Good afternoon Runners!
We have been informed by the Royal Parks venue team at Greenwich Park that they won’t allow the event to happen on Saturday morning.
Normally during icy conditions we are able to salt/grit the route, however due to regulations at this venue they do not allow this to happen on sections where there is tree cover. Which at this venue is substantial.
At most venues we would also normally send a team to get rid of any really icy patches manually but the Greenwich Park has its own team that manage the venue, and they have estimated 60% of the route has sheet ice on it as of this early afternoon.
With the event being Saturday we would like to think the ground could improve by them, but the decision is out of our hands. We will obviously be respecting their decision. The event is approaching a sell out and this is very disappointing new for our team, as we know it will be for you all too.
Fortunately we have another 5k & 10k event at Greenwich Park booked on January 14th and your entry will be automatically rolled over to this date without you needing to do anything.
We really hope you can join us for this, it’s going to be a fantastic event and we will even bring along those Christmas special edition medals so you can still get your hands on one!
We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and can assure you we are just as disappointed. If we don’t see you before, we wish you Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!
Take care and stay safe,
The RunThrough Team
Greenwich Park 5k & 10k
Saturday 17th December 2022
Address: Greenwich Park, London SE10 8QY
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5k – 10:00am
10k – 10:06am
There maybe ice or slippy conditions on route, which we are sure you’ve encountered during your training runs this week. We will as a team do our upmost to keep the course as safe as possible but we cannot assure this for the entire route. Please take your time around corners, and on downhill stretches. We recommend trail shoes or shoes with lots of grip.
**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 Sunday 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).
5k – 8:30-9:30am
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 in case of an emergency!
The races will have a warm up in the event village 15 minutes prior to the 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
The 10k is 3 laps and the 5k is 1.5 laps of the course.
If you need to overtake on the course, please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner in front.
Please discard all litter and bottles within the signed litter zone. There will be large bags and bins within this area that you will pass on each lap of your race.
After the race
There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal and finish line goodies.
Address: Greenwich Park, London SE10 8QY
Greenwich Park is well-served by bus routes and is within 20 minutes walking distance of Blackheath, Greenwich and Maze Hill railway stations.
Jubilee Line to North Greenwich, then catch the 188 or 129 bus details below
Nearest stations: Greenwich (follow signs to the Park), Maze Hill (for playground) and Blackheath (for Deer Park, Flower Garden & Rose Garden).
Trains depart from Cannon Street, Waterloo, London Bridge and Charing Cross Docklands Light Railway
Cutty Sark station – walk through the market to St Mary’s Gate, King William Walk or Circus Gate on Crooms Hill.
For this event, there will be toilets available in the park a short walk from the event village. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.
Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.
We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race. Photos will be uploaded to our photos page after the race, so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself!
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 RunThrough Chat group on Facebook.
If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!
Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support runners.
There is a water station located on the course. Please help yourself to this as you pass this.
There will also be water available at the finish. We recommend bringing your own water to stay hydrated in the lead up to the race.
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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!