Event to Proceed with 50% Capacity for 2021

The 2021 Cancer Research UK London Summer Run 10k will take place on Sunday 5th September, with 50% of the usual public capacity agreed.

Thanks to months of conversations, planning and support, our plans have been able to be adjusted to allow social distancing for runners. A small number of additional places will also be saved for charity fundraisers.

Nick Rusling, CEO of organisers Human Race said: 

“We’re delighted to confirm the capacity for our event, and excited for runners to join us in central London. We keep hearing from our audience how much they miss the enjoyment and motivation they get from this event, and we are so happy that we can offer a limited number of people the chance to join us in ten weeks’ time. This is also fantastic news for Cancer Research UK who were likely to miss out on over £500,000 in fundraising if we had not found a solution” 

Kirsty Wilde is the Event Director of the Cancer Research UK London Summer Run: 

“Safety is our number one priority at any of our events, and we know for many it will be their first sporting challenge in a long time. We’re ecstatic that we have been able to create a plan that keeps the epic experience of running through central London, combined with the classic fun you’d expect from this event, whilst ensuring everybody is comfortable and safe. Our updated schedule allows you to be confident about your safety, and concentrate on the tricky task in hand of running 10k.” 

A number of creative solutions have been found to ensure runners have a chance to experience plenty of larger than life characters and live music throughout their journey. Further details will be announced in the lead up to the event, with the Penguin Beach Party at Bank and the Flamingo Flamboyance Frenzy on the Strand the first areas confirmed.

The remaining limited public places for the 2021 event are available from today on a first come, first served basis from the official website: www.londonsummerrun.co.uk