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Richmond Park Christmas 10k & 5k

Sun 9th Dec 2018 • by Nice Work
Richmond, GB

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What you need to know

This popular series signs off for the year by kicking off the Festive Season. This is the final race in the series and its a perfect setting for a pacy, traffic-free Sunday morning 10k. If you prefer, why not take on the 5k option? The undulating course covers the tracks, trails and footpaths within the park and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Beginners welcome.

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Distances in this event

  1. 10k

    Run 10km
    10:00am Sun 9th Dec 2018
    £17–£19
    Event passed
  2. 5k

    Run 5km
    10:00am Sun 9th Dec 2018
    £14–£16
    Event passed
Course Details

The Richmond Park 10k course is a two lap route covering the paths and trails within the boundaries of Richmond Park. The course has been measured using a GPS and, because of its multi terrain nature, cannot carry an official course measurement certificate. The route will be clearly marked using large route arrows and directional cones, as well as being marshalled throughout. We would ask you to remember that we do not have exclusive use of the park and you should be aware that other park users will be on the course.

The route is an undulating course with no significantly testing hills and covers a selection of hard track, tarmac with a small section on grass. You will pass around various sections of the park through Sheen Wood and past the Teck Plantation. You will also pass Bishops Pond and Richmond Gate. You may even be lucky enough to spot one of the many roaming herds of Red or Fallow Deer that have been known to watch the race as you pass down Sawyers Hill on a few occasions!

Travel

Getting there by car

For those who wish to drive to the event there is a car park adjacent to the race HQ and start. Remember that the car park is shared with other park users, so you’re advised to arrive as early as you can. You will be able to see the registration/start area from the car park and there will be signage to direct you.
There is strictly no parking on any grassland or roads. For those using a Sat Nav the post code for the event is SW14 8BJ.

Getting there by bus

There are number of buses that travel to Richmond Park, however it is a large park so you will need to get buses which arrive at the North side of the park and alight at Bus Stop N and it is then a 10 minute walk from Upper Richmond Road to the event. The buses that travel to Richmond Park are:

  • 190 Hammersmith – Richmond
  • 391 Hammersmith – Richmond
  • 419 Hammersmith – Richmond
  • R68 Bushy Park and Richmond

Specific Northside busses are

  • 33 Hammersmith – Richmond
  • 337 Richmond – Clapham Junction
  • 485 Richmond – Wandsworth

Getting there by train

There are three stations surrounding the park and these are Richmond, Mortlake and Barnes. The closest station to the start and race HQ is Mortlake and it is then a 20 minute walk from the station to the park.

FAQs

Facilities:

  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off

First Aid

St John’s Ambulance will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.

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Reviews (8)

4.4 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 5k in 2018

    Bring a change of footwear as got very muddy due to rain.
  • Did the 10k in 2018

    It was great! Despite the weather. The only slight problem which the organiser cant do much about was the toilets. There was a massive queue so I missed the start
  • Did the 10k in 2018

    Bear in mind you dont know who is doing 5k or 10k so be careful who you try to keep pace with!Its fairly hilly but not too severe.
  • Did the 10k in 2018

    It was a fun 10k!
  • Did the 10k in 2018

    I was a complete beginner and a little scared at the start line. The organisers have great comfort and said not to worry of time, someone will always be there waiting for runners. I did it, I got my medal and mince pie and I feel very proud. I shall return to another event with this company.

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