Due to COVID-19 restrictions the usual upcoming running events calendar is subject to many cancellations, changes and much uncertainty! This doesn't mean our running heroes can't support us, we know how amazing you are and how hard you work for us, so we have our Million Miles Challenge, a virtual run that you can do whenever and wherever you can – and every step you run counts. Find out more here.


If you want a short but sweet run to really test your fitness and endurance, whilst meeting new runners, then a 5k run in London is perfect for you. With several London 5k runs taking part at different times of the year, doing a 5k race in London is not only a great way to improve your fitness but to also see different city sights and really feel a part of the London running community. Below are some of the most popular London 5k’s coming up in the next year. If you fancy doing a London 5k race, why not raise the money for Alder Hey Children’s charity? To find out more about how you can do this and to help us continue our amazing work, click here

The Citywharf 5k Run Challenge 

This 5k run in London takes place on the two major business districts in London and is a great way to get competitive and run individually or to run together as part of a team as your chosen 5k race. You can enter this race as a team with a maximum of four people running at once but an unlimited amount of team members which is often popular for offices in the business district. However you choose to run the Citywharf 5k, take it the extra mile and raise money for charity at the same time. Entry to the Citywharf 5k run challenge is £20 per person and with that you receive full race chip timing, drinks and snacks and every finisher gets a medal.

The Colour Run London 

This 5k run in London is a super fun super messy day out for all of the family. Celebrate colour, improve your fitness and raise money for charity all at the same time by taking part in The Colour run London – a 5k race with a difference. On 28th September 2019 in Crystal Palace Park, runners wearing white t-shirts will prepare to take on a 5k challenge whilst getting covered in every colour of the rainbow. Sound fun? Simple head to their website to enter your place with entries (including your t-shirt) costing £29 for a single ticket, £26 for a group ticket of 4+ and £23 for a group of 10+. Enter today!

Dog Jog Crystal Palace

This unique 5k jogging event is perfect for animal lovers and a great way for both you and your dog to get fit and have fun. With a relaxed and fun atmosphere and an untimed course, this is a fun event to get to know other dog owners and to improve the fitness and agility of both yourself and your dog.  The dog jog is a unique 5k run in London for all of the family and is taking place on Saturday 19th October at a cost of £16.25 for one adult and one dog (additional dogs are £5 each). So, grab your dogs and get involved in the name of Alder Hey!

Poppy Run London Victoria Park

Embrace the cool October air and head to Victoria Park to take part in the Poppy Run, a run for all the family – even four-legged friends! If you’re looking for autumnal London 5k run to challenge your fitness and raise a bit of money for a fantastic cause, then this is definitely the race for you. Registration costs £12 for adults and £6 for 7-17-year olds and is taking place in Victoria Park. Enter today!

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Email us or call us on 0151 252 5716 with your name, address and details of your 5k run in London you want to run for us.

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