RunThrough Chase The Sun Clapham Common 5k & 10k
We’re very excited to be bringing our 2020 Run Through Chase the Sun series back to Clapham Common! Run around the flat paths of Clapham Common, a perfect venue for personal best potential, and battle to get around the course before the sun goes down.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
New themed medal
Water provided at the 5k point, and at the finish, along with other post race goodies!
Marshals on the course
Fruit & flapjack
Secure bag drop
Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, London, SW4 9DE
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/Bike - The Common is easily accessible by both foot and cycle. Cycle parking is available.
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.
There is no car park on site. If you park on the roads around the Common, check the pay machines and watch out for permit areas.
We have marshals around the course and signs, but you must pay very close attention to where you are going.
There WILL be pedestrians, please be aware of people, dogs & cyclists. We do not recommend you use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you. The nature of a park/common is that there are people doing whatever they so please, we can have no control over stray dogs or people running in the opposite direction etc so please be aware.
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 5k point of the race, and water at the finish alongside other post race goodies!
During the race
We will have marshals all around the course as well as KM signs and arrows. Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public using the park - be aware of people walking, dogs & bikes.
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!
There WILL be pedestrians, please be aware of people, dogs & cyclists. We have marshals around the course and signs but this is not a road race, you have to pay very close attention to where you are going. We do not recommend you use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you. The nature of a park/common is that there are people doing whatever they so please, we can have no control over stray dogs or people running the opposite direction etc so please be aware.
Updates leading up to the race: please check out our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/runthr... and 'Check In' on race day or on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/runthro... / @runthroughuk use the hashtag #RunThroughUK in the build up to the race :-)
If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages and the best ones will feature on our page!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
What is the minimum age to enter an event?
11 years old for a 5k, 15 years old for a 10k
I can't make the event, can I have a refund?
Sorry, we don’t offer refunds. However, if you let us know 14 days in advance of the event we can transfer your entry to a friend or to a later event.
When will I receive more information about the event?
You will receive all race information, via email, in the week leading up to the event. For a weekend event you will receive it by Wednesday, and for a mid-week event, you will receive it by Monday.
Will I receive anything through the post?
No, nothing is posted. You will receive all race information by email and you will collect your race pack on the day of the event.
Do we collect our Timing Chip and Race Number on the day of the event?
Yes, that is correct. Please make sure you arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start so you have plenty of time to collect them.
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