Shine Night Walk London
Shine Night Walk London - 2020 entries now open!
Take on a challenge like no other - a night-time walking marathon, half marathon or 10k through the capital's streets.
It's a night like no other. A night to beat cancer. A night to shine.
Get 30% off your 2020 entry using code SNW2020 - offer ends 30 November!
Shine Night Walk 2019 finish times
Your entry fee can't beat cancer. Only you can.
Did you know that paying your entry fee helps us cover the cost of putting on your event?
But it doesn't stop there - the money raised by you is what helps us saves lives.
What to expect en route
Water and snacks on the night
Whether you’re walking a 10k, half marathon or full marathon, Shine Night Walk is a long way and you’ll need to refuel and stay hydrated along the route. You’ll receive water and snacks at the below pit stops, but if you have any specific dietary requirements, or want something extra to keep you going, then bring this with you.
Please note, depending on the distance of your walk you may not visit all pitstops.
- Start – receive a 500ml water bottle to keep you hydrated
- Pit Stop 1 – Grab a PITCH Chocolate Chip Brioche and a 500ml water bottle
- Pit Stop 2 – Gosh! Food’s plant-based and free-from vegan bites will be a much-needed energy boost, along with a water bottle top-up
- Pit Stop 3 – Our headline partner, Ryvita, will be providing delicious recipes for you to try. You can also get your water bottle topped-up
- Pit Stop 4 – Pick up a Gregory's Tree Fruit Twist Bar and get your water bottle topped-up
- Pit Stop 5 – Keep your hunger at bay with another snack from our headline partner, Ryvita, and receive a 500ml water bottle
- Pit Stop 6 – Premium crunchy corn snack Love, Corn will see you through those last miles, along with a water bottle top-up
- Finish – receive another 500ml water bottle
Hot drinks will also be available to purchase at pit stops 2, 3, 4 and 5.
London's Car Free day - Sunday 22nd September
London's biggest ever Car Free Day celebration will take place on 20km of traffic-free roads around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London on Sunday 22nd September. Before you plan your travel home from Old Billingsgate, we would recommend you visit here to find out more.
On the day travel information can also be found at the TfL website.
Choose a cancer type to beat
Bladder cancer is the 10th most common cancer in the UK, with around 10,200 new cases each year. Current survival rates show that 50% of people survive their diagnosis for 10 years or more in the UK.
Over the past forty years we’ve seen dramatic progress in tackling bowel cancer and half of people diagnosed will now survive for at least 10 years. But we can’t stop there. Sadly, bowel cancer still claims around 43 lives each day.
Each year in the UK, over 9,400 people are diagnosed with tumours that start in the brain or elsewhere in the central nervous system.
With almost 140 women diagnosed every day, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. And, although it is rare, around 350 men are also diagnosed with breast cancer each year.
Each year, around 1,600 children are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. Thanks to major advances in treatment, around three-quarters of children with cancer are now successfully treated. But the disease claims around 250 lives every year, so our groundbreaking research must continue.
Five year survival rates for leukaemia have more than tripled in the last forty years. But despite this progress, around 4,600 people still lose their lives to the disease every year.
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK. Each year more than 43,500 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK, and the disease claims almost 35,200 lives.
Lymphoma is cancer that starts in the lymph glands or other organs of the lymphatic system. There are two broad classes - Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). There are more than 60 types of NHL and it is the 6th most common cancer in the UK with around 13,900 new cases each year.
Oesophageal cancer is the 14th most common cancer in the UK with around 9,100 new cases in the UK each year. Current survival rates show that 12% of people survive their diagnosis for 10 years or more. The impact of our past research has helped boost survival for people with advanced oesophageal cancer through the treatment of docetaxel.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in UK women, with more than 130 women every week being told they have the disease.
Survival rates remain very low in the UK, often because the disease is diagnosed late and is difficult to treat. We urgently need to find better ways to detect and treat the disease and we are committed to doing this through our research.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with around 41,700 cases diagnosed every year, so it’s crucial that we continue our work and find new ways to tackle the disease.
Around 37 people in the UK are told they have malignant melanoma (the most serious form of skin cancer) every day. Sadly, around six people lose their lives to the disease every day in the UK.
Shine Night Walk London supporters
Our headline partner, Ryvita
Ryvita are proud to be the headline partner of Shine Night Walk this autumn. During the night walk in London, the Ryvita team will be keeping you motivated on course, as well as handing out delicious sweet and savoury snacks for you to enjoy.
Our media partner, Absolute Radio
Absolute Radio are proud to be the official media partner of Shine Night Walk London. Look out for our DJs on the night, who will be getting you ready for a night to remember!
Listen to Absolute Radio on 105.8FM in London, on Digital, on App & on Smart Speaker.
SFM security by design
SFM security and event consultants are extremely proud to be sponsoring the Shine Night Walk for Cancer Research UK along with having our teams of security & stewards out there working alongside the volunteers and production teams.