The Regent's Park: Summer 10k Series - April

Regent's Park, London
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Organiser's Description

Join us at this beautiful Royal Park, famous for its iconic 10k course and fast times across the board for runners at all levels. You'll quickly see why more than 100,000 finishers have chosen The Regent's Park, with its beautiful landscape and great race atmosphere.

With the start/finish line next to The Hub - the Park's largest cafe - a course which runs past London Zoo, the tranquil boating lake, floral gardens, centuries-old statues and monuments, then acres of open space for relaxing and recovering with friends, you'll be able to make this a great day out.

This is race 1 of 6 in The Regent's Park Summer 10k Series 2020, taking place on the first Sunday of each month from April to September.

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.

All finishers will receive a medal

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

Chip-timed

Bag Drop

Water Stations

Goody Bag

The Hub, The Regent's Park, The Outer Circle, London NW1 4RU.

Regent's Park is highly accessible by public transport.

Tube stations closest to Regent's Park are:

Buses that stop around the Park are:

  • 2 Marylebone Station - Norwood Bus Garage
  • 13 Aldwych - Golders Green
  • 18 Euston - Sudbury
  • 27 Chalk Farm/Morrisons - Glenthorne House
  • 30 Portman St/Selfridges - Hackney Wick/Trowbridge Rd
  • 74 Baker St Station - Putney Exchange
  • 88 Wingate Square - Parliament Hill Fields
  • 113 John Prince's St/Oxford Circus - Edgware Station
  • 139 Waterloo Station/Tenison Way - Golders Green Station
  • 189 Marble Arch Station - Brent Cross Shopping Centre
  • 274 Angel Islington - Lancaster Gate
  • 453 Great Central Street - Deptford Bridge

By car: If you are coming by car, the postcode for the Park is NW1 4NR, but this is for guidance only as the Park covers a large area.

Pay and display parking is available in Regent's Park, but places are limited.

On Sundays you can park your car without charge on Prince Albert Road NW8, just on the other side of the Regent's Canal. There are parking restrictions on the Outer Circle road from 9:00am and you cannot purchase a ticket until 9:00am.

The course consists of 3-laps, all on tarmac or hard gravel pathway, 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.

Buggies/Pushchairs: This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.

Wheelchair Users: This race is suitable for wheelchair users.

Entry on the Day: Subject to a £2 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).

Age Requirements: Participants must be aged 15 or over on the day of the race.

Registration: From 08:30 to 09:15.

Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.

Timing: Chip-timed, with a new race number/chip for each race in the series.

Licensing: This race will be licensed with UK Athletics and the results submitted to Run Britain within a week of the race.

Pacers: Pacers will not be offered at this race.

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 free toilets in The Hub for use throughout the event.

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

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

Water Stations: There will be water stations on the route at the finish, passed on each lap, at which water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.

Finisher goodies: All runners will receive goody bag items on finishing the race.

Refreshments: Refreshments will be available in the Hub throughout the event.

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.

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