Shine London 2012

Shine London 2012

Full marathon:
Saturday 29 September 9.00pm
Half marathon:
Saturday 29 September 7.30pm
Entry fee:

* This fee goes toward the cost of staging the event.

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Join with friends and family to take part in Shine London.  Choose to walk a full marathon (26.2 miles) or a half marathon (13.1 miles).  You can select how you would like the money you raise to be used — either to support research on one of 12 prevalent forms of cancer, or to support Cancer Research UK’s wider groundbreaking work against the disease.

Half marathon event timetable

  • 6:30pm – Arrive at Battersea Power Station
  • 7:00pm – Warm up
  • 7:30pm – Half marathon begins

Full marathon event timetable

  • 8:00pm – Arrive at Battersea Power Station
  • 8:30pm – Warm up
  • 9:00pm – Full marathon begins

Course route

A view of Battersea Power Station from the ThamesThis year Shine London has a new and exciting route.

The full and half marathon will start and finish at Battesea Power Station and will take in some of London’s most iconic sights as your explore the city at night.

Have a look at the route outline (PDF, 760KB) to see some of the landmarks you’ll pass along the way.

What will you need on the night?

It’s important that you’re dressed comfortably for Shine, and there are a few things you need to remember to bring on the night. Take a look at our advice on what to wear, and what to bring with you to Shine Manchester.

Training plans and tips

Start your training as soon as possible with our training plans and healthy living tips. We’ve also included information on why it’s important to spot cancer early.