Starting at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford and finishing in Putney, Urban Rush is a unique 15-mile run across the capital.
Run with your city
Come together to fight homelessness on a 15-mile run across London. Feel the streets beneath you on an open-road route from east to west, and join a movement of runners using their feet as a force for change.
raised by Urban Rush runners in 2018
How we fight homelessness
With the support of fundraisers like you, last year we helped 10,324 people and households in London alone through our helpline and face-to-face services.
But 1 in 53 people in London are still homeless today. We offer help to anyone who needs it, and campaign to solve the housing crisis. We need your support.
Every mile run, every drop of sweat, and every pound raised will make a difference.
Want to know more about Urban Rush? Take a look at our FAQ
As a unique cross-city urban run, the roads will not be closed, but the course will be extremely well marshalled. Both traffic and pedestrian management programmes will be in place.
Yes. There are several drink stations, and we ensure there are plenty of fluids available for runners at the finish.
If you are taking part as an individual, we ask for a £229 sponsorship pledge (plus registration fee). For a team of four, we ask for £799 sponsorship (plus registration fee).
Not reaching your sponsorship pledge impacts on what Shelter can achieve, so please ensure you are confident in reaching this pledge before signing up for Urban Rush. The deadline for sending in your sponsorship money is six weeks after the event.
We strongly discourage the use of headphones while taking part in the event. As this is not a closed road event there will be other road users along the route and runners need to be mindful of this and remain alert at all times. We cannot be responsible for accidents which occur where the runner is wearing headphones.