CHASE THE SUN HYDE PARK 5k & 10k – WEDNESDAY 14TH AUGUST 2019
Start Time: 7PM
Address: Hyde Park Bandstand, Hyde Park, London Hyde Park, W2 2UH
All pre-entries will be assigned a number. To collect your number you need to make your way down to the registration desk between 5:30pm – 6:45pm on Wednesday evening. 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 collect 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!
You will find instructions on the back of your chip for how to attach it to your shoe correctly (as below):
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.
Hyde Park has two sets of Male and Female toilets one near to the bandstand which is virtually on the course and near the start/finish and another set next to The Old Police House. We recommend arriving early if you plan to use the toilets.
There will be water provided at the 5k point of the race, and water at the finish. We have also ordered some bananas and flapjacks so you can grab a complimentary snack when you finish.
Good Luck with the run on Wednesday 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.
Good luck from Quaker! Quaker Porridge to Go squares contain the same amount of oats as a bowl of porridge* and come in three delicious flavours. Delicious enjoyed hot or cold, Quaker Porridge to Go squares are perfect for a breakfast on the go. Grab your Porridge to Go square at the finish line! *Contains same amount of oats as a 27g sachet of Quaker Oat So Simple porridge. To find our more about Quaker, head to their website HERE.
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.
We are excited to team up with the incredible Swedish Fit who will be providing the fun and innovative warm up for you all before the race! Swedish Fit workouts are adapted to everyone, whatever your level and physical condition. Men, women, sporty or non-sporty people… EVERYBODY can join in. Swedish Fit are offering all participants 1 FREE month membership, without any commitment! Get access to 20 weekly Fitness classes, 5 activities across central London (9 venues) and improve your running performance! With their leitmotiv “Have fun, Get fit”, every Swedish Fit activity helps to train for speed and endurance via intervals and tempo workouts. Not only does the cardio training combined with strength bodyweight exercises helps to build strong muscles but also it’ll boost your stamina! Click HERE to enjoy this offer.
During the race
We will have marshals all around the course as well as KM signs and arrows. Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public using the park. The course is 2 laps for the 5k and 4 laps for the 10k.
Westlab UK have kindly provided some mineral salts for you all to try so don’t forget to pick up a pack after the race and test if for yourselves! Its the perfect cure for aching muscles! Check out their website here: https://westlabsalts.co.uk/.
Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk/results/ 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.
Hyde Park is highly accessible by public transport. There are also car parking facilities available but we recommend that visitors avoid coming by car as there are limited places. Have a look at this page HERE for details on the car parks within Hyde Park.
If you are using a mobile device, the postcode for the park is W2 2UH, but note this is for guidance only as the park covers a large area. We are starting at the Bandstand which is near the Serpentine Lake.
The tube stations that surround Hyde Park are:
Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line) – this is the closest
Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line)
Lancaster Gate (Central Line)
Marble Arch (Central Line)
North London: 6, 7, 10, 16, 52, 73, 82, 390, 414
South London: 2, 36, 137, 436
West London: 9, 10, 14, 19, 22, 52, 74, 148, 414
East London: 8, 15, 30, 38, 274
More information can be found HERE
Things to note!
There WILL be pedestrians, Hyde Park is London busiest outdoor area so you will encounter pedestrians/dogs – please be aware. 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.
For more information on Hyde Park have a look HERE
Join our group on Facebook, RunThroughUK Chat HERE to ask us and our community any questions you like about the race or your training.
If you wanted to share your journey to the race or after the race with us on Instagram we are on @RunThroughUK and don’t forget to #RunThroughUK.
For updates leading up to the race and results, please check out our Twitter @RunThroughUK.
After the race check out our Snapchat story @RunThroughUK and try spot yourself.