Experience London like never before with Urban Rush. Explore the city’s iconic sights and culture on a unique 15-mile urban run from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the East End, to Putney by the Thames.

What you will get:

Technical running top
Sports massage
Finisher’s medal
Free race photos
Chipped time results
Free bag transfer

6th October 2019
6th October 2019
Trip duration:
1 Day


Why run for Shelter?

Over the last five years, the number of households accepted as homeless by London councils has increased by 85%. Right now, 1 in 53 people in London are homeless.

We offer free advice and support to anyone who faces bad housing or homelessness across the UK. Your support helps us to make sure that no one has to fight homelessness alone.

What is Urban Rush?

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

Are the roads closed?

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.

Are there drink stations during the event?

Yes. There are several drink stations, and we ensure there are plenty of fluids available for runners at the finish.

How much do I need to raise, and when by?

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.

Can I wear headphones during 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.