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RunThrough Wimbledon Christmas Run
Come and spread the Christmas spirit by running a 5k or 10k around the beautiful Wimbledon Common!
We invite runners of all abilities to join us for what is guaranteed to be a fun morning out. As with all our RunThrough races there will be plenty of Santas little helpers to cheer you on around the course and all the way to the finish, where you will be rewarded with a pretty spectacular unique themed medal!!
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.
Unique themed medal
Water provided at the 5k point of the race, and at the finish
Fruit and flapjack
Secure bag drop. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible
Marshals all around the course
KM signs and arrows
West Side Common, Wimbledon, London SW19 4UE
Getting there from the Tube/Train station will need careful planning. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time!
Train/Tube - The nearest train station is Wimbledon. From here, take 93 bus to bus stop Q (Marryat Road), it is then a 5-10 minute walk to the start.
By Foot - The park is easily accessible by foot, just pop on google maps and head for Cannizaro Park.
Please, wherever possible walk, jog, run, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. You can use TFL to help plan your journey.
Baggage: 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 your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.
During the race: We will have marshals all around the course as well as KM signs and arrows. It will be 1 lap for the 5k and 2 laps for the 10k. Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public using the park - be aware of people walking, dogs and bikes.
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, please be aware of people, dogs and 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.
For 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.
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