Beat Box Hill 5k
JOIN US FOR A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO RUN DOWN…THEN UP THE FAMOUS BOX HILL ON SUNDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2018 FOR THE BOX HILL 5K.
Zig zag road will be closed for only the 3rd ever time (one of those three was for the London 2012 Olympics) for you to be able to run it. Box Hill lies within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Box Hill featured prominently on the route of the 2012 Summer Olympics cycling road race events.
We will have 3 timing points within this 5k race. A downhill 1 mile, sure to be the fastest mile you will ever run, followed by an uphill mile which may just be your slowest mile and then your overall 5k finish time. You’ll want to see your splits after this race!
Each KM will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to encourage you on your way up to the finish. Included in your entry fee is a themed medal, event t-shirt, water and post race goodies.
10.00AM – 5K START
11.30AM – FREE KIDS RACE
THE FIRST EVER RUNNING EVENT TO RUN UP A CLOSED ZIG ZAG ROAD. ONLY TWO EVENTS HAVE DONE IT BEFORE, BOTH CYCLING EVENTS AND ONE OF THEM WAS THE 2012 LONDON OLYMPICS!
There will be FREE event parking available at the base of Box Hill. This is located less than a 1 kilometre walk up Box Hill to the Event Village for the perfect warm-up! There is strictly NO parking available at the top of Box Hill.
Box Hill is a very well located venue, just 1 mile north of Dorking, and 2.5 miles south of Leatherhead on A24.
Box Hill & Westhumble station is located 1 mile away from the Event Village at the summit of Box Hill. Trains serve this station approx. every 30 minutes from London terminals (London Victoria & Clapham Junction).
Dorking station is 1.5 miles away by foot. There are direct trains available from London Waterloo to Dorking, and the journey time is 50 minutes.
These services are operated by South West Trains. Information on planned engineering works can be found on their website.
There are multiple bus routes that serve Box Hill. The 21 connects Epsom, Leatherhead, Dorking, & Crawley to Box Hill; and the 465 Kingston to Dorking takes you to the foot of Box Hill which is 1.5 miles to summit.
Enjoy a walk from our car park to the event village located at the top of Box Hill. The walk from the car park at the base of Box Hill to the event village at the top is less than 1 kilometre. There is a mix of road and grassy trails on the hike up the hill, with picturesque views of the Surrey Hills all around you. There will be marshals and signs to keep you on track on your way to the event village and start line.