RunThrough Hyde Park 5k & 10k
Join us in the beautiful Hyde Park and choose from a 5k or 10k run around its flat paths - it's a perfect venue for personal best potential. 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.
Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!
Fruit & flapjack
Secure bag drop
Hyde Park Bandstand, London W2 2UH
Hyde Park is highly accessible by public transport. We are starting at the Bandstand which is near the Serpentine Lake.
By Tube: 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.
Have a look at the Royal Parks website for details on the car parks within Hyde Park.
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.
Once you enter you will receive a confirmatin email. More information about where to collect your number will be sent closer to the event.
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.
Hyde Park has two sets of Male and Female toilets, one near to the bandstand which is virtually on the course and near the start/finish, and another set next to The Old Police House. We recommend arriving early if you plan to use the toilets.
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 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, Hyde Park is London busiest outdoor area so you will encounter pedestrians/dogs – please be aware. 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 recommend you do not use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you.
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.
ARE YOUR EVENTS CHIP TIMED?
Yes, all of our events are chip timed and accurately measured.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO ENTER AN EVENT?
11 yrs for the 5k, 15 yrs for the 10k
WHEN DO ENTRIES CLOSE BEFORE AN EVENT? CAN I ENTER ON THE DAY?
Entries normally close when the event sells out or on the Thursday before the event. Entries on the day is dependent on the capacity for the event, please refer to the specific event page after online entries have closed to see is there are entries on the day.
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.
I DIDN'T CHOOSE WHETHER I AM RUNNING 5K OR 10K, DID I NEED TO?
No, unless the different distances show as an option on the event webpage when entering, you can decide whether you run 5k or 10k on the day.
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.
AM I ALLOWED TO WEAR HEADPHONES?
We’d strongly advise against it – the nature of the events means that you need to be aware of your surroundings and be able to hear marshals instructions.
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Enjoyable Well Organised Event
Not the best run though event
A well organised race
The route (5k - 2 laps) was relatively easy with a good stretch of downhill. The Marshalls were enthusiastic and encouraging. The medal we get was great quality.
All in all, a great first 5k!
Well organised fun race
Quick and easy to get number and bag storage available.
Well marshalled course which was 4 laps round a segment of Hyde park for 10k which I enjoyed.
Medal, energy drink and kind bar at the end was a nice touch along with our time. Would do again and try other locations :)