Greenwich Park Race Information – Sunday 9th April 2017
Address: Greenwich Park Bandstand, Great Cross Ave, Greater London, SE10 8QY
5k – 10am
10k – 10.05am
All pre-entries will be assigned a number. To collect them you need to make your way down to the numbers desk between 8.55am-9.35am. It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number and drop your bag off. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day.
You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt. If you have your own pins then that would be great but we will have supplies if needed. Your timing chip will also be in the envelope, this needs to be attached to your shoe as per the instructions on the back of the chip. Please make sure you keep your number on at all times during the race. At the finish you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).
You will find instructions on the back of your chip for how to attach it to your shoe correctly (as below):
The cafe next to the bandstand will be open from 9.00am so you can pop in there to get a warm drink pre-race if you like.
We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. There is a baggage label attached to your number that you can tear off and attach to your bag. To collect, all you have to do is hand over your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.
Greenwich Park itself has two sets of toilets they are a little walk from the Start/Finish so we recommend you take this into account, we have opened them up so there will be no charge for using them.
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 bananas and mince pies so you can grab a complimentary piece when you finish.
During the race
We will have marshals all around the course as well as km signs and arrows. The course is 3 laps for the 10k on the roads/paths in the park. Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public walking around the park on their Sunday walk, please be mindful of people, dogs and cyclists.
In terms of spectating, this park could literally not be any better, the fields are open and every area of the park is accessible to see people running round. You can see the course map HERE.
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.
Greenwich Park Bandstand, Great Cross Ave, Greater London, SE10 8QY
Parking is limited; however, since the event is on a Sunday, you can arrange your own parking in a number of places. If you want to park right next to the race there are parking spaces more or less on the course. It’s £1.20 per hour (30p per 15 minutes, 4 hour maximum stay) – See more HERE
From central London catch a train from Charing Cross, Waterloo (East), London Bridge or Cannon Street. Journey time from Charing Cross to Greenwich is about 15 minutes. Trains only run to or from Charing Cross and Waterloo (East) during morning and evening rush hours. At other times take a train to London Bridge and change to one starting from Cannon Street. About six trains per hour run between London Bridge and Greenwich at off-peak times.
Use TFL to help plan your journey.
Getting Here on Foot
The park is easily accessible by both foot and cycle. Cycle parking is available in the park.
Things to note!
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 pedestrians, dogs and cyclists.
For updates leading up to the race, please check on Twitter www.twitter.com/runthroughuk / @runthroughuk use the hashtag #RunThroughUK in the build up to the race.
If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!