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Leake Street Tunnel turned into an outdoor gym

Updated: Feb 5, 2020

Ahead of the IAAF World Championships (taking place in London from 4th to 13th August) and as part of their #IMoveLondon campaign, ASICS launched ‘Run the Tube’; an 85-metre multi-sensory LED tunnel installation.

The epic LED tunnel made from hoops of light, first opened on Leake Street on 3rd August, before moving to the Olympic Park for 5th and 6th August then finally to Clapham Common from 8th to 10th August.

The visual phenomenon, designed by American artists Rob Jensen and Warren Trezevan, was launched to encourage Londoners to get up and move, and to embrace the outdoors for their workouts.

Londoners were inspired to head to the tunnel after work to boost their fitness levels by taking part in a range of classes including bodyweight training, meditation, yoga and running with SMSB Global captain Charlie Dark. By downloading The Runkeeper™ app, participants were able to keep track of their runs in real time, set their own goals for training and win workout rewards.

In attendance on the launch night, were a range of legendary athletes including Allen Johnson, Andreas Thorkildsen and Dwight Phillips.

It was great to see Leake Street Tunnel lit up and packed out…a small sign of things to come 😉

For more information on #IMoveLondon, visit asics.com/imovelondon.

Tunnel Rules

London & Continental Railways Limited (LCR), the landlord of Leake Street Arches and the managers of the Leake Street Tunnel, are keen to support the creative community working on Leake Street and ensure that other people in the local area continue to value the contribution that tunnel activities bring to the neighbourhood. These Tunnel Rules are designed to create an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Events, Filming and Photography

If you are interested in holding an event (including photo shoot or film shoot) in the public spaces of Leake Street Arches, please complete this Authorisation Form and send to info@leakestreetarches.london.

If you are interested in holding a private event at one of the businesses in Leake Street Arches, please contact the business directly or email us on
info@leakestreetarches.london and we will introduce you.

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