Christmas Lights Running Tour

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Get in the festive spirit with this unique take on a Christmas 10k. Great for novices and experienced runners alike, the course is a guided running tour of the best Christmas lights in London. Come to wonder at the sparkling lights or to discover some of London's secret Christmas traditions.
Participants
10k - Gentle Jingle
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Calendar
Thu 17th Dec 2020
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London, United Kingdom
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Elevation

<5m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK
Start times
10k - Gentle Jingle:
6:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Christmas Lights Running Tour
10k - Gentle Jingle
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10km
£20.00 - £25.00
Route information
This Christmas Lights Running 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.
Gentle Jingle
This is for people who are comfortable running 10k in 12-13 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.
Event day logistics
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Running tours and events in London. We'll show you a side of London that most people will never see. Thousands of people join our themed running tours every year to uncover London's hidden past, catch up with friends, meet new people and work up a sweat.
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Spectator Info
This event is not suitable for spectators.
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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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Are there other speeds available for the Christmas Lights Running Tours?
There are 4 total paces, Walk-Running in a Winter Wonderland (comfortable mixing light jogging with walking), Gentle Jingle (Running 10k in 12-13min/miles), Merrily Medium (Running 10k in 11-12 min miles), and Festively Fast (Running 10k in 9min/miles). If the speed you want isn't available on this date, check out some other dates to find the one right for you.
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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 the groups on the Christmas Lights Running Tours?
Groups are a maximum of 10 people.
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