Shine London 2013
- Full marathon:
- Saturday 28 September 8.15pm
- Half marathon:
- Saturday 28 September 9.45pm
- Entry fee:
* This fee goes toward the cost of staging the event.
Let’s walk all over cancer!
Shine is Cancer Research UK’s night-time walking marathon open to men, women and children over 13.
You can walk a full or half marathon and raise money for research into new treatments for all types of cancer, OR raise money specifically for one of 12 cancer types.
“Everyone is here for the same reason, and that’s what carries you through to the end of the walk.” Andy, Shine 2012 Participant
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Grab a group of your friends and family and join 10,000 other people wearing neon, lights and glow sticks and be a part of an amazing event that will help us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Sign up your friends and family
Invite your friends and family to join Shine and walk all over cancer! Tell your friends or simply sign them up for Shine now!
Getting to London
Shine London will start and finish at Battersea Power Station on Saturday 28 September. You will walk an incredible route around the City so you can see iconic landmarks lit up at night-time. We recommend arriving at Shine on time to make the most of this fun and unique evening.
Arrival and start times are different for the full and half marathons. Please make sure you refer to the correct start time for your walk distance.
A course map will be available to download here approximately two weeks before the event and a copy will also be handed out on the night.
The map will give you all the information you need to walk your full or half marathon, including the route, directions, mile markers, pit stops (with food and drink to keep you going), toilets and emergency contacts.
Encourage your friends and family to show their support as you cross the start or finish line. Don’t forget to encourage them to come dressed up in ‘lights’ too! Better yet, get them to show their support for Shine by volunteering on the night!
Public transport, parking and travel information
There is no parking near the venue so we strongly recommend you use public transport to and from your Shine event.
Please plan your route before the event to make sure that you arrive on time. We recommend that you spend some time working out what your approximate finish time might be and plan your journey home at this time accordingly - please bear in mind that some public transport will not be running over night so it is best to not assume it is!
For help planning your route both to and from the event please visit or call:
- Transport for London (TfL) 0843 222 1234
- National Rail Enquiries 0845 748 4950
- Traveline (public transport information) 0871 200 2233
- AA Route Planner
Remember to check TfL and National Rail Enquiries nearer to the event to see if there are any weekend engineering works that may affect your journey.
The nearest train stations are Battersea Park, Queenstown Road and Vauxhall. The venue is served by a night bus and is a short distance from Vauxhall Bus Station which has bus services to all over London throughout the day and night. Vauxhall is also a Tube station on the Victoria Line.
For those who would like an extra challenge and would like to cycle to and from Shine, cycle parking provision will be available at Battersea Power Station.
Alternatively you may want to look up some taxi numbers to take you home or ask a relative or friend to come and pick you up – it would be an early morning for them but it could be their way of showing their support!
“It’s a fantastic atmosphere here, it’s so electric... I’m raring to go!” - Claire, Shine 2012 participant
Take part in an incredible event and raise money for translational research.
Enter Shine and raise money to help us beat cancer
Simply choose one of these areas to support and click the enter now button.
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