RunThrough Crystal Palace 5k, 10k & Half Marathon
Get into the festive spirit and come and run a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon with us at Crystal Palace Park on Sunday 12 December.
The park is located in the South-East London suburb of Crystal Palace, on the Norwood Ridge, offering views of Central London, Greenwich and the North Downs. The undulating route in this beautiful park is the perfect opportunity for a fun morning run, even passing a few dinosaurs along the way! Theis our second half marathon at Crystal Palace so come and join us on this new RunThrough route!
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.
Fruit & flapjacks
Crystal Palace Parade, London SE19 2GA
Free parking is available at the Thicket Road and Anerley Hill and Crystal Palace Park Road entrances to the park.
The park is a short walk from Crystal Palace Station or Penge West Station.
Routes serving the park and its surrounding area include 3, 122, 157, 202, 227, 249, 322, 358, 363, 410, 417, 432, 450.
Half Marathon – 9:30am
5k & 10k – 10:15am
There will be an informal bag drop area where you can leave your belongings whilst you run.
There will be portaloos within the event village for runners and spectators to use.
There will be water provided at the 5k point of the race, and there will also be water available at the finish. We have also ordered some flapjacks and bananas for when you finish
During the race
There will be marshals all around the course as well as km signs and arrows. The course is one lap for the 5k and two 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.
You are free to wander around the park so you can see where the competitors will be running. It is lapped so you will see them on numerous occasions.
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 our Facebook page after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.
Things to note!
You can decide whether you run 5k or 10k on the day.
There WILL be pedestrians on the paths. We recommend you do not use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you. Please be aware of people, cyclists and dogs.
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