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Guy's Urban Challenge 2016 - the highlights

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

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

Pictured: Ania, Jelena and Chris from the Evelina Renal relay team looking very relieved at finishing the challenge!

This weekend over 290 athletes made it to the finish line for 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.

A large number of the participants were raising funds for Evelina London – many of them to say ‘thank you’ for the amazing care they or their children have received at the hospital. 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…

No shoving at the start line, please!

Georgie Smith took on the challenge to say thank you to Evelina London for her heart surgery. You make it look so easy, Georgie!

Well done to Laura Roden, who was pedalling super-hard! Laura's little niece Hope is treated at Evelina London.

 

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 en route 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!