Race Information – Hyde Park 5k & 10k

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RACE INFORMATION

HYDE PARK 5k & 10k – SATURDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2020 

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 on Saturday morning. 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

Strava

If you are a Strava user then join our group HERE.

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.

Warm Up

The Swedish Fit team will be getting you all warmed up before your race!

Swedish Fit are happy to offer all our participants 1 FREE month membership, without any commitment! Get access to 20 weekly Fitness classes, 7 activities (full-body workouts, Core training, Yoga, Hiit, Circuit training) 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 in a friendly atmosphere via interval workouts: not only the cardio training combined with strength bodyweight exercises helps to build strong muscles but also it’ll boost your stamina!

Adapted to everyone, whatever your level and physical condition. EVERYBODY can join in!

Ready to run your best and to join one of London’s most fun workouts?

To enjoy this offer, click HERE.

Refreshments

There will be water provided on every lap of the race, and there will be water at the finish. We have also ordered some bananas and flapjacks for you to refuel after the race.

Good Luck with the run on Saturday 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

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:
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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

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.

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

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

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.