RunThrough Chase The Sun Clapham Common 5k & 10k
Choose between a 5k or 10k and run around the flat and fast paths of Clapham Common, a perfect venue for personal best potential, and battle to get around the course to the finish line before the sun goes down – play it safe and fly round the 5k to finish before sunset, or go for the extra challenge of the 10k.
Each kilometre is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. At the end of the race you will be rewarded with your well deserved Chase the Sun themed medal!
All marshals and staff within the event and around the course will be issued with PPE and wear gloves and a mask for the duration of the event.
As many race packs will be posted out ahead of the event as possible and event communications will be sent via email in the lead up.
There will not be a formal baggage drop within the event village, please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and leave anything in the car during the race to reduce contact between runners and staff. If this is not possible, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event with hand sanitiser for all runners.
You will see clear signage around the event village, please follow all signage and instructions from the marshals before, during and after the race.
There will be a manned, and clearly marked, medical hub within the event village.
DURING THE RACE
The race will start in waves based on your estimated finish time, with the faster runners at the start and slower near the back to avoid any congestion and the need to overtake on course.
There will be an informal grab and go water station with sealed sports top bottles on the course, however we ask that you stay hydrated before the event and if you are able to please bring your own. Bottles and camelbacks are permitted.
If you need to overtake on the course please give a wide berth of at least 1 meter around any runners.
Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is not permitted.
AFTER THE RACE
Do not stop within the finish barriers. Please continue past the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.
We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event village as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.
Water at the end of each lap and at the finish.
Fruit & flapjack
Clapham Common, Mount Pond, Windmill Drive, London, SW4 9DE
Driving - There is no car park on site. If you park on the roads around the Common, you will need to check the pay machines and watch out for permit areas.
Tube - The start is roughly 5 minutes walk from either Clapham Common Tube or Clapham South Tube, we will be 100m east of the bandstand. Follow the running crowds and look for the signs.
Train - The common is around 1 mile from Clapham Junction. So if you want to get the overground, you can either take a stroll (warm up?) or take the 35, 37 or 345 bus.
By Foot - The park is easily accessible by both foot and cycle. Cycle parking is available in the park.
Please, wherever possible walk, jog, run, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. You can use TFL to help plan your journey.
Use TFL to help plan your journey.
We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, all you have to do show you number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.
There will be water provided at the end of each lap (approximately 3k, 6k and 9k), and water at the finish. There will also be bananas & flapjacks waiting for you at the finish.
During the race
There will be marshals all around the course as well as km signs and arrows. The course is 1.5 laps for the 5k and 3 laps for the 10k on the roads/paths in the park. Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public using the park.
Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.
We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.
Things to note!
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