Run Richmond Park 5k & 10k Race 5
Our Run Richmond Park race series will be running on a regular basis over the course of 2020. The races will take you around superb parkland. There’s a few hills but they make it more fun! There's the option of 5k or 10k. Super fun, friendly and beautiful surroundings! These runs are very limited and do sell out quickly so secure your place today.
There are a number of steps we are planning to implement in order to ensure that all our runners, volunteers and other members of public are kept as safe as possible and to minimise risks. These are based upon current government guidance which may change between now and race when we re-open our events. We will refine these steps over the coming weeks based upon changing guidance and feedback.
Should the government Coronavirus alert levels for the UK increase, or should local lockdown measures be implemented for any of our events and these are not able to take place we will then change this event to a virtual challenge.
We will continually evaluate the information provided by the government on the lead up to your event and hopefully we will be able to deliver your live run challenge. We want to communicate these measures to you in advance of the event to ensure that everyone is prepared before race day and that appropriate social distancing is adhered to, before, during and after the race.
The entire race will safely take place outdoors, including the starting area, aid stations and finish area. As such, the risk of transmission associated with the event is already greatly reduced.
Runners and volunteers should not turn up at the event if they have; A fever of ≥38°C on the day of the event; Had any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Such as a new continuous cough, fever, change/loss of taste/smell; Been in contact with anyone who is sick in the past 14 days;Travelled within the past 14 days to any international location with widespread ongoing local COVID-19 transmission. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 up to 7 days after the event should report it to the race organiser and we will email everyone who attended so they can make the choice to isolate or test; High risk individuals or anyone quarantining from travel abroad are advised not to attend the event; All volunteers to be provided with face masks which are optional to wear at outdoor events, Nitrile gloves and hand sanitiser; Spectators / supporters are kindly asked if attending the event to not congregrate in the event hub but to watch from around the course to help keep everyone spread out; Runners should consider their safety and the safety of others when travelling to and from the event. Ideally getting someone from their household to drive them, or if using public transport, ensuring that they are following the advice of the operator concerning distancing and face covering.
The weeks leading up to the race
Final instructions will be emailed to runners a week before the race; Race briefing will be provided by video in advance of the race; Race numbers with an attached timing chip will be posted to runners. If entrants do not receive this 2 days out from the event they should get in contact with us; Registration
There will be no on the day registrations. Toilets will be available at the event. Bag drop will be available however all bags must be labelled and placed in bag storage by the runners and then collected by the same runner. Staff will oversee bag storage but will not handle any items.
Runners will be expected to turn up at the race start with their running numbers attached and visible, and ready to start when instructed by the team; Rolling start – We will have a staggered start for all events. Group sizes and stagger times will be confirmed as soon as we have more information from the government on event allocations.
Runners will be advised to wear a face covering (however it's not enforced at outdoor events) before and after the race and when within the event hub (e.g. Buff, neck gaiter, face mask). The face covering does not have to be worn whilst running between aid stations; Hand sanitiser will be available at the start and finish of the event. Appropriate social distancing should be respected within the event hub and also when on the run. This applies to respecting all other runners and park users. Water will be available at the event hub and runners will be expected to fill their own bottles. All runners must carry their own bottles / bladders i.e camel backs. Volunteers at the water stations will be continually sanitising surfaces touched by the runners.
Toilets will be available at the finish area. If they are not available due to restrictions at the venue, suitable local alternatives will be found. Runners will be encouraged to depart the finish area as soon as possible after completing the race. Medals will be laid out on tables for collection by successful runners. Trophies or winners prizes will be handed out promptly rather than at an award ceremony.
The medical team will be located at the start and finish location so they can observe people entering and leaving for monitoring purposes, but will only get involved if they see an issue. The medical team will wear face masks and gloves (as usual) and we will require runners to wear a face mask when we are interacting with them in close proximity and also require them to use gel sanitiser. Refusal to wear a mask or sanitise means the runner won’t be treated unless there is an urgent requirement to treat something serious. Anyone exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms should not attend. If anyone exhibits symptoms at the event they can be asked to leave at the discretion of the medical team via the race director.
It is vital that we adhere to government guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone involved with the race. It goes without saying that any runners who are feeling unwell in the weeks leading up to the event should not be running the race. Here's to bringing live events back and to seeing you all soon. We will make sure we create a safe but fun and super friendly environment for all!
Every runner receives a super cool medal at the finish line
Trophies for the overall winners of the 5k and 10k
Results go live as the event is taking place and can be viewed at the Results Base timing tent when you cross the finish line. They also go live on The Fix Events website
Bag storage is available but space is limited so travel as lightly as possible
Sweets at the finish line along with any additional products that may be supplied by any of our event partners
Water is available at the start/finish and at the 5k point
Richmond Park, East Sheen Carpark, Sheen Gate, London, SW148BJ.
The closest park gate to the event is East Sheen Gate, off Sheen Lane. The postcode is SW14 8BJ.
Mortlake is the closest station and about a 10 minute walk from Sheen; trains come in to Richmond and from there it's a 20-30 minute walk;
There are plenty of regular buses stopping near Sheen Lane. Check the TFL website here for more information
Parking is available onsite but the carpark does get full quickly so plan your journey to arrive with plenty of time to spare.
The 5k will all start at 10am and the 10k will start at 10.10am
Registration will be open from 8.30am and will close at 9.50am.
You will collect your race pack at registration on the day of the event.
Race information will be sent by email pre-event and this will tell you what your race number is so you know where to queue on the day of the event.
You will be using Chip on Bib race numbers and it is important these are displayed on your outer garment to ensure we can see your race number when running and to help with the timing system to read your time.
The run will take you up and around Richmond Park and the course is a mix of country paths, a little bit of cross country and is slightly undulating. Remember it's all good fun and you can walk, jog or run. The course may be altered prior to the event, and if so we will inform you of this.
The start of the run will be staggered to abide by Richmond Park Policy. However this will not affect your time as our Results Base timing system will record your time from when you cross the starting mat.
There will be marshals around the course to support and encourage you.
Water is available at the start/finish and at the 5k point. If you require additional fluid between these points please bring your own.
Please take care when running around the course as this is public land and local residents will be on the Park. Please always stay on the left unless otherwise guided. Be aware that there are deer in the Park and they occasionally cross the walking paths and roads.
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Good park run!
Good way to spend a morning
Great marshalls - organised
- very muddy/pools of water (we were warned) causing lots of bottle necks and the beginning. I feel they could have amended the course
- 2 laps of the same course, less motivating
Not the best
Really great event and great course!
Lovely event, kind stewards and nice meadle to finish! Would definitely recommend
A lovely experience
Think there should be a bit more flags around course rather than just the km markers to help with momentum but overall very good! Thank you
Very Enjoyable Event
Well Organized and a beautiful park to run in
Well organised jaunt around Richmond Park
Good route, in which your mostly running down the gradients at Richmond Park as opposed to up them.
Although the organisers said there isn’t much space for parking, it seemed okay for me. Although I did do my run in January, maybe it’s different in spring / summer.
My only criticism would be the number of toilets, especially for females - maybe some additional porter loos to increase capacity would help.
Best stewards ever!!
A great first event
Well organised as always
Small but perfectly formed.
A small but amazing race
Great first ever 10K
My first 10k in Richmond Park
First ever 5k!
But next time hopefully for the 10k. The park is beautiful and the highlight was running past the stags! Couldn’t fault the event from start to finish.