Hyde Park: Royal Parks Summer 10K Series 2020

The Bandstand, Hyde Park, London
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The Race Organiser has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

--- Booking for this event has been stopped due to ongoing concerns regarding Coronavirus. The race organiser will be in touch with you in due course if you have made a booking for this event. ---

Run a 10k in London's most iconic park, where millions of runners have smashed unforgettable training runs and races for decades.

With its smooth tarmac pathways passing by the famous Serpentine Lake and legendary monuments, you'll be carried by the awe of history around you as you notch up kilometre after kilometre. In the shadow of Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch, Wellington Arch and Knightsbridge, you'll run alongside the World-famous Park Lane and through the lush green space of this jewel of all the Royal Parks.

Always a sell-out and attracting a range of runners, you'll find yourself amongst those of a similar pace to help drive you to a brilliant race result and an unbeatable finish line feeling. Everyone should be able to say they've run Hyde Park - once, twice, or maybe 100 times! Get another great run committed to your record books.

Start Time

09:30am

Registration

08:30 to 09:15

Races

NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at this event. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after the event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full requirements for which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week prior to the event.

One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.

Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.

Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing with a recommended 15-30 minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together and should arrive/start at the later of any times communicated to these participants prior to the event. Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.

Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and steward directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.

Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.

What to expect at events that go ahead:

Small and scheduled staggered/rolling wave starts

Contact-free registration with race pack by mail.

Simplified bag drop measures where available

Covid-secure water stations although self-sufficiency is advised Safe pick-up for medals and snacks

Bookable time windows from getting there to going home to control capacity.

The Bandstand, Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, London W2 2AR.

Medals: All finishers will receive a medal on completing the race.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories

Chip timed

Bag Drop: Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number.

Toilets: There are toilets opposite the Bandstand for use throughout the event that require a 20p coin.

Race Marshals: Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race.

Distance Markers: The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and Km markers where necessary.

Water Stations: There will be a water station at the finish, also passed on the first lap, at which water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.

Goody Bag: All runners will receive a goody bag on finishing the race.

Refreshments: Refreshments will be available at the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen throughout the event.

The course consists of 2 laps on mostly tarmac pathway, there are some parts with gravel that can be loose underfoot, and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.

Spectators: Spectators can watch from anywhere on the course and will see runners pass twice wherever they are situated.

Pacers: Pacers will not be offered at this race.

Buggies/Pushchairs: This race is suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.

Wheelchair Users: This race is suitable for wheelchair users.

Please visit the park website for information on getting to the race, and for information on parking.

Changing/Showers: There are no changing rooms or showers at this event.

Lost Property: Lost property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.

T-shirts are available for purchase during the order process and, subject to availability, at the race for £8 (cash only). Please note that pre-purchased T-shirts must be collected at one of the races listed in the product description and will not be available for collection at any other events.

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