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Run the River

Proudly supported by Citi

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Run the River

Since 2014, over 13,000 runners have taken part in the iconic Run the River. 

Join hundreds of runners on the banks of the River Thames for a twilight 5k or 10k, taking in some of London’s most impressive landmarks. This year, there is even a new and improved route.

By taking part, you’ll be helping to unlock the potential in all children by raising money for Teach First. This unmissable annual event is run in partnership with Citi as part of their inspiring e for education campaign. Our 2019 event partner is Jupiter Asset Management.

The first 500 sign-ups will receive the Early Bird discounted entry of £35, so don’t delay, sign up now. Team entries are £30 for teams of 5 or more. You can find guidance on how to register a team here.

Help us build a fair education for all: set up a fundraising page or donate directly to the Run the River campaign.


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“It was lovely running through London, especially as the sun was going down. Everyone was in high spirits – it was such good fun. I was proud to be raising funds for Teach First and supporting such a great cause.” - Becky, Run the River finisher

Runner rewards

Top quality running t-shirt
High quality technical t-shirt
Add to your trophy cabinet
Goody bag
Crammed full of goodies from our partners

Why support Teach First

All children deserve a brilliant education, regardless of their circumstances. But our education system provides the least support to those who need it most.

That's why Teach First is dedicated to finding and developing great people to become inspiring teachers and leaders in schools serving disadvantaged communities.

We rely on fundraising and donations to develop programmes and opportunities to support our teachers – and their pupils – to truly smash the class ceiling. Because when schools and communities are empowered to succeed, so are its young people. 


Our partners

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Proud supporters of Run the River since 2014


Jupiter Assest Management

Jupiter Asset Management

Event Partner

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