Run to the Beat
|Run to the Beat|
|Date||October 5, 2008|
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Official site||Run to the Beat|
Organisers expected more than 12,000 runners to take part in the inaugural race in the London borough of Greenwich on October 5, 2008. But bad weather on the day and tube delays saw just 7252 runners cross the startline. Of those 55% were female and 45% were male.
Winner of the men's race
- 2008 John McFarlane, 1:10:12
Winner of the women's race
- 2008 Birhan Dagne, 1:18:22
The route started and finished at The O2. Runners then headed along the river towards the Thames Barrier, past Firepower - The Royal Artillery Museum, the Royal Artillery Barracks and Greenwich Park. A main stage was located next to the start–finish line and music was played at 16 stages along the route.
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