Wimbledon Christmas 5k & 10k
Sunday 19th December
Address: Cannizaro Park, West Side Common, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 4UH
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**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).
Collection Times: 8:00-9:20am
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!
After the warm up, estimated finish times will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation.
As Christmas is right around the corner, we are encouraging everyone to dress up! We want to see the best Santa’s, Elf’s, Reindeer’s and Snowmen all running around Wimbledon Common on Sunday morning. We’re sure these will make some of your best race photos yet!!
The RunThrough Wimbledon Christmas 5k &10k Run is in support of
A portion of your entry fee will be going towards the restoration to the Beverley Brook on Wimbledon Common. Read more about the restoration project on the Wimbledon and Putney Commons website HERE.
For this event we will use portable toilets. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.
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 – 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.
Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.
The Start and Finish will be easily accessible for anyone wanting to come and watch the event. You are free to wander around the park.
Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course. There will be a water station on course at the 2.5k, 5k and 7.5k marks, as well as at the finish. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.
Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and if possible leave anything in a car. There will be an informal self-service bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.
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, Love Corn, and Kind Snack bar which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.
We ask that once you have collected your medal, goodies and water to leave the event as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.
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.
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. Please be aware this product contains nuts.
RUN FOR YOU, FOR MIND, FOR BODY, FOR LIFE.
At Runners Need we run to feel alive. To leave behind whatever holds us back and find that release, that calm and clarity, that focus. We all know a run changes your day – but it also has the power to change your life. We wish you a great race full of fun and enjoyment. Let’s run together.
If you need a last minute item before the event we are delighted to be able to offer all participants of RunThrough events in 2021 a 15% discount* at Runners Need which can be used in-store with your race entry confirmation or online using the code AF-RT15. T’s & C’s can be found HERE.
Make your miles count, and run for Team Macmillan. Click here to set up your JustGiving page and help us do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer.
If you have purchased an item of RT Kit with your race entry, please head to the RT Kit stall on the day of your race, with your email order confirmation and we will have your item ready for collection!
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.
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.
Address: Cannizaro Park, West Side Common, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 4UH
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.
Things to note!
There WILL be pedestrians, please be aware of people, dogs and cyclists. 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 do not recommend you use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you.
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@example.com.