Tower of London Run


Wednesday 2 May 2018


Tower of London

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Take on a 5k or 10k run and explore the wonders of this awesome fortress at the Tower of London Run.

This truly unique charity event will be even more special in 2018, as we celebrate 40 years of the Tower of London Run. Join us to walk, jog or run laps around the Tower's famous moat.

Online entry will close on Wednesday 25 April 2018

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When: Wednesday 2 May 2018

Where: Tower of London


Join us at this unique charity event for the Tower of London's 40th birthday.

Steeped in history, this iconic London landmark plays host to the Tower of London Run in 2018. The route is entirely on grass and consists of 1km laps around the moat, you can walk, jog or run up to 10k. 

                  Registration fee
 Adult  £20
 Child (under 18's)  £10 - download entry form (pdf)

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event. It's the money you raise that powers our life saving research

Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult at all times. You can also sign up offline by completing a digital entry form and sending back to us.

Running with your family, friends or colleagues? Enter your Team name and Team Leader's name when you sign up.

Your entry includes

  • Technical exclusive '40th birthday' T-shirt 
  • Training guidance
  • Fundraising support
  • Medical support
  • A post-event massage (for a small donation)
  • Luggage drop
  • Full route signage and marshalling 
  • Water at the finish line
  • A medal for all finishers

Got a question? 

Need some more information about the event? Or perhaps you have a burning question that you'd like answering, well our useful FAQ's should provide the answer.  

You can also get event updates, and ask questions on our Tower of London Facebook page 

Download the FAQ's 

Contact us

If you would like more information on any of our events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:

Tel: 0300 330 3322

Email: [email protected]

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Make your travel plans

The Moat, Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB

By foot or bike

There are usually three bicycle stands at the Tower, located next to the main shop.


Tower Hill is the nearest station. Follow signage to the Tower of London at the exit, and please the site via the East Gate.

By Docklands Light Railway

Tower Gateway Station is located next to Tower Hill station.

By bus

15, 42, 78, 100, RV1

By River Boat

Nearest river access - Tower Pier. Riverboats for Tower Pier depart from Charing Cross, Westminster and Greenwich.

By car

Note there is no parking at the Tower of London. The nearest coach and car park is situated on Lower Thames Street, a two minute walk to the main entrance. The car park has a lift and stairs. Pedestrian walkways are clearly marked, and show the direction of exit to the Tower of London and pay machines.

Raise money

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, such as venue hire, toilets and medical cover. This run is a fundraising event, it is the money you raise that powers our life saving research. We ask that you raise £10 for every kilometre you'll accomplish. If you raise over £500 you'll be eligible to join our exclusive 500 club, more information can be found on the tab above.

Creating an online fundraising page is the easiest way to raise money. It takes a few minutes to set up and a link can then be easily shared with your friends and family on social media and by email. Remember, you're taking part in an amazing challenge - people will want to support you.  


We know fundraising can be quite a challenge, and it isn't always easy asking friends and family to sponsor you. 

To help you with fundraising, we've created the Tower of London Sweepstake. All you need to do is find a prize and then ask friends, family or colleagues to pick a Tower for suggested donation of £2....the winner bags the prize, and you get to add £48 to your sponsorship total. 

Download Tower of London Sweepstake poster 

Matched Giving

Lots of companies operate Matched Giving schemes that can double the amount of money you raise. Find out if your employer operates a scheme and if they will match what you raise. Remind them that it’s tax efficient for them and it benefits the BHF.


This is a challenging run and you'll need to have a good level of fitness to take part. Plan your training with expert tips and advice in our training zone. Take a look at our recommended kit list on what to wear on the day and what to take with you.
Why not treat yourself to some BHF professional running kit available in our online store. The stylish tops are made from breathable fabric, optimising airflow whilst you run.

Being active is an important part of reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Get more heart health tips

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Join us on Facebook

Join the Tower of London Run Facebook page and get the latest event information, and share hints and tips about training and fundraising with fellow runners.

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Volunteer for us

Our events cannot happen without the help of our fantastic volunteers. If you would like to help out in the lead up to this event or on event day then please get in touch with us and we'll send you more information.

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Timings for the day

3.15pm Arrival from 3.15pm
4.10pm   Warm up 
4.30pm First wave of runners start
4.45 - 7pm      Runners set off in waves every 15 minutes 
8pm Course closes


  • Massage (we ask for a small donation)
  • Changing facilities
  • Baggage drop - a baggage label will be attached for your runner number
  • Catering - within the Tower of London
  • T-shirts for all runners

The Route

The route is made up of 1km laps of the Moat around the Tower. You can do as many laps as you wish, up to 10km.

Download the route map

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Welcome to the club

Be part of our exclusive 500 club, for those who smash the minimum sponsorship target and go on to raise over £500. 

If you have £500 or more (excluding GiftAid) pledged by your supporters on your JustGiving page firstly congratulations you are amazing! You'll now be eligible to join the 500 Club and receive your exclusive BHF jersey

For teams to be eligible there must be at least £500 or more (excluding Gift Aid) pledged per person, along with the names of all eligible entrants showing on the team fundraising page and each individual needs to fill in a separate form in each case to claim the 500 club jersey.

(E.g A team of 4 would need a minimum of £2000 (exc Gift Aid) pledged on their team page)

How do I claim?

Complete our form to request your jersey

Size Chart

Size XS  XL  XXL 
Chest Size (In)  33-35 35-37 37-39 39-41


Chest Size (Cm)  84-89  89-94  94-99  99-104  104-109  109-114 

Note: Due to the fit being small, we recommend ordering one size up to your usual size.

Frequently asked questions regarding the 500 club

Terms and Conditions

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