Adidas City Run - Shoreditch 10K
"The third edition of the original adidas City Run is returning to the streets of East London in 2019 with a brand new summer date – Sunday July 14!
Taking place in one of London’s most creative and diverse boroughs, the Shoreditch 10K has established itself as one of the capitals most vibrant and energetic running events. With a flat route that winds through some of the most eclectic corners of the borough of Hackney, you’ll pass iconic street art, local supporters lining the streets and DJ’s dropping the freshest beats as you make your way to the finish line located in Shoreditch Park where the party awaits."
The Shoreditch 10K route has been designed to showcase the very best of one of London’s most vibrant areas. From the trendy Hoxton Square packed full of bars, restaurants and art galleries through to historic tree lined roads in Dalston’s De Beauvoir, you’re sure to discover the true personality of this energetic and diverse borough as you’re cheered all the way to the finish line in Shoreditch Park.
Please note, this schedule is provisional and timings are subject to final confirmation.
Sunday July 14: Shoreditch Park
07:45 : Event Village Opens
09:00 : Warm-Up Begins
09:30 : Race Starts
13:00 : Event Village Closes
Free tech t-shirt
Free race photo album
Bespoke training sessions
What's the minimum age to enter?
You have to be 16 years old by 31st Dec 2019 to run in our event. Please also note that if you are 15, 16 or 17 years old by time of entering, you will need to get your parent or guardian to complete this for you: Parental Consent Form.
I've entered but can no longer take part. What are my options?
All General Entry runners who can no longer participate in the event more than 30 days prior to the event date may transfer their entry to another adidas City Runs event. Runners however, cannot defer their entry into the following year’s events. Notice of this will need to be sent to email@example.com stating clearly the desire to transfer and putting ‘SHOREDITCH transfer’ in the subject line of the email.
Can I change my details (such as the address my t-shirt and pack will be sent to)?
You can change your details up until 30 days prior to the event. You can do this by logging into your account (using the details setup during registration) and edit your information here:https://myevents.active.com.
When will I receive my event pack and adidas race day t-shirt?
Packs will be sent out about 2 weeks before the event but can arrive as late as the day before.
If you do not receive a pack then you will need to come to the Event Village at Shoreditch Park on Saturday 29 June (the day before the event) between 12:00 – 17:00. Please remember to bring a photo ID and your confirmation email.
If you entered using an international address you will have to collect your pack and t-shirt on the day of the event.
What t-shirt size do I need / Can I change my t-shirt size?
If you have not received your t-shirt, you can change your t-shirt size anytime up to 30 days before the event date by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Shoreditch 10K T-Shirt Size Change’.
If you have already received your t-shirt and it does not fit you may be able to swap it. Please come to the Event Village in Shoreditch Park on Saturday 29th June (the day before the event) between 12:00 – 17:00.
Please bring your current pack to swap (not just the t-shirt), as we will need to issue you a new timing chip that correlates to your new runner number that is printed on your new t-shirt.
I'm an international participant. When and where do I get my Event Pack from?
If you entered using an international address you will not receive your Event Pack in the post. You will need to come to the Event Village in Shoreditch Park on Saturday July 13 (the day before the event) between 11:30 – 17:30. Please remember to bring a photo ID and your confirmation email.
What's my start time?
Start waves will be released approximately 2 weeks prior to the event weekend. Please check back closer to the event date.
Do I have to wear the free adidas t-shirt?
All runners must wear the free adidas race day t-shirt they receive in advance of the event. This will have your unique race number printed on it which will pair with your timing chip and also be used to identify you for your personal photos.
If you have secured a GOSH place you will be given a charity vest from GOSH to wear. You will receive a race number bib in your Event Pack and will be required to pin this on to make sure you get picked up by our photographers and receive your personal photos.
Do I have to collect a timing chip?
You will receive your timing chip along with your adidas race day t-shirt in the post in the lead up to the event. Remember to wear this on your shoe on race day so you can get an official time!
Will there be Pacers?
Yes. Our friendly pacers sourced through the adidas Runners community will be there on the day to help you achieve your target time.
We have pacers for the following times:
Sub 40 minutes
What's the cut off time?
The last runner to cross the start line has 1 hour and 40 minutes to finish. Unfortunately, we have to have a cut off time due to road closure limitations. Don’t fear, there is plenty of time to finish – runners need to be able to maintain a 6kph pace across the route (this is brisk walking pace)
Will there be a bag drop?
Yes. We want you to be able to get some fresh clothes on before re-joining your family and friends to Unlock Shoreditch and make the most of the fantastic offers we’ve organised. Remember to keep your medal with you to access these great discounts.
Can I walk around the Event Village and Route?
Yes of course. Our Event Village is open to runners and spectators from 07:45 until 13:00 and will be full of entertainment and food and drink vendors for everyone to enjoy. There will be crossing points at various sections of the route too, where our Marshals will be on hand to point you to the nearest one.
Can I listen to music whilst running?
We strongly discourage the use of any equipment that acts as an impediment to hearing or concentration when running. This includes, but is not limited to, mobile telephones, personal stereos and MP3 players. Please note we cannot be responsible for accidents resulting from taking part with such equipment.
Are you accepting participants taking part in a wheelchair?
Whist we are always looking for ways to make our events as inclusive as possible, we unfortunately are unable to accommodate wheelchair racers. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.
Can I run with my child in a buggy?
Yes, however the child must remain in the buggy at all times and not run alongside the other runners, and each runner who runs with a buggy must set off at the back of the final pen. If you wish to run with your child in a buggy please complete this Parental Consent Form and bring it to Help Desk on Sunday morning ahead of the race start. Please note Help Desk will be open from 07:45.
The best race in London
By far the best organised event I’ve attended
The racing tee was of great quality and I liked the fact it had the bib number on it.
The venue was easy to get to and bag drop was quick and easy. They also had a small changing room/tent which was a neat touch.
The route was interesting and entertainment during the race was perfect.
The medal is really neat.
Would highly recommend this race.
Good event - a bit pricey!
The packs are sent in the post in advance and the t-shirt is good quality. There's no running number as this is printed on your t-shirt, which is novel.
Organisation is good. There is a bit of standing around in pens before the start and, if it's raining, you get very cold and wet.
Very zig-zaggy but completely flat; it does get a bit tiring going around corners constantly. There were a lot of people running very 'erratically' and this can be annoying - you might get bumped into as people jump around trying to cut corners. The route is slightly congested in places.
The 'after party' at the end of the race is great, with plenty on offer to do post-race. Having the medal handed to you by elite Adidas runners was a nice touch!
The medal is huge and heavy. Almost unnecessarily so. City runs are expensive compared to other 10kms races (even others in the city); you do get the Adidas t-shirt, which is nice and makes a change, but the medal is too large/heavy and could be made smaller to save a few quid.
Would I do it again? Yes, probably.