We hope all our friends and followers are safe. Due to COVID-19, all our runs are postponed until further notice. Of course this is having a huge impact on our business, but the most important thing for us is to stay connected to our customers. On this page you'll find a number of ways that we'll continue to share our love of running through London's secret past with you - as well as a couple of ways you can support us. If you are booked onto a tour, please scroll down to the bottom of this page for more information.
VIRTUAL GIN RUN - BANK HOLIDAY EDITION
29TH AUGUST - 3RD SEPT
Gin-loving runners - unite! Celebrate the August Bank Holiday by running 3k, 5k,10k or a half marathon and rehydrating with a finish-line G&T. And as a fun twist, we'll be collectively trying to drink our way through the UK's 1722 gins! Optional medals and prizes for the best finish-line photos.
OKTOBERFEST VIRTUAL CRAFT BEER RUN
26TH - 27TH SEPT
Pull on your best lederhosen and celebrate Oktoberfest in the very best of company. Wherever you are in the world on 26th or 27th September, run 3k, 5k, 10k, a Half Marathon or a full Marathon and celebrate before, during and/or after with a well-deserved craft beer. Optional medals and prizes for the best finish-line photos.
THE 90 MINUTE DASH - 1ST & 2ND AUGUST AND THE FIRST WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH
Runners, walkers and couch potatoes - gather together to create the ultimate virtual team and compete in The 90 Minute Dash! In this treasure-hunt style event, your team (of up to 5 members) will be given a list of 60 items in your virtual briefing. Then you'll have 90 minutes to plan your mission and track down each of the items. Teammates can be based in different cities and countries - so this is a great opportunity to come together with loved ones and do something fun.
FREE 5K VIRTUAL GIN RUNNING TOUR
Run with our founder, Vanessa, on our first virtual tour, through the City of London and the West End and explore the 18th century gin craze - a time when the city got so sozzled on gin that it's been likened to the crack cocaine epidemic in 1980s America.
MONTHLY VIRTUAL INTERACTIVE QUIZ - FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH
Test your London trivia with our friendly bunch of quizzers on Facebook Live. We go live at 7:45PM for a chat, but you only need to join us at 8:15PM. There's a winner's prize every month and plenty of fun to be had.
Struggling with motivation during this time? Take a look at our brand new online coaching service! Following an initial consultation, our fully qualified running coaches will create a bespoke programme for you and keep you on track with weekly and monthly check-ins.
THE SECRET LONDON RUNS PODCAST
Brand new for 2020, it's Secret London Runs Podcasts. Perfect for keeping you company on those isolated runs or whilst you're cooking up your next batch of banana bread. Hosted by Emma Manton, we'll be discussing life in lockdown, how to stay active and our favourite bits of London history.
SECRET LONDON RUNS CONNECT FACEBOOK GROUP
A group for Secret London Runs customers, followers and supporters. This is a place to discuss running, London's amazing history and to stay connected to like-minded people.
THE SECRET SIGHTS COMPETITION
It's hard to stay motivated during socially distanced running. So we're challenging you to run to the most interesting thing on your next run, take a picture and tell us all about it in the Secret London Runs Connect Facebook Group. We've had amazing entries from all over the world!
WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT US
PENCIL IN YOUR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS RUNNING TOUR
We don't know when we'll be up and running again. But we hope that we'll be able to run together at Christmas. The new Christmas Lights Running Tour is available for 2020 and we're taking 'penciling-in' bookings for private groups. So if you have a running club, office or group of friends who would like to book a private Christmas lights tour, please do get in touch to pencil in a date. Then we can work our public tours around those bookings.
Have you been on a Secret London Runs tour recently? We'd love you to leave a review - this will really help us to get back on our feet quickly.
Running buddy got a birthday coming up? Secret London Runs gift vouchers make great gifts - and your loved one can look forward to booking a tour as soon as the situation allows.
ALREADY BOOKED A TOUR - WHAT'S HAPPENING?
Do you have a tour booked? Reluctantly, all tours up until (but not including) the Christmas Lights tour have been cancelled. You have been offered a COVID-19 gift voucher, which (once accepted) can be spent on a private themed running tour, our virtual events, The 90 Minute Dash, our Christmas Lights tours or Secret London Runs kit.
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