right now, 1 in 53 people in London are homeless.

We offer free advice and support to anyone who faces bad housing or homelessness across the UK. Your support helps us to make sure that no one has to fight homelessness alone.

Want to know more about Urban Rush? Take a look at our FAQ


Solo Entry

Run and Fundraise


Reserve your place at the run for £19. We ask all solo runners to make a sponsorship pledge of £229 when choosing this option

Team Entry (4 people)

Run and Fundraise


Reserve your team place at the run for £79 for 4 people. We ask all teams to make a group sponsorship pledge of £799 when choosing this option

What others have said about Urban Rush:

The route is incredible, and lovely to have so much support from the Shelter crew along the way. It was my first ever organised run, and I still can’t stop smiling.

— Sophie, London

Loved running through so many parts of London, from Hackney Wick and the canal, to the Barbican.

— Jake, Essex

Everyone who runs Urban Rush gets the very best support from us

As a cross-city urban run, Urban Rush is a different kind of challenge. Our training routes show you London’s hidden streets, and our fundraising support will help you smash your target.

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Have more questions

You probably have lots of questions and they’re all answered here (we hope!)


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