Race Information – Chase the Sun Wimbledon Common 5k & 10k

CHASE THE SUN WIMBLEDON 5K & 10K
Wednesday 18th May 2022

Address: Cannizaro Park, West Side Common, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 4UH

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///paint.public.wash for exact event village location)

Start Times:

7:00pm – 10k
7:20pm – 5k

Race Pack Collection

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

All pre-entries will be assigned a number. To collect your number you need to make your way down to the collection desks on Wednesday evening. 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).

Collection Times:

10k – 5:30 – 6:30pm
5k – 5:50 – 6:50pm

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!

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 members of the public using the park – be aware of people walking, dogs and bikes.

It will be 2 laps for the 5k and 4 for the 10k. See course map HERE.

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

Spectators

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

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.

Refreshments

Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course, there will be a water station on course. 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 marshals and they will help you find your baggage.

After the race

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

Good Luck with the run on Wednesday 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.

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.

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 here after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.

Travel

Address: Cannizaro Park, West Side Common, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 4UH

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///paint.public.wash for exact event village location)

Getting there from the Tube/Train station will need careful planning. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time!

Train/Tube – The nearest train station is Wimbledon. From here, take 93 bus to bus stop Q (Marryat Road), it is then a 5-10 minute walk to the start.

By Foot – The park is easily accessible by foot, you can see more information on Cannizaro Park HERE.

Please, wherever possible walk, jog, run, cycle or use public transport when attending the event.  Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving.

You can 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 info@runthrough.co.uk.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The RunThrough Team 🙂