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Christmas Lights Running Tour

1 race scheduled · 10 participants · Thu 17th Dec 2020 · London
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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.

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Tickets available until Wed Dec 16 2020

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
10k - Gentle Jingle
6:00pm Thu 17th Dec 2020

Run 10km

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Frequently asked questions
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.… read more
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.… read more
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.… read more
Route description
Route description

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.

Logistics and schedule

Please arrive in plenty of time to ensure the rest of the group are not waiting for you.

18:00: Gentle Jingle 10k Start

(Approx.) 20:00: Gentle Jingle 10k Ends

Spectators

This event is not suitable for spectators.

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.

Frequently asked questions
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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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
How big are the groups on the Christmas Lights Running Tours?
Groups are a maximum of 10 people.
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