Have you heard of the event I Move London Relay? If not then I urge you to check it out.
What is it? Well it is more than an event, it is a movement and whilst you take part as a participant in either a 5km or 10km stage with a participant tshirt and receive a medal, it is so much more than just a running event! This is an event running for 30 consecutive days and nights aiming to cover 4,000 miles by 2,500 runners. The runners are starting and finishing every stage passing the baton (named Rod) to the next person. Once complete a Guinness World Record attempt will be successful.
Don’t drop the baton! I mean seriously don’t as that would mean the world record attempt is not valid. And yes running with the baton is somewhat terrifying. The pressure of knowing you cannot drop or put this thing down means you run the full stage gripping this with all your might.
I was lucky enough to be invited to be involved in this by the awesome Danny Bent who is the brains behind this – if you know him or have met him you will know this man has an infectious energy and if anyone could pull this off it would be him. I’ve taken part in the promo video and photo shoot and met some wonderfully amazing people who have all been as inspired as I am by this epic event.
The event is powered by ASICS for three amazing charities:
Money raised will be essential funds to help combat gang culture, homelessness and mental health.
The event started 29 June and is running until 29 July – which is great news as it means you still have 10 days to get involved and be part of this amazing movement.
I ran the opening 5k stage on 29 June with my husband and friend (in addition to a lot of simply brilliant people) and then a 10k stage on 7 July with a friend, which coincided with Pride and England winning a game in the World Cup.
The atmosphere running along the river and across Westminster and Tower Bridge is second to none with absolute strangers cheering you on.
What are you waiting for? Sign up here. Together we move London!
My race entry was complimentary, but all opinions are my own.