RunThrough Battersea Park Santa Run 5k & 10k - December

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Get into the festive season spirit with a Santa Run through one of London's most scenic and popular green spaces. Great for seasoned pros or first-time runners, the course loops around Boating Lake and finishes at the iconic Bandstand. Come for the chance to clock a new PB or the festive atmosphere.
Participants
10k, Group of 6 Booking, and 5k
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Calendar
Sat, 10 Dec 2022
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London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Battersea Park, Battersea, London SW11 4NJ, UK
Start times
Sat, 10 Dec 2022
5k:
9:00am |
10k:
9:00am |
Group of 6 Booking:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for RunThrough Battersea Park Santa Run 5k & 10k - December
Route information
Battersea Park is one of London's prettiest parks, and is beloved by running enthusiasts as a perfect PB course. The route is completely flat, ensuring that runners whiz around the course. The course will start and finish at the parks iconic bandstand.
  • 5k - 2 laps
  • 10k - 4 laps
The paths are wide and flat, giving plenty of space for the runners.
Course marshals will be stationed throughout the course to help guide runners throughout the race, as well as cheer them on their way. The route will also be clearly way-marked with signs, arrows and distance markers.
Runners are not tied to their distance and can choose to change on the day.
Organiser
What's included
  • Unique Finisher's Medal
  • Chip timing
  • Refreshment stations
  • Course marshals
  • Fruit and flapjacks
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How to get there
Battersea Park, Battersea, London SW11 4NJ, UK
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By Train
Battersea Park Railway Station is a 10 minute walk away from the Bandstand and has frequent services from Victoria.
By Bus
Bus services run frequently from Vauxhall Railway Station to Battersea Park.
By Car
There is a paid car park open to the public at the park but space will be limited.
Event day logistics
09:00 5k & 10k Starts
11:00 Event Ends
*Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the race to allow enough time to register, attach your race number, drop any bags you may have and warm up.
Registration
The event village and registration will be located next to the Battersea Park Bandstand.
Race Pack
Race Packs must be collected on the day of the event, before the start of your race, from registration. Please be aware that you will not receive anything in the post.
Age Requirements
  • 5k - 11 and older
  • 10k - 15 and older
Bag Drop
There will be a secure area where bags can be left, though it is recommended that you bring as little baggage as possible. Your bag tag is attached to your race number which you can tear off and attach to your bag.
Refreshments
There will be water stations at the 5k point of the race and at the finish where flapjacks and bananas will be waiting for finishers.
Toilets
There are 2 public toilets in Battersea Park which you'll be able to use. Please note that they are about a 5 minute walk from the start area and event village.
Headphones
It is not recommended that you wear headphones during the race so you stay alert to what is going on around you and hear the encouragement from marshals and spectators. There will also be pedestrians on the paths you'll be running who you'll need to be aware of.
Race Results
Your race timings will be published on RunThrough results page after the race..
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FAQ's
Is there a place to store baggage at the Battersea Park Santa Run 5k & 10k - December?
Secure baggage storage facilities will be available at the event. RunThrough recommends participants to limit the amount of baggage they bring in the interest of space.
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Are there toilet facilities at the Battersea Park Santa Run 5k & 10k - December?
The Park has two toilet areas, however they are a short walk from the Bandstand area. Therefore, if you pass the toilet facilities on your way in then it is recommended to use them before the race starts.
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How can I find my results from the Battersea Park Santa Run 5k & 10k - December?
Race results will be published on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.
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Where can I see event photographs from the Battersea Park Santa Run 5k & 10k - December?
Photographs will be uploaded to the RunThrough Facebook page after the event.
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Can I run with a buggy at the Battersea Park Santa Run 5k & 10k - December?
Runners are allowed to run with a buggy but it is asked that they start near the back to avoid congestion.
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