Tower of London Run


Wednesday 17 May 2017


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 2017.

Join us for this truly unique charity event, where you'll walk, jog or run laps around the Tower's famous moat, all in the fight against heart disease.

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When: Wednesday 17 May 2017

Where: Tower of London

Steeped in history this iconic London landmark plays host to the Tower of London Run for the 39th time in 2017. Have the opportunity to run in the footsteps of Royalty and join our fight against heart disease. The route is entirely on grass and consists of 1km laps around the moat, you can walk, jog or run up to 10k.

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

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

Runners under 18 must register by completing a downloadable entry form. On event day they must be accompanied at all times by an adult. 

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

Your entry includes

  • Training guidance
  • Fundraising support
  • Medical support
  • Full route signage and marshalling 
  • Water at the finish line
  • A medal for all finishers

We're up for an award

We've been shortlisted for a prestigious Running Award for best charity, and we need your help to win! Please cast your vote by 20 March and help us go for gold.

Contact us

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

Tel: 0845 130 8663

Email: [email protected]

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

We want to put a stop to the devastation caused by heart disease, through our life saving research. We rely on your fundraising to ensure this vital work can continue. Together we will improve the lives of babies born with heart defects, find the genes that cause inherited heart conditions and one day find a cure for heart failure and heart disease.

We are asking everyone to raise at least £50 per person in sponsorship for this event. 

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. 


Take a look at our fundraising guide for more ideas, tips and support to help you smash your target.

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.

Get fit for your challenge

Improve your fitness levels before taking part! Plan your training with expert tips and advice in our running training zone.

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

Make sure you have the right kit

Take a look at our recommended running kit list for what to wear on the day and what to bring with you. You'll receive your participant number in the post just before the event.

Why not treat yourself some BHF professional running kit available in our online store. The stylish tops are made from breathable fabric, optimising airflow whilst you train or run. Buy yours up today...and help us to continue to win the fight against heart disease.

Get your family and friends involved

Our events cannot happen without the help of our fantastic volunteers. If you, or a family member or friend 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 will send you more information

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At the start

15:00 - 19:00   Registration open
16:15  Warm-up and safety briefing
16:30  Event starts (start your run any time between 16:30 and 19:00)
19:00  Last runners start 
20:00  Event finishes

The route

The route is made up of 1km laps in the Tower's moat, the run is entirely on grass.


A secure baggage drop area will be available for a suggested £1.00 donation. 

Portaloos and changing rooms will be available in marquees in the moat.

There are many cafes around the outside of the moat. Water will be available at the start and finish, and en route. 

The event is fully signed and marshalled, with first aid cover provided.

Friends and family are very welcome to come along and encourage you around the course. Dogs, on tight leads, are also welcome as part of the cheering squad.

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