I MOVE LONDON RELAY powered by ASICS
In 2012, the Guinness World Record for the world’s greatest distance run by a relay team was snagged in County Down, UK. This year, London wants to beat it.
On June 29th, a monthlong challenge to complete a total of 4,000 miles (via 5K and 10K loops) will take place throughout the capital city. For 30 days and 30 nights, 2,500 runners will race a loop of the Thames in the hopes of achieving this world-record title.
Launched by former GB triathlete Danny Bent, the event is meant to bring together and celebrate the city of London, while also helping to improve the health and safety of those affected by homelessness, mental health and gang violence through donations raised for The Running Charity, Sported, and Laureus Sport for Good. Like ASICS, all three of these charities aim to inspire people to lead better lives, through both sport and movement.
Of the 2,500 participants, 32 of London’s boroughs and 120 postcards will be represented. If you are interested in running a leg of the relay, you can sign up here. You can choose to run a 5K or 10K loop, winding around the north and south bank of the Thames and passing many beautiful tourist attractions like the Tower of London, London Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Parliament and many more.
The event kicks off Friday, June 29th at Tower Bridge. For more information, visit the official site at londonrelay.co.uk.