Where to get running in the capital


The capital’s biggest running event, the London Marathon, is just under two months away. However, for many the thought of tackling 26 miles is enough to put you off running for life.

We have taken the opportunity to pick out some running events for Londoners with a whole range of running abilities. Take a look at some of our favourites below:


Park Run

Where: All across the capital (47 in total)

When: Every Saturday Morning

Distance: 5k

Park Run organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. Take a look


Adidas City Run Series

Where: Fulham, Shoreditch and St Pauls

When: Fulham (7 April), Shoreditch (14 July) and St Pauls (17 November)

Distance: 10k

Adidas City Runs was launched back in 2018 and created a series of running events across all parts of the capital. The events are known as a great spot for a PB. Take a look


Vitality Westminster Mile

Where: Pall Mall

When: Sunday 26 May

Distance: 1 mile

Taking place outside Buckingham Place, the Vitality Westminster Mile is a great chance to see what running a mile as fast as you can is really like. Take a look


Tower of London Run

Where: Tower of London

When: Wednesday 8 May

Distance: Distance of your choice



This running event brings a unique spin due to the lack of structure around the distance. The route is simply a lap of Tower Bridge and you can complete this as many times as you like, from 1k to 10k it’s up to you. Take a look


Pizza Run UK

Where: London Park, TBA

When: Sunday 16 June

Distance: Family Mile, 5k, 10k



This event really brings the fun to running. The three distance options makes it perfect for first time runners and those with a bit more experience. Every runner gets a pizza medal, a slice of pizza and an invite to a pizza after party. Take a look


London Sport have five runners set to complete the London Marathon on 26 April 2019. Take a look at their stories and support them in their mission to help get Disabled Londoners more active.


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