Alexandra Palace 10k – Race Information

ALEXANDRA PALACE 5K & 10K

Sunday 18th April 2021
Address: Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY

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Event village location pictured below:

The event village is located at the Fairground Car Park, in the South-West corner of the Park. Please see map below for the quickest walking route from the train station to the event village, this is approximately a 5 minute walk.

Start Times:
10k Wave 1 – 9:00am
10k Wave 2 – 10:15am
5k – 12:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: THE TIMINGS FOR THE RACE MAY DIFFER TO PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED BUT ARE REQUIRED TO GET YOU ALL STARTED SAFELY AND ALIGN WITH OUR COVID-19 PROTOCOLS.

Please listen closely to all marshal instructions and remember to keep a safe distance from the runners around you as you are guided to the start line.

As you will be aware our events have been modified to ensure we can adhere to social distancing and the guidelines issued by RunBritain and UK Sport. You can see the full guidance issued by RunBritain online HERE.

**PLEASE FAMILIARISE YOURSELF WITH THE MEASURES THAT WILL BE IN PLACE AT THE EVENT HERE.**

Thank you for your cooperation with the regulations in place at the event, these are necessary to ensure a safe environment and mean that we can provide race opportunities.

Race Packs

If you entered before Friday 9th April, you will receive a race pack in the post. If you entered after, a pack will be waiting for you to COLLECT on the day. If you are expecting a pack in the post and do not receive it by Saturday 17th April, please head to the information desk before the start of your race and we will issue you with another one.

Check entry list HERE.

You will not be able to run without a race number and chip.

NO CHIP MEANS NO TIME.

When you receive your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner Information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!

Collection Times

If you are collecting your race pack from the event village before the start of your race, we advise collecting between the following times:

10k – Wave 1 – 8-8:45am
10k – Wave 2 – 8:45-9:45am
5k – 10:45-11:30am

Race Start

Within the event village you will see the directional signage guiding to the start line. Each start area will be marked out to help prepare you all into your start formations with help from the marshals. When arriving please familiarise yourself with the start area.

Each wave will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation with 4 runners, all 2m apart, being started every 10 seconds.
Toilets

For this event we will use portaloos. Lining up for these toilets will be socially distanced. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.

Hygiene Stations

There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event village and start/finish area for all participants to use throughout the event. These will have hand sanitiser, wipes, spray, tissue and bins for the disposal of any tissue or litter.

During the race

We will have marshals all around the course as well as KM signs and arrows. The course will be 1.5 laps for the 5k and 3 laps for the 10k along the paths within the grounds of Alexandra Palace Park. Please stay on the paths at all times, and follow marshal instructions during the race. Please be aware that there will be members of the public using the park.

See 10k course map HERE.

See 5k course map HERE.

If you need to overtake on the course please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner or member of the public in front of you.

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.

Spectators

Please be aware that due to social distancing and restrictions enforced upon us we ask that you do not bring any spectators with you to the event.

Refreshments

Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course, if you are not able to do so, there will be a water station on route. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

Baggage

Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and if possible leave anything in a car. This is in order to reduce contact between runners and staff. There will be an informal self-service bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.

After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal, Love Corn and Kind Snack bar which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.

Good Luck with the run on Sunday from Team ACTIPH. ACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water with the highest pH in Europe. Through a unique ionisation process, our purified spring water is infused with a blend of electrolytes and supercharged to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH9+. ACTIPH is the healthy choice as you restore and maintain your natural balance, enabling you to live life to the fullest and get the most out of every day. All ACTIPH bottles are 100% recyclable and BPA free including the cap and label which makes us unique to other bottled waters and we believe gives us a clear sustainability advantage. Please remember to recycle in a recycling bin after the race. Take your hydration to a higher level and grab a bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line.

KIND® is more than just a name. It’s a commitment: to making snack bars that don’t compromise. Just the very best ingredients. Full of wholesome nutrients. And always packed with flavour. They have kindly donated some of their delicious bars for you all to try after your race! To find out more about KIND and their products, head to their website HERE. Please be aware this product contains nuts.

Love Corn have kindly provided some post race goodies for you all to try and can be collected from the finish line alongside water, bananas and of course flapjacks! To check out more of their product, see their website HERE.

Runners Need

RUN FOR YOU, FOR MIND, FOR BODY, FOR LIFE.

At Runners Need we run to feel alive. To leave behind whatever holds us back and find that release, that calm and clarity, that focus. We all know a run changes your day – but it also has the power to change your life. We wish you a great race full of fun and enjoyment. Let’s run together.

If you need a last minute item before the event we are delighted to be able to offer all participants of RunThrough events in 2021 a 15% discount* at Runners Need which can be used in-store with your race entry confirmation or online using the code AF-RT15. T’s & C’s can be HERE.

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.

COVID-19 NHS APP

We recommend downloading the NHS COVID-19 App onto your phone if you haven’t already before the race. Find out more HERE.

Travel

Address – Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY

The event village is located in the Fairground Car Park.

Please, wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event.

If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving.

By Car – There is car parking available at the East Car Park & Grove Car Park of Alexandra Palace (a short 5min walk to the event village). There is also some parking available on the surrounding roads to the Park.

By Tube/Train – The nearest tube station is Wood Green on the Piccadilly Line (journey time is 20 minutes from Piccadilly Circus). Exit Wood Green Station and go to bus stop A to pick up the W3 bus up the hill to Alexandra Palace.

Alexandra Palace has its own British Rail Station, fittingly called Alexandra Palace Station. It is located at the Wood Green entrance to the Park. A regular train service runs direct from Kings Cross to Alexandra Palace.

By Foot – The park is easily accessible by both foot and cycle. Cycle parking is available in the park.

Use TFL to help plan your journey.

Social Media

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Twitter @runthroughuk use the hashtag #Runthroughuk in the build-up to the race.

If you want to talk all things running before and after the event join our RunThroughUKChat group on Facebook.

If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!

If you had any further questions please take a look at our COVID-19 specific FAQ’s page HERE or contact us by email at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!

The RunThrough Team 🙂