RunThrough Chase The Sun Hyde Park 5k & 10k
--- This event has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns regarding Coronavirus. The race organiser will be in touch with you in due course if you have made a booking for this event. ---
Join us for the Chase the Sun 5k & 10k at the beautiful Hyde Park, and run around the flat paths of the Park, a perfect venue for personal best potential, and battle to get around the course before the sun goes down.
As always with RunThrough, you will each get a themed medal, water, fruit & flapjack on the day. 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 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.
Hyde Park Bandstand, Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
Hyde Park is highly accessible by public transport. If you are using a mobile device, the postcode for the park is W2 2UH, but note this is for guidance only as the park covers a large area. We are starting at the Bandstand which is near the Serpentine Lake.
The tube stations that surround Hyde Park are:
Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line) – this is the closest
Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line)
Lancaster Gate (Central Line)
Marble Arch (Central Line)
North London: 6, 7, 10, 16, 52, 73, 82, 390, 414
South London: 2, 36, 137, 436
West London: 9, 10, 14, 19, 22, 52, 74, 148, 414
East London: 8, 15, 30, 38, 274
More information can be found on the Royal Parks website.
There are car parking facilities available, but we recommend that visitors avoid coming by car as there are limited places. Visit the Royal Parks Website for details on the car parks within Hyde Park
Fruit & flapjack
Secure Bag Drop
Baggage: We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We recommend you bring as little as possible. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you.
Toilets: Hyde Park has two sets of toilets, one near to the bandstand which is virtually on the course and near the start/finish, and another next to The Old Police House. We recommend arriving early if you plan to use the toilets.
Refreshments: There will be water provided on each lap of the race, as well as at the finish alongside bananas and of course flapjacks!
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. The course is 2 laps for the 5k and 4 laps for the 10k.
Results: Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.
Pictures: 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, Hyde Park is London's busiest outdoor area so you will encounter pedestrians/dogs – please be aware. We have marshals around the course and signs but you have to pay very close attention to where you are going. We recommend you do not use earphones and you pay close attention to everything around you.
Social Media: Join our group on Facebook, RunThroughUK Chat, to ask any questions about the race or your training.
If you wanted to share your journey to the race or after the race with us on Instagram we are on @RunThroughUK and don’t forget to #RunThroughUK.
For updates leading up to the race and results, please check out our Twitter @RunThroughUK. After the race check out our Snapchat story @RunThroughUK and try spot yourself.
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