Race Information – Finsbury Park 5k & 10k

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RACE INFORMATION

FINSBURY PARK 5K, 10K & HALF MARATHON – SUNDAY 12TH JANUARY 2020

Start Times

Half Marathon – 9:00am
5k &  10k – 9:30am  

Address: Finsbury Park, 350-354 Seven Sisters Rd, London N4 2PG

See map below for event village:
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Race Numbers

SEE ENTRY LIST HERE

All pre-entries will be assigned a number, to collect your number you need to make your way down to the registration desk between 8:15am – 8:45am for the half marathon and 8:30-9:15 for the 5k & 10k. 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 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, and there are pens available at the registration desks.

You will find instructions on the back of your chip for how to attach it to your shoe correctly (as below):

Chip Instructions

Baggage

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.

Toilets

The nearest toilets to the Start/Finish are located next to the Cafe inside the park as well as Portaloos located next to the event village.

Refreshments

There will be water provided on every lap of the course during the race, and there will also be water available at the finish. We have also ordered some flapjacks and bananas for when you finish :-)

Good Luck with the run on Sunday 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.

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.

During The Race

There will be marshals all around the course as well as distance markers and arrows. There will be yellow number signs to mark each mile for the half marathon, and blue number flags to mark each KM for the 5k & 10k. The course is 8 laps for the half marathon (with a mini-lap at the beginning),  4 laps for the 10k and 2 laps for the 5k on the roads/paths in the park. You can see the course map HERE.

Please be aware that we have a lead bike on the front of each race. In the event that the course is a multi lap course, be aware that the lead bike might catch up behind you, and will be communicating which side the bike will be passing. In the interest of safety to yourself, other runners, pedestrians and our marshals, it is very important that instructions are listened to, and that if you are wearing headphones, your music is at a level that will allow you to hear instructions clearly.

Also, please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public using the park.

Spectators

You are free to wander around the park so you can see where the competitors will be running. It is lapped so you will see them on numerous occasions.

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

Travel/Getting There

Address: Finsbury Park, 350-354 Seven Sisters Rd, London N4 2PG

Nearest underground stations: Manor House and Finsbury Park

Nearest rail station: Finsbury Park

Use TFL to help plan your journey.

Getting Here on Foot

The park is easily accessible by both foot and cycle. Cycle parking is available in the park.

Things to note!

There WILL be pedestrians on the paths. We recommend you do not use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you. Please be aware of people, cyclists and dogs.

You can decide whether you run 5k or 10k on the day.

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Twitter http://www.twitter.com/runthroughuk / @runthroughuk use the hashtag #RunThroughUK in the build up to the race :-)

For behind the scenes updates pre/post race, follow us on Snapchat @runthroughuk; send us your pictures on there too!

If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages and the best ones will feature on our page!