adidas City Runs: Islington 1 Hour

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adidas City Runs: Islington 1 Hour
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Take to the streets of the capital for this incredible event. The challenge is to run as far as you can in 1 hour before the finish buzzer sounds! Come along for the brilliant atmosphere on the 1 Mile loop and to claim your adidas t-shirt and finisher's medal.
Islington 1 Hour and Community Mile
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Sun 10th Oct 2021
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London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Emirates Stadium, Hornsey Rd, London N7 7AJ, UK
Start times
Sun 10th Oct 2021
Islington 1 Hour:
8:00am |
Community Mile:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for adidas City Runs: Islington 1 Hour
Islington 1 Hour
Community Mile
Route information
This innovative, exciting 1 Hour race takes place at the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club. The challenge is to run as far as you can in 1 hour around the iconic course that does a full lap of the stadium on the surrounding Islington streets. The challenge is open to runners of all abilities, so how far can you go before the buzzer sounds?!
Once the buzzer has sounded, signalling the end of the hour, you will make your way inside the wonderful stadium to collect your medal and why not grab a post-race selfie while you're there! You will even be able to leave down the players tunnel, a fitting way to end this exciting challenge.
The route itself starts outside the Clock End of the Emirates Stadium, before taking you on a lap of the stadium and the surrounding roads. And if an hour sounds like a long time to you, don't worry! The course will be lined with enthusiastic supporters, a live DJ playing music and adidas Runners cheer stations to motivate you all the way round. Large digital clocks and audio countdowns will help you pace yourself and know exactly how long you have left.
To calculate your distance there will be timing mats every 0.1 mile all the way around the loop. Your official finish distance will be calculated by the last timing mat you run over when the hooter sounds after 1 hour.
Post Race
Once the buzzer has sounded, you will have 10 minutes to head into the stadium to collect your hard earned medal, and other treats inside the stadium! Wherever you are around the lap, it won't be more than half a mile back inside the ground. The fun doesn't stop when you leave the stadium, you will head out to the Event Village where you’ll be able to celebrate your amazing achievement with your family and friends.
Community Mile
The Community Mile event allows runners of all ages and abilities to complete a loop of the same epic, 1-mile loop around the outside of the stadium and traffic-free roads, and it’s completely free to enter!
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What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • adidas tech t-shirt
  • Personal race photos
  • Event village
  • Stadium Finish
  • Closed roads
  • Bag drop
  • Toilets
  • Water stations
  • On course entertainment
How to get there
Emirates Stadium, Hornsey Rd, London N7 7AJ, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
Public Transport
Holloway Road Underground, Arsenal Underground and Drayton Park Overground are the closest stations to the venue.
Closed Roads
Due to the scale and numbers participating, there will be a road closure along a small section of Drayton Park, between Whistler Street and Aubert Park. Please be aware that the road closures could impact your travel arrangements on the day, and you should make arrangements in advance.
For further assistance or questions regarding the route and how this might affect your journey please contact: community@adidascityruns.comExternalLink
Event day logistics
07:00 Event Village and Bag Drop Open
07:15 Islington 1 Hour Start Pens Open
08:00 Wave 1 Start Time
09:15 Wave 2 Start Time
10:30 Wave 3 Start Time
11:45 Wave 4 Start Time
13:00 Community Mile Wave Start Time
14:00 Roads Reopened, Event Village and Bag Drop Closes
You can select your Start Wave when choosing your ticket. Please arrive 40 minutes before your selected start time.
Event Pack
Your event pack will be posted out to you and will include the following:
  • Race Day T-Shirt
  • Timing Chip
  • Wristband
  • Baggage Label
You must wear your adidas race day t-shirt for the race, as it has your unique race number printed on it. You must also wear your timing chip on your shoe.
Age Restrictions
Runners must be at least 16 years old to enter the Islington 1 Hour.
Please also note that if you are 16 or 17 years old at the time of entering, you will need to get your parent or guardian to complete a Parental Consent FormExternalLink for you.
In order to help inspire the next generation, all U21s can take part for free. Email hello@adidascityruns.comExternalLink with a photo of your ID and they will explain the next steps.
The Community Mile Wave is open to everyone aged 4 and over. However, participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participant over the age of 18.
Spectator Info
Spectators are welcome at the Event Village is open 07:00 until 17:00 and will be full of entertainment and food and drink vendors for everyone to enjoy.
What shall I do if my Event Pack hasn't arrived?
Your event pack can arrive as late as the 9th October. If it hasn't arrived you’ll need to come to the Help Desk on the Emirates Stadium concourse between 11:00 and 17:00 on Saturday 9th October.
What time should I arrive for my race?
Please arrive 40 minutes before your selected start time.
Can I wear headphones for the race?
The organiser strongly discourages the use of any equipment that acts as an impediment to hearing or concentration when running. Please note they cannot be responsible for accidents resulting from taking part with such equipment.
Will there be a bag drop?
Yes there will be a bag drop located in the event village.
Can I run with a buggy?
Sadly you can't run with a buggy during the Islington 1 Hour, but you can during the Community Mile.
Can I race in a wheelchair?
Sadly, wheelchair athletes cannot take part in the Islington 1 Hour, but they can take part in the Community Mile.
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