Natural History Museum - Race for Nature 10k / 5k

Hyde Park, London

Organiser's Description

Always wanted to dash like a dinosaur or gallop like a gazelle?

Take part in a 5k or a 10k run in a special local habitat: beautiful Hyde Park. Race for Nature and raise money for a future where both people and the planet can thrive.

Runners of all abilities are welcome to join, whether you're as slow as a snail or can give a cheetah a run for its money. All our racers will receive a special Natural History Museum medal. The 10k run is for those aged 17 and over, the 5k run is for those aged 11 and over.

Dressing up as something inspired by the natural world is all part of the fun. As a runner, you will receive emails filled with fundraising tips, training advice and costume ideas in the lead up to the event.

Fundraising is strongly encouraged and the highest fundraisers will receive special Museum prizes. There will also be special prizes and thank you packs to the quickest runners and for the best fancy dress!

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There is a concrete path, some sharp bends and inclinations at places. Suitable for most abilities. Spectators can watch from anywhere on the course and will see you pass twice wherever they are. The nearby Serpentine Bar & Kitchen is open for refreshments.

The Bandstand in Hyde Park, in the south-east corner of the park. The Bandstand is located near Hyde Park Corner tube station and to the east of The Serpentine Lake. It is a two-minute walk from The Serpentine Bar and Kitchen. There is only one bandstand in Hyde Park. The Bandstand, Hyde Park, South Carriage Drive or Park Lane, W1J 7NT.

The minimum age for participants of the 5k race is 11, and for the 10k is 17. Participants under the age of 18 require parental consent prior to attending the event,

Race numbers will be collected on the day of the race at registration.

Bookings are required. No refunds will be given.

The event will begin promptly. We cannot allow you to join the event after it has commenced and no refunds will be given to latecomers.

The 10k run is for those aged 17 and over, the 5k run is for those aged 11 and over. Participants under the age of 18 require parental consent prior to attending the event. Parental consent must be given on the pre-event questionnaire prior to the race.

Please read the FAQs before booking to ensure you get the most out of the event.

It is your responsibility to determine, through obtaining appropriate medical advice, that you are fit and well to take part in the event. Before commencing any exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and healthy to participate in this event. If in doubt you should consult a GP before purchasing a ticket to the event. You also acknowledge and agree that the Natural History Museum will not be liable for any illness or injury resulting from your participation in this event. The Natural History Museum has the right to withdraw you from participating.

We would really appreciate it if you could fundraise for the Museum.

All participants receive a medal after the event.

There will be prizes for the the fasters runners, the biggest fundraiser and for the best fancy dress.

A free ticket for a carer accompanying a guest with a disability can be requested on +44 (0)20 7942 5000, Monday to Friday, 9.30-17.30, subject to availability.

The Natural History Museum will use your personal data in accordance with data protection legislation. We will hold your contact information for up to three months after the event and will not use it except for the purposes of safeguarding and administering Race for Nature (including sending information relating to the event by email) and verifying the parental consents.

Please note that there will be photography taking place throughout the event for the benefit of the Natural History Museum. The Museum may use these images for future event promotion on social and print media and for website activities. If you do not wish for your pictures to be used for event promotion purposes please indicate this on the pre-event survey. If you have any concerns about this, please let a member of staff know at the event, or contact us at

We would really appreciate it if you could fundraise for the Museum.

£50 and it could help our scientists explore new sources of food

£75 and it could help to professionally train amateur scientists

£100 and it could help keep a dinosaur safely preserved for future generations

£200 and it could help fund our research into biodiversity loss

£500 and it could help fund a field trip investigating climate change

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