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Guy’s Urban Challenge 2016 - the highlights!

03.10.16 Categories: Cancer Centre Appeal, News from the hospital, Patient stories, Staff stories, Supporter stories

Registration is now open for Guy's Urban Challenge 2017 on Saturday 30th September 2017. Register today!

This weekend over 290 athletes took on the second Guy’s Urban Challenge – a 2.4km run around Guy's Campus, followed by a 15km cycle on a state-of-the-art Wattbike, topped off by a gruelling stair climb to the 29th floor of Guy's Tower – the world’s tallest hospital building.

All our challengers were raising funds for Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and Evelina London. So far, the total amount raised is over £94,000 – and we're still counting. Here are our highlights of the two-day event.

And they're off...

Getting set to pound the pavements. No shoving at the start line, please!

Gluttons for punishment

Emma and Caroline Oakley took on their second Urban Challenge, accompanied this year by their friend Michelle, to thank staff at Guy’s and St Thomas’ for treating their dad’s lung cancer.

Support from the hospital staff

A nine-strong team from our Radiotherapy unit slipped on their tutus to run – you were definitely working that orange, guys!

Rosh kept the pedals moving fast to raise funds for the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s – you made it look easy, Rosh!

Messages of support

The hard part may be over, but what a great way to inspire you on the 629-step climb down.

Thanks everyone!

Thanks to each and every person who took part in the race, to everyone who donated, to the volunteers who helped the challenge run smoothly, and to the firms which provided fantastic prizes for our raffle and much-needed energy boosts to fuel the challengers – you’re awesome!

You can check out more pictures from the two-day event on our Facebook photo album.

Registration is now open for Guy's Urban Challenge 2017 on Saturday 30th September 2017. Register today!