Posted 09 Aug 2017
Get ready for Urban Rush 2017
What? Urban Rush is Shelter’s unique 15-mile race through the streets of London to raise money to help fight bad housing and homelessness in the capital.
Where? The race starts at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford and takes runners on an urban adventure, winding along the Thames and through the East End, finishing in Putney
When? Sunday 1st October 2017
How do I sign up? Via our Urban Rush page: www.shelter.org.uk/urbanrush
What does it cost? Sign up is £39 for a solo runner or £119 for a group of 4 – less than £30 each!* You’ll also pledge £229 as a solo runner or £799 as a group
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShelterRush See what we’re up to on social media and let us follow your Urban Rush journey by using the hashtag #ShelterRush
More about the event:
Take on an urban fitness challenge and embrace the capital, while helping Shelter to fight bad housing and homelessness. On Sunday, 1st October 2017 runners are invited to discover the sights of urban London by running our unique 15-mile route across the city, which starts out at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and winds along the Thames to Putney. Sign up as a solo runner or make it a team effort and explore the city as a group of four.
Despite Shelter’s hard work for over 50 years, our worsening housing crisis means that homelessness is sadly on the rise. A new family becomes homeless every 13 minutes in England, which is why we need the public’s support more than ever. Not only will participants be helping to raise funds for Shelter’s much-needed services, but they’ll have a great time doing it. All runners are kitted out with a technical running top, provided with chip-timed results, and receive a glittering medal and celebratory free sports massage at the end of the race!
Notes to editors
- * These prices apply until 31/08/2017 and will then change to £49 for a solo sign up or £139 for a group of 4.
- For further information, images, or a free media place, please contact Elise Westcott in the media team on 0207 505 2051 firstname.lastname@example.org