15 MILES

LONDON

06 OCT 2019

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.

Ran 15 miles for @Shelter today during the #urbanrush in London. Had a great time, loved the route! #ukrunchat

@heartrunnergirl
Runners cheering and waving
Ran 15 miles for @Shelter today during the #urbanrush in London. Had a great time, loved the route! #ukrunchat

@heartrunnergirl

£169,000

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.

Runners on a bridge

The route

Full route description: The route begins at the Olympic Park in Stratford, before passing through Victoria Park and into Shoreditch and east London. It goes past St Paul’s Cathedral, across the Millenium Bridge, then down the South Bank of the Thames, past the London Eye and Big Ben. It then crosses the river, heads along the north bank past Chelsea hospital and then on to the finish Putney. Full route description: The route begins at the Olympic Park in Stratford, before passing through Victoria Park and into Shoreditch and east London. It goes past St Paul’s Cathedral, across the Millenium Bridge, then down the South Bank of the Thames, past the London Eye and Big Ben. It then crosses the river, heads along the north bank past Chelsea hospital and then on to the finish Putney.

Registration for individuals and teams of 4

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

Starting at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford and finishing in Putney, Urban Rush is a unique 15-mile run across the capital.

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.

Runners posing for a photo within a frame

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