London Spring 10k
The London Spring 10k returns for a ninth year to the beautiful surroundings of this most beautiful of parks. Situated in the heart of London, the course will take you past the World-famous London Zoo - so do look out for a glimpse of the animals on your way!
The course will take in the sights and scenes of the park, including the boating lake, down the famous Regent's Park Broad Walk to the Ready Money Fountain. and then alongside the Zoo. The route is completely self-contained within the boundaries of the park, with no roads to cross and no vehicles to contend with.
The event is family friendly, and in addition to the main 10k race, there is an Adult's Fun Run of around 2 miles, and a short Children’s Race. The race is perfect for runners of all abilities, from those looking to complete their first 10k distance to seasoned 10k runners looking for a new PB.
Please note the following changes for the event and please read the codes of conduct below.
1. The first change you will notice is the start time. Rather than a single start time for all runners, we are operating a pre-booking system with start times available in 3-minute slots. People will be allocated a place on the start line according to their anticipated finish time, with the fastest runner lining up on the front of the start line.
2. Please arrive ready to run. There are no changing facilities and no facilities for left baggage – this is in line with UKA Guidelines.
3. A sterile area will be in force around the start line with strictly no access to anybody other than participants and race officials. Once you enter this area you will not be able to leave until your race begins. NO SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED WITHIN THIS STERILE AREA.
4. Again, in line with UKA Guidelines, water, in sealed bottles, will be available at the finish and you will be required to collect it yourself from an unmanned water table – hand sanitiser and gloves will be available for you to use. There will not be a water station on the course. Please dispose of the bottles and other litter in the bins provided.
5. Again, in line with UKA Guidelines, no results, race prizes or awards will be available on the day. Results will be uploaded immediately to our website and emailed to participants. Race and age group winners will receive a trophy in the post after the event. Medals will be available to be collected at the event.
6. There will be toilet facilities at the start / finish area and these will be sanitised regularly. Please play your part by washing your hands thoroughly and using hand sanitiser before and after use.
7. Hand sanitiser will be available – please use it regularly.
8. You must maintain social distancing at all times – before, during and after the race. When overtaking another runner please be mindful of the space available.
9. Spectators are not encouraged to attend – but if they must do so, they should not congregate around the race start or finish areas.
10. Once you finish your race please continue to walk through the finish funnel and return direct to your vehicle – do not wait for friends or family.
11. Please read the Participants and Spectators Code of Conduct - Please observe the ‘Rule of 6’ and do not gather in large groups to discuss the race or take team photos.
All race finishers will receive a bespoke medal
Goodies at the finish line
There are prizes for the leading men and women, plus leading vet categories (three to score)
Start location near to The Hub, Regents Park, London, NW1 4RU
The park is easily accessible by foot. You can enter the park through several gates and the Hub is located in the centre of the park close to the Winter Gardens. The closest entrances are Monkey Gate opposite Primrose Hill. Once in the park, follow the signs to the Hub and you will be able to easily find the Race HQ. There will also be race signage once you enter the park indicating which way to go.
For those who wish to drive to the event there is very limited parking available on the Outer Circle. Parking is pay and display which opens at 9am on Sunday morning. Please note no vehicles may enter the park under any circumstances.
By Public Transport
There are a number of local bus routes that will take you to Regent’s Park and it is a short walk to Race HQ.
The park is easily accessible by Tube, with several stations surrounding the park. The closest station to the start race HQ is Baker Street.
The Regents Park 10k course is a three lap route covering the tarmac paths within the boundaries of Regents Park. The course has been officially measured and carries a certificate of course accuracy (certificate number: 11/174). The route is generally flat with only one gentle incline. The surface is tarmac throughout and your favourite road shoes will be fine.
Registration; The registration desk will be open from 08.30am and will be located close to The Hub. It will be signposted.
Start times: The 10k race and 2 mile Adult Fun Run will start using waves from 9.00am - please keep an eye open for emails requesting your preferred start time. You are free to choose your own approximate start time and we will do our best to accommodate your request, with runners lining up in each wave according to anticipated finish times, with the fastest runner lining up on the front of the start line.
The Children’s Race will start at 10.00am.
Race packs will be sent out prior to race day.
Prior to race day, you will receive an email letting you know if your bib number has been mailed out to you, or whether you need to collect it on race day. If you have entered your race in good time, your bib number will be sent to you in the post but if you have entered the race close to the race date, you will need to collect your bib number on the morning of the event.
Bib numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt and not on your legs or back. If you do wear your number on your legs or back, we cannot guarantee you will receive an accurate finish time. Make sure you do not damage the chip, which is attached to your bib number.
Please also make sure that you complete the medical information on the reverse of your bib number – this is to assist us in case of a medical incident.
Remember that bib numbers are strictly non-transferable - this is particularly imperative at this time as it is now more important than ever that we know who is taking part in the event.
Collecting your bib number on race day
When you arrive at the race HQ, make your way to the registration area where a race official will take your name and advise you of your race number – and you will be asked to sanitise your hands and, if you wish, put on gloves, before collecting your bib number from the sanitised storage box on the Collection Desk. Please remember to socially distance from all race officials and anybody else who is collecting a number. One of our team will be managing any queues to ensure everybody follows social distance etiquette.
Entries on the Day
Please note that you will not be able to enter the race on the day due to UK Athletics guidelines.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. Results should be available on our website www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as you cross the finish line. Provisional results will be published as soon as possible after the race has finished and final results will be published as soon as is practical on the day after the race.
Trophies and awards will be sent in the post after the event.
All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results by email as soon as possible on the first working day after the race.
The minimum age on race day is 15 years for the 10k distance.
As the event is run under UK Athletics rules and takes place on paths around the park, headphones are permitted. However, we ask that you have the volume low enough to hear marshal instructions.
Toilets are located at The Hub.
Baggage Drop Off
The Baggage drop off will be located next to the registration desk and will be open from 08.30 am.
The on-site café located at The Hub will be open.
Water and Aid Stations
There will be a water station at the end of each lap (approximately every two miles) and at the start and finish. We will ensure that they are well supplied but runners, as always, have the option of carrying their own water bottles. We are happy to refill water bottles for you.
Changing and Shower Facilities
There are no changing rooms or showers available for this event.
St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be fully marshalled to provide assistance to participants. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
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