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

Crystal Palace 5k, 10k & Half Marathon
Sunday 16th January 2022

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

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///arrive.ozone.beam for exact event village location)

Start Times:

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

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!

**ALL RACE PACKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED ON THE DAY**

Race Pack Collection

All entries will be assigned a number. To collect your number you need to make your way down to the collection desks on Sunday morning. It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number. 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).

CLICK HERE TO SEE ENTRY LIST

Collection Times:
Half Marathon: 8:00 – 9:00am
10k & 5k: 8:30 – 9:30am

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.

After the warm up, estimated finish times will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation.

Toilets

For this event we will use portable toilets. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.

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 red 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.

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

Please be mindful during the race of other park users as the park is a public space and the race route utilises shared paths.

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.

See course map HERE

Spectators

Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support runners.

Refreshments

Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course, there will be a very limited amount of water at the water station. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

Baggage

We will have an informal baggage drop for this event. 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.

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, Kind Snack bar and Love Corn which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

Good Luck with the run 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.

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

​Free lateral flow tests are now being offered by the Government for everybody in the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. These can even be ordered to your home, further information can be found HERE.

Travel

Address: Crystal Palace, Thicket Road, London SE19 2GA
(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///arrive.ozone.beam for exact event village location)

Nearest rail station: Crystal Palace

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