Christmas Lights Running Tour

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Join the festive fun with this unique take on a Christmas run. Great for those looking to combine fitness with festive fun, the course visits the very best Christmas lights that London has to offer. Come to gaze in wonder at the sparkling lights or for the santa hat.
10k - Walk-Running in a Winter Wonderland, 10k - Merrily Medium, 5k - Gentle Jingle, and 1 more
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Sun 29th Nov 2020
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London, United Kingdom
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<5m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK
Start times
10k - Walk-Running in a Winter Wonderland:
5:30pm |
10k - Merrily Medium:
6:30pm |
5k - Gentle Jingle:
6:00pm |
5k - Merrily Medium:
4:30pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Christmas Lights Running Tour
5k - Gentle Jingle
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5km
£9.50 - £19.00
5k - Merrily Medium
PathWithPin
5km
£9.50 - £19.00
10k - Walk-Running in a Winter Wonderland
PathWithPin
10km
£20.00 - £23.00
10k - Merrily Medium
PathWithPin
10km
£20.00 - £23.00
Route information
This Christmas Lights tour will see groups of 10 people running around London at its most festive time of the year.
While the route will remain the same, there are different paces available depending on the speed you are most comfortable with.
10k:
The Tour
The group will meet at Trafalgar Square (near the fountains), home of London's iconic Christmas Tree.
From there, the group will fly through the streets of the capital and you'll be able to marvel at the famous lights of Carnaby Street, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, Oxford Street, Paddington, Kensington Palace, Bond Street and many more places you may not be familiar with.
The tour will last about 2 hours and finishes at Notting Hill Station.
Each speed falls across different dates throughout the year, so if you can't find the one you're looking for then be sure to check out another date.
Walk-Running in a Winter Wonderland
This is for people comfortable mixing short intervals of gentle jogging with walking.
The Merrily Medium
This is for people who are comfortable running 10k in 11-12 minute miles.
5k:
The Tour
The group will meet at Trafalgar Square (near the fountains), home of London's iconic Christmas Tree.
On this expertly-planned (and brand new) route, you'll marvel at the lights of Carnaby Street, Regent Street, Oxford Street, Trafalgar Square, Bond Street, Marylebone, Baker Street and many more places you may or may not have heard of.
The 5k Tour ends at Baker Street Station.
Each speed falls across different dates throughout the year, so if you can't find the one you're looking for then be sure to check out another date.
Gentle Jingle
This is for people who are comfortable running 5k in 12-13 minute miles.
Merrily Medium
This is for people who are comfortable running 5k in 10-11 minute miles.
What's included
  • Santa hat
  • Expertly planned route through the heart of the capital
  • Classic Christmas songs played over a loud speaker (sing-a-long optional)
  • Festive snack
  • A history loving guide
  • Small groups
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How to get there
Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK
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Address: Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK
Trafalgar Square is easily accessible by tube at Embankment and train at Charing Cross Station.
Embankment sits on the Bakerloo, Circle and District, and Northern lines.
10k Finish: Notting Hill Station
Notting Hill Gate Station sits on the Central and Circle and District lines.
5k Finish: Baker Street Station
Baker Street sits on the Bakerloo, Circle and Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, and Metropolitan lines.
Event day logistics
Please arrive in plenty of time to ensure the rest of the group are not waiting for you.
16:30: Merrily Medium 5k Start
17:30: Walk/Running in a Winter Wonderland 10k Start
(Approx.) 17:30: Merrily Medium 5k Ends
18:00: Gentle Jingle 5k Start
18:30: Merrily Medium 10k Starts
(Approx.) 19:00: Gentle Jingle 5k Ends.
(Approx.) 19:30: Walk/Running in a Winter Wonderland 10k Ends
(Approx.) 20:30: Merrily Medium 10k Ends
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Spectator Info
This event is not suitable for spectators.
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Kit List
Festive fancy dress is by no means obligatory but it is highly encouraged and will help you and your fellow runners get into the Christmas spirit.
FAQ's
Will I be able to keep up?
Your guide will run at the pace of the slowest runner so that no one is left behind. Runners are asked to sign up to the group that they are most comfortable with, so you should be grouped with runners of a similar pace.
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Is there a shorter version of this event?
Yes! There is a 5km version of this event on this date.
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What do I need to bring with me?
Bring your ticket on your phone and water if you usually run with it. Wear warmer clothes than you usually would for a run of this length as there will be a couple of stops throughout the run as the guides unveil London's untold history.
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How big are groups?
Groups are a maximum of 10 people per pace.
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What are the Junior tickets?
Junior tickets allow U18's who are accompanied by an adult to participate in the 5ks.
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