The Regent's Park: Royal Parks Summer 10K Series
Join us for this classic race, running for over fifteen years on the same fast and famous course. As London's most popular 10K in a park setting, you'll quickly see why more than 100,000 finishers have chosen The Regent's Park, with it's beautiful landscape and great race atmosphere.
Running alongside London Zoo, lucky runners will spot camels, giraffes or even some big cats, while other sections of the course take you past the tranquil boating lake, floral gardens and centuries-old statues and monuments. There's no finish line feeling quite like The Regent's Park!
This is race 2 of 3 in the Royal Parks Summer 10K Series 2020, the remaining two races taking place at Hyde Park and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in June/August.
10 km£20 CLOSED
We’re pleased to confirm that we’re hoping to offer carefully adapted, smaller and simplified events from September onwards.
Following updated guidance from the UK Government and the governing bodies who license our events - UK Athletics and British Triathlon - we’re working on the details to determine which events could safely take place. There’s a quick reference list on what we know so far at the bottom of this page but if you see an event open for entry on our website it means we are planning for that event to take place.
We know how important races and organised runs are to every runner. We understand that for some, the return of events can’t come soon enough. For others, taking part in an event still holds significant concerns.
It’s not going to be quite like it was before. Things will have to be a little different for a while. But the benefits of committing to a goal, running with others and that finish line feeling will be all the greater for the recent challenges we’ve all overcome.
Specific details on each of our events
We’re carefully adapting our event plans – from getting there to going home. We’re thinking through every detail that makes events feel great to work out what the safer alternatives are. Whilst the specific details for individual events are changing, all events will incorporate a range of fundamental changes to ensure a socially-distanced and contact-free event, the details of which are summarised below. Sadly, it is likely that some events will not be possible under these new requirements and in those cases we’ll announce their cancellation and explain why. Each event is different, so where they do go ahead we’ll explain what’s changed and why it’s all in place to keep everyone safe. We’ll also summarise everything you need to know in a final ‘Event Information’ email, sent a few days before your event day. If you have a question before entering, we’re here to help.
What to expect at events that go ahead:
Small and scheduled staggered/rolling wave starts
Contact-free registration with race pack by mail.
Simplified bag drop measures where available
Covid-secure water stations although self-sufficiency is advised Safe pick-up for medals and snacks
Bookable time windows from getting there to going home to control capacity.
Thank you for your support and understanding over these four months. We’ve missed you! That finish line feeling will be worth the wait. #SeeYouOnTheStartLine
All finishers will receive a medal
Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females
The Hub, The Regent's Park, The Outer Circle, London NW1 4RU
Regent's Park is highly accessible by public transport.
The Tube stations closest to Regent's Park are:
- Regent's Park (Bakerloo line)
- Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle & Metropolitan lines)
- Baker Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan & Bakerloo lines)
- St John's Wood (Jubilee line)
- Camden Town (Northern line)
Buses that stop around the Park are:
- 2 Marylebone Station - Norwood Bus Garage
- 13 Aldwych - Golders Green
- 18 Euston - Sudbury
- 27 Chalk Farm / Morrisons - Glenthorne House
- 30 Portman Street / Selfridges - Hackney Wick / Trowbridge Road
- 74 Baker St Station - Putney Exchange
- 88 Wingate Square - Parliament Hill Fields
- 113 John Prince's Street / Oxford Circus - Edgware Station
- 139 Waterloo Station / Tenison Way - Golders Green Station
- 189 Marble Arch Station - Brent Cross Shopping Centre
- 274 Angel Islington - Lancaster Gate
- 453 Great Central Street - Deptford Bridge
Pay and display parking is available in Regent's Park from 9.00am - 6.30pm. The postcode for your Satnav is NW1 4NR, but please note this is for guidance only as the Park covers a large area. However, we recommend that visitors avoid coming by car as places are limited.
Entry on the Day: Subject to a £2 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).
Age Requirements: Participants must be aged 15 or over on the day of the race.
Registration: From 08:30 to 09:15.
Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.
Timing: Chip-timed, with a new race number/chip for each race in the series.
Route: The course consists of 3-laps, all on tarmac or hard gravel pathway, and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.
Water Stations: There will be water stations on the route at regular intervals at which water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.
Licensing: This race will be licensed with UK Athletics and the results submitted to Run Britain within a week of the race.
Pacers: Pacers will not be offered at this race.
Race Marshals: Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race.
Distance Markers: The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and distance markers where necessary.
Buggies/Pushchairs: This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.
Wheelchair Users: This race is suitable for wheelchair users. You may be asked to start at the front of the field 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the race.
Earphones/Headphones: Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at this event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.
Event Time-Limit: Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area(s) after approximately 1.5 hours to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time.
Results: Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and, where possible/practical, timing print-outs will be available at the race. In all cases, results will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.
Bag Drop: Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number.
Toilets: There are free toilets in The Hub for use throughout the event.
Refreshments: Refreshments will be available in the Hub throughout the event.
Changing/Showers: There are no changing rooms or showers at this event.
Lost Property: Lost property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.
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