HYDE PARK 5k & 10k – SATURDAY 13TH APRIL 2019
Start Time: 9:30am
Address: Hyde Park Bandstand, Hyde Park, London Hyde Park, W2 2UH
All pre-entries will be assigned a number. To collect your number you need to make your way down to the registration desk between 8:30am – 9:10am. 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).
You will find instructions on the back of your chip for how to attach it to your shoe correctly (as below):
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.
Hyde Park has two sets of Male and Female toilets one near to the bandstand which is virtually on the course and near the start/finish and another set next to The Old Police House. We recommend arriving early if you plan to use the toilets.
We are excited to partner up with the incredible Swedish Fit who will be providing the fun and innovative warm up for you all before the race! Swedish Fit workouts are adapted to everyone, whatever your level and physical condition. Men, women, sporty or non-sporty people… EVERYBODY can join in. Swedish Fit are offering all participants 1 FREE month membership, without any commitment! Get access to 20 weekly Fitness classes, 5 activities across central London (9 venues) and improve your running performance! With their leitmotiv “Have fun, Get fit”, every Swedish Fit activity helps to train for speed and endurance via intervals and tempo workouts. Not only does the cardio training combined with strength bodyweight exercises helps to build strong muscles but also it’ll boost your stamina! Click HERE to enjoy this offer.
There will be water provided at the 5k point of the race, and water at the finish. We have also ordered some bananas and flapjacks for you to refuel after the race.
Good Luck for the run on Saturday from Team ACTIPH. ACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water. Through a unique ionisation process, purified water and a blend of electrolytes are supercharged to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH of 9.0+. 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. Grab your bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line!!
Pics Peanut Butter have kindly donated some goodies for you all to try, so don’t forget to pick grab one of these after the race! To find out more about Pics Peanut Butter, take a look at their website here: https://www.picspeanutbutter.com/gb/
MISSFITS will be sampling their great tasting, all natural, low sugar, everyday protein products within the event village. Don’t forget to head over and have a try!! For further information on all the products they have on offer, take a look at their website HERE.
During the race
We will have marshals all around the course as well as KM signs and arrows. It will be 2 laps for the 5k and 4 laps for the 10k. See course map below:
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.
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.
Hyde Park is highly accessible by public transport. There are also car parking facilities available but we recommend that visitors avoid coming by car as there are limited places. Have a look at this page HERE for details on the car parks within Hyde Park.
If you are using a mobile device, the postcode for the park is W2 2UH, but note this is for guidance only as the park covers a large area. We are starting at the Bandstand which is near the Serpentine Lake.
The tube stations that surround Hyde Park are:
Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line) – this is the closest
Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line)
Lancaster Gate (Central Line)
Marble Arch (Central Line)
North London: 6, 7, 10, 16, 52, 73, 82, 390, 414
South London: 2, 36, 137, 436
West London: 9, 10, 14, 19, 22, 52, 74, 148, 414
East London: 8, 15, 30, 38, 274
More information can be found HERE
Things to note!
There WILL be pedestrians, Hyde Park is Londons busiest outdoor area so you will encounter pedestrians/dogs – please be aware. 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 recommend you do not use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you.
For more information on Hyde Park have a look HERE
Join our group on Facebook, RunThroughUK Chat HERE to ask us and our community any questions you like about the race or your training.
If you wanted to share your journey to the race or after the race with us on Instagram we are on @RunThroughUK and don’t forget to #RunThroughUK.
For updates leading up to the race and results, please check out our Twitter @RunThroughUK.
After the race check out our Snapchat story @RunThroughUK and try spot yourself.