RunThrough Crystal Palace 5k, 10k & Half

Crystal Palace Park, Crystal Palace Parade, London SE19 2GA
Run Through Events has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Come and run a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon with us in Crystal Palace Park, in the South-East London suburb of Crystal Palace. The Park is situated 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!

This is our first half marathon at Crystal Palace, so come and join us for a new RunThrough event! 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.

Start Time




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

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.


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.


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.

Themed medal

Secure bag drop


Fruit & flapjacks

Crystal Palace Park, Crystal Palace Parade, London SE19 2GA

By train:

The Park is a short walk from Crystal Palace Station or Penge West Station.

By bus:

Routes serving the park and its surrounding area include 3, 122, 157, 202, 227, 249, 322, 358, 363, 410, 417, 432, 450

By car:

Crystal Palace Park is in South-East London. From the entry from High St/Thicket Road - Sat Nav use Post Code SE19 2GA - the event hub is on the grass area up from the Park toilets.

There is car parking in and around the Park. Please check on arrival as some may be pay and display; arrive with plenty of time to spare as parking may fill up quickly.

Start times: Half - 10am; 5k & 10k - 10:30am.


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, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.


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 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 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.

Social Media

Join our group on Facebook, RunThroughUK Chat to ask us and our community any questions you like 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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Absolutely amazing

You must come and try it I'm not much of a jogged but I jogged most of the time it was so much fun

Lauren Hylton-Smith / Jan 20, 2020

A very pleasant run

I had never run a 10k before and was on my own so felt a bit nervous about running through a notoriously hilly terrain on a cold January day. However as I made my way over to the event village and saw the buzz and hear the enthusiasm and support from the girl with the microphone I felt at home. The race was so well supported from the sponsors, the group warm up to all the volunteers taking time out to cheer on a group of people going for a park run. The route was brilliant - a mixture of light hills, slopes and flat terrain both on pavement and grass. Periodically throughout the course there were motivational signs from Run Through and hearing the sounds of the guy with the steel drums was encouraging. I really enjoyed the run, even for a novice like me, and as I crossed the finish line and heard my name called out over the tannoy, and later on enjoying a free flapjack, I felt really glad I did this. I wore my medal for the rest of the day!

Lizzie Walker / Jan 20, 2020

A great run!

The run was so much fun. The team there were really supportive and helpful, with marshals cheering you on at every corner!
For my first experience of a race event, I could not have hoped for more.

Ben Mansfield / Jan 20, 2020

Crystal Palace half marathon

The course was tough although the weather didn’t help it been the beginning of January 😕. Due to the nature of the course there was varied hills and terrain(grass and pavement) which was challenging but worth while.
Great way to start the new year although my legs are hurting now.
The course was well run and staff were helpful. I would recommend for anyone looking for a challenge.

Dan Thornton / Jan 20, 2020

Must try

What an amazing experience definitely going to do it again it was so much fun I usually just brisk walk these kinds of events but I drank the most the way so much fun

Lauren Hylton-Smith / Jan 20, 2020

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