Runners invited to 10k event in London

Runners are being offered the chance to take part in one of the UK’s most prestigious road races – timetabled between the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the London Olympics.

The capital will be in the midst of Royal and Olympic parties, with record numbers of tourists expected, when the Brit 10k takes place on Sunday, July 8.

And World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has a limited number of places for runners.

Setting off along Piccadilly, the race takes in some of the most famous sights of the capital –Trafalgar Square, the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Downing Street.

Last year more than 25,000 runners took part, cheered on by tens of thousands of onlookers.

And this year, the race is expected to sell-out in record time.

Lucy Duxbury, events coordinator at WCRF, said: “This summer is going to be extra special in London, with the Jubilee celebrations in June and the Olympics just 19 days after the Brit 10k.

“The crowds promise to be bigger than ever and will make it a superb atmosphere.

“The race takes in a lot of the landmarks and follows some of the route the Olympic marathon runners will take a few days later.”

WCRF is calling on runners who can raise money for our cancer prevention research and education programmes.

Scientists estimate that about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented by people maintaining a healthy weight, being more physically active and eating a healthy diet.

To race for WCRF, all you have to do is raise £150 sponsorship and there is no cost for signing up.

Email events@wcrf.org, visit our website www.wcrf-uk.org/signup or call 020 7343 4200.