The Regents Park 10k
Join us in one of London’s most iconic Royal Parks for a speedy 10k! This 10k race returns to the beautiful surroundings of Regent’s Park. Situated in the heart of London, the course will take you past the world-famous London Zoo - look out for a glimpse of the animals on your way past!
The course will take in the sights of the park, including, the boating lake, the famous Regent's Park Broad Walk and the Money Fountai. The route is completely self-contained within the boundaries of the park with no roads to cross and no vehicles to contend with.
The event is family friendly and in addition to the main 10k race, there is an Adults' Fun Run, of around 2 miles, and a short Children’s Race. The race is perfect for runners of all abilities, from those looking to complete their first 10k distance to seasoned 10k runners looking for a new PB.
Please note the following changes for the event and please read the codes of conduct below.
1. The first change you will notice is the start time. Rather than a single start time for all runners, we are operating a pre-booking system with start times available in 3-minute slots. People will be allocated a place on the start line according to their anticipated finish time, with the fastest runner lining up on the front of the start line.
2. Please arrive ready to run. There are no changing facilities and no facilities for left baggage – this is in line with UKA Guidelines.
3. A sterile area will be in force around the start line with strictly no access to anybody other than participants and race officials. Once you enter this area you will not be able to leave until your race begins. NO SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED WITHIN THIS STERILE AREA.
4. Again, in line with UKA Guidelines, water, in sealed bottles, will be available at the finish and you will be required to collect it yourself from an unmanned water table – hand sanitiser and gloves will be available for you to use. There will not be a water station on the course. Please dispose of the bottles and other litter in the bins provided.
5. Again, in line with UKA Guidelines, no results, race prizes or awards will be available on the day. Results will be uploaded immediately to our website and emailed to participants. Race and age group winners will receive a trophy in the post after the event. Medals will be available to be collected at the event.
6. There will be toilet facilities at the start / finish area and these will be sanitised regularly. Please play your part by washing your hands thoroughly and using hand sanitiser before and after use.
7. Hand sanitiser will be available – please use it regularly.
8. You must maintain social distancing at all times – before, during and after the race. When overtaking another runner please be mindful of the space available.
9. Spectators are not encouraged to attend – but if they must do so, they should not congregate around the race start or finish areas.
10. Once you finish your race please continue to walk through the finish funnel and return direct to your vehicle – do not wait for friends or family.
11. Please read the Participants and Spectators Code of Conduct - Please observe the ‘Rule of 6’ and do not gather in large groups to discuss the race or take team photos.
All race finishers will receive a bespoke medal
Goodies at the finish line
There are prizes for the leading men and women, plus leading vet categories (three to score)
The Hub, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RU
The park is easily accessible by foot. You can enter the park through several gates and the Hub is located in the centre of the park close to the Winter Gardens. The closest entrances are Monkey Gate opposite Primrose Hill. Once in the park, follow the signs to the Hub and you will be able to easily find the Race HQ. There will also be race signage once you enter the park indicating which way to go.
For those who wish to drive to the event there is very limited parking available on the Outer Circle. Parking is pay and display which opens at 9am on Sunday morning. Please note no vehicles may enter the park under any circumstances.
By Public Transport
There are a number of local bus routes that will take you to Regent’s Park and it is a short walk to Race HQ.
The park is easily accessible by Tube, with several stations surrounding the park. The closest station to the start race HQ is Baker Street.
The Regents Park 10k course is a three lap route covering the tarmac paths within the boundaries of Regents Park. The course has been officially measured and carries a certificate of course accuracy (certificate number: 11/174). The route is generally flat with only one gentle incline and covers the tarmac paths surrounding the park. Runners will pass around various sections of the park past the boating lake and down the famous Regent's Park Broad Walk. You will also pass the Money Fountain and alongside London Zoo.
Timing : The race will be chip timed
This event is fully licenced by UK Athletics and held under their rules
The race is suitable for experienced runners and beginners alike. The minimum age on race day is 15 years for the 10k distance.
Race Number Information
Race numbers for the event will be available to collect on the day from the registration desk located at Race HQ. No ID is required but please arrive in plenty of time so that the race can start promptly.
As the event is run under UK Athletics rules and takes place on paths around the park, headphones are permitted. However, we ask that you have the volume low enough to hear marshal instructions.
The registration desk will be open from 7.30am and will be located close to The Hub. It will be signposted
For those who wish to drive to the event there is very limited parking available on
the Outer Circle, outside the park. Parking is pay and display which opens at 9am on Sunday morning
Toilets are located at The Hub.
Baggage Drop Off
The Baggage drop off will be located next to the registration desk and will be open from 7.30 am.
The on-site café located at The Hub will be open.
Water and Aid Stations
There will be a water station at the end of each lap (approximately every two miles) and at the start and finish. We will ensure that they are well supplied but runners, as always, have the option of carrying their own water bottles. We are happy to refill water bottles for you.
Changing and Shower Facilities
There are no changing rooms or showers at this event.
As you cross the finish line please make sure you cross over the Chip Timing mat which will automatically record your official time against your race number.
Any runners wearing a bum bag around the course must be careful not to apply pressure to the timing chip on the reverse of your race number. This can cause a problem with the signals from the chip and may affect your race time. This also applies when starting/stopping your watch as you cross the line – please wait until you have crossed the mats before activating or deactivating your watch.
Signal Permitting, live results will be available on www.nice-work.org.uk during the event and a full set will be posted online shortly after the event has finished. All athletes who provide us with a legible email address will also be emailed the final results on the next working day following the event. If you are missing from the results or need to report an issue, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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