Race Information – Crystal Palace 5k, 10k & Half Marathon


CRYSTAL PALACE 5K, 10K & HALF MARATHON – Sunday 19th January 2020

Address: Crystal Palace, Thicket Road, London SE19 2GA

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Start Times: 

Half Marathon – 9:30am
5k & 10k – 10:15am

Race Numbers


All pre-entries will be assigned a number. To collect them you need to make your way down to the numbers desk between 8:30am – 9:00am for the Half Marathon and 9:30 and 10:00am for the 5k and 10k. 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).

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, and there are pens available at the registration desks.

You will find instructions on the back of your chip for how to attach it to your shoe correctly (as below):

Chip Instructions


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,  show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.


There will be portaloos within the event village. You can see a map of the park HERE


There will be water provided on every lap of the race, and there will also be water available at the finish. We have also got some post race goodies for you all to try and can be collected from the finish line alongside water, bananas and of course flapjacks!

Good Luck with the run on Sunday from Team ACTIPHACTIPH 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.

TENZING will be available for you all to try after your race! TENZING Natural Energy is a plant-based, natural alternative to a market that is flooded by sugar and artificial ingredients. Here is a message from the team:  Planet conservation is at the forefront of the brand. Last year we created the TENZING Clean Air Tracker (http://tenzingcleanairrunclub.com/) which syncs with running tool STRAVA to show the live Air Quality Score of the user’s route. We hope to raise awareness about the issue of air pollution in the capital as well as offering a solution to the growing running community. Head to their HERE website to find out more.

Event Village 

Mobile Coffee Bean will be serving their delicious products within the event village, so don’t forget to bring some cash with you! -The mobile coffee bean are the UK’s leading mobile barista coffee service. We bring an exceptional hot drinks service to any event, anywhere offering an extensive range of freshly ground barista coffee’s, fresh lead tea infusions and a delicious American hot chocolate.

During the race

There will be marshals all around the course as well as distance markers and arrows. There will be yellow number signs to mark each mile for the half marathon, and green number signs to mark each KM for the 5k & 10k. The course is 4 laps for the half marathon (with a mini-lap at the beginning),  2 laps for the 10k and 1 lap for the 5k on the paths in the park.


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.


Address: Crystal Palace, Thicket Road, London SE19 2GA

Park map HERE

Nearest rail station: Crystal Palace

Use TFL to help plan your journey.

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

Things to note!

There WILL be pedestrians, please be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and dogs. 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 recommend you do not use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you.

Social Media 

Join our group on Facebook, RunThroughUK Chat and talk all things running with us!

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Twitter @runthroughuk and use the hashtag #RunThroughUK in the build up to the race

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