The ‘London Pizza Run’ Combines A 5k/10k Race With Pizza Breaks

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The Pizza Run is heading back to London for 2019. Are you ready to be powered by pizza?

Inspired by NYC’s famous Pizza Run, this carb-tastic event combines a 5k or 10k race with pizza breaks on each lap. (Photo by @nycpizzarun)


Someone extremely intelligent thought it would be a good idea to recreate the Stateside phenomenon here in the UK, setting up ‘Pizza 5ks’ in Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol, and of course, London. And they were right. Last year’s races were a huge success so, naturally, they’re doing it all again. (See our guide to running events in London.)

Photo: @stevehldn
Photo: @stevehldn

The location of the race is yet to be confirmed – although last year’s took place on Mudchute Farm in east London, so that could be a clue. They’ve also extended the course, so runners can choose to stick with the 5k, or ambitiously tackle the 10. NB: more kilometres may well equal more pizza, so that’s probably worth considering.


Tickets cost £19.99 (+ booking fee) if you’re running the 5k, or £24.99 for the 10k. Race entry includes your number, two slices of pizza, a shiny finishers medal and access to the afterparty. There’ll be pizza-themed prizes for top finishers and, yes, fancy dress is absolutely encouraged.

So go on, grab a pizza the action.

Georgie Hoole

Georgie Hoole

Georgie is Deputy Editor at Secret London. She loves a trendy café and is all too familiar with the extortionate price of a coffee in the capital. She enjoys the finer things in life (like red wine on a school night and eating Ben and Jerry's straight from the tub) and hasn't quite grasped the concept of adulthood yet.