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Race Information – Wimbledon Common Christmas 5k & 10k

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Saturday 3rd December 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:

10k: 9:30am

5k: 9.50am

 

Race Pack Collection

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

All entries will be assigned a number at registration.
To collect your number, make your way down to the collection desks on Saturday Morning.
It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number, so please arrive early.

You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt.

Your timing chip will be attached to the bottom of your race bib and 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: 8:00am-9:00am

5k: 8:20- 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!

 

Race Start

Each race will have a warm up in the event village, 15minutes prior to the race start time.
After the warm up, estimated finish times will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation.

 

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.

Please discard any water bottles or rubbish within the litter zones located just past the water station on each lap of the race.

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

 

Spectators

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

 

Toilets

For this event we will use portable toilets. These will be located behind the event village. Please expect queuing at toilets.

 

Refreshments

There will be a water station on each lap of the course, please help yourself to this as you pass, there will also be water waiting for you at the finish line. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

 

Baggage

 

Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event. The car park is located close to the event village, we therefore recommend leaving any belongings in your car.

 

There will be an informal self-service bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.
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, Love Corn, and Bounce protein ball which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

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We are collecting for the Wimbledon Food bank at this race in the event village. We welcome all runners who are able to, to bring a donation to leave with the Food Bank stall. Thank you in advance for your kindness this Christmas!

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, which will be made available on our event’s photo page after the race.

 

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)

Public Transport:

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

 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.

You can use TFL to help plan your journey.

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.

 

​​Social Media

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Twitter @runthroughuk and 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!

 

Christmas T-shirts

If you’d like to purchase a RunThrough Santa Runs T-shirt ahead of the event, you can do so HERE

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RT Kit

Powered by RunThrough, RT Kit provides the level of quality and style in its running clothing that you’d expect from a brand that has become synonymous with running over the last decade.

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!

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

The RunThrough Team 🙂