Get Fit And Fight Homelessness With Shelter

Introducing Urban Rush, a 15 mile adventure through London

With most of us restricted to laps of the local park, running in London can be a monotonous business.

Which is why Urban Rush, an event organised by the UK's biggest homeless and bad housing charity Shelter, is worth getting your trainers on for: it takes in some of the capital's most iconic scenery.

Taking place on Sunday 2 October to mark Shelter's 50th anniversary, it's a 15 mile race that starts in Queen Elizabeth Park in Stratford and ends in Putney, taking in the delights of the East End, central London and the Thames along the way - perfect to distract you from your cramp. 

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Shelter are hoping to raise more than £80,000 and with a family losing a home every 21 minutes in the capital, it's hard to think of a better reason to get a jog on.

 For more information and to sign-up visit shelter.org.uk or follow @ShelterRush on Twitter.