Shine Night Walk London
Entries for Shine Night Walk London 2019 are now open
Take on a challenge like no other - a night-time walking marathon or half marathon through the capital's streets.
It's a night like no other. A night to beat cancer. A night to shine.
Arriving for your Shine Night Walk
We want you to have the best time at Shine Night Walk, so we've changed how we start Shine London following feedback on congestion at the start venue. We will now start each distance in waves with 10 minute intervals as follows:
Full Marathon: Waves setting off from 7pm until 8.20pm.
Half Marathon: Waves setting off from 8.30pm until 9.20pm.
10k: Waves setting off from 9.30pm until 10pm.
You need to:
• Choose which wave start time you'd like to join, along with your friends. Not everyone can be in the first wave, which we know from previous years is usually the most popular, so do make full use of the time allocated, otherwise you may spend longer queuing (we'll provide more information nearer to the event).
• We ask that you arrive 35-45 minutes before your chosen wave time. For example, if you're taking part in the full marathon, and want to start as part of the 7.30pm wave, you should arrive at around 6.45pm-6.55pm.
• It's crucial that you arrive within the correct time slot for your distance. You will not be able to begin your event in the incorrect time slot.
• Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee your starting wave time, and there may be some waiting on the night.
Choose a cancer type to beat
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.
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.