Wembley 10k run raises £500,000 for charity

Thousands took part in the special running event in Wembley (pic credit: Jan Nevill)

Thousands took part in the special running event in Wembley (pic credit: Jan Nevill) - Credit: Archant

Thousands from across the capital took part in a special music-centric 10k run around Wembley to raise more than £500,000 for a good cause.

A mix casual runners and fitness fanatics participated in the Sure Run to the Beat event, raising the five-figure sum for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research which funds programmes aimed at eradicating blood cancer and provide support for sufferers in the UK.

Runners passed some of Wembley’s most iconic landmarks including Wembley Stadium and the SSE Arena en route to the finish line on Sunday.

They were spurred on by a host of live DJ, including Tom Parker, of boy band The Wanted, who played a selection of motivational tunes from 14 music stages dotted along the route.

Cllr Kana Naheerathan, Mayor of Brent said: “Wembley is delighted to welcome Sure Run to the Beat to the area.

“Seeing so many people from the UK and as far afield as the USA and Middle East come to the area is a rewarding sight today.

“We welcome all runners and their support teams to enjoy everything the area has to offer.”

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