Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you should hibernate, any attempt at running faltering with your friend/partner/parent (delete as applicable) asking that ever-annoying question, ‘well, where did you last have your trainers?’
The London Winter Run will see 15,000 runners take in the city’s biggest landmarks including The London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben and Tower of London.
But this is no ordinary 10k race.
It ain’t called the ‘Winter Run’ for nothing. You start with a snowball warm-up, before embarking on the race that takes you through 20m long snow zones where you get blasted as you’re running. Ice tunnels and caves are there to run through. You’ll get a free picture taken at the finish line where you run through a blizzard before being treated to congratulatory hugs and high fives from polar bears (well, people dressed as).
It’s sounds fun but also a bit bonkers. Brilliant.
What: London Winter Run
When: 1 February 2015, 11:30am
Where: Green Park, London
Fit Factor: 3/5
Why We’re Running: Fake blizzards, ice tunnels and polar bear hugs, need we say more?
Race Mantra: 'A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.' Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
Run it: Sign-up is open and costs £39 each or £156 for groups of 5.
Support it: Not running? Support the races’ charity Cancer Research here…
Follow it: @WinterRunUK
Find out more: Visit winterrunseries.co.uk for information about this event. The earlier you sign-up, the cheaper the tickets are.