Race Information – Hyde Park 5k & 10k

RACE INFORMATION

HYDE PARK 5k & 10k – SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST 2018 

Start Time: 9:30am

Address: Hyde Park Bandstand, Hyde Park, London Hyde Park, W2 2UH

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 8:30am – 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):

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

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.

Refreshments

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.

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.

Thanks to the LDN Burger Run Club we will also have pacers for both the 5k & 10k distances to lead you through to a new personal best!

The pace times are as below:

25 minute 5k and 50 minute 10k – Jon and Chris 

27:30 5k and 55 minute 10k – Jamie and Tommy 

30 minute 5k and 60 minute 10k – Louise 

35 minute 5k and 70 minute 10k – Lizzie 

Look out for the pacers in their LDN burger runs t-shirts in the event village and introduce yourself to your pacer before the race, or simply tag along during the race – Good Luck! 

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

Charity

​We will be joined by Help Refugees who will collecting unused trainers to be sent over to give to refugees in both Calais and Dunkirk – if you have any trainers looking a little lost at home and are no longer being used please bring them along to donate to Help Refugees. See more information about the work Help Refugees do visit their website HERE.

Travel

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.

By Tube

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)

By Bus

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

A MESSAGE FROM ICE HEALTH CRYOTHERAPY

Ice Health Cryotherapy are the UK’s first and most experienced Cryotherapists, based in the heart of High Street Kensington, offering health and beauty treatments not available elsewhere. Most of our treatments are tailor made.

All research done on Cryotherapy over the years state that the temperature has to be below -100ºC in order to get the best results on a cellular level. It is these low temperatures that yield the incredible instant results.

The benefits of Thermal Shock Cryotherapy are even greater than just cold treatment, as we get blood flowing with heat, as it opens up the blood vessels, flushing the body with blood. Switching to cold drives the blood inward to warm up and protect the internal organs from this cold. This thermal shock causes a repeat Vasoconstriction and Vasodilation which stimulates blood circulation as well as helping to get rid of toxins.

Ice Health Cryotherapy are offering an 10% discount off their Contrast Temperature (Heat & Cold) Cryosauna, that isn’t available anywhere else in London, exclusive to RunThrough Hyde Park runners. For more information on the services they provide visit their website HERE or to get in touch and book your Contract Temperature Cryosauna email info@icehealth.co.uk.

Things to note!

There WILL be pedestrians, Hyde Park is London 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

Social Media 

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.