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 to discover some of London's secrets.
5k - Merrily Medium, and 10k - Merrily Medium
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Sat 19th 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 - Merrily Medium:
5:00pm |
5k - Merrily Medium:
5:30pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Christmas Lights Running Tour
5k - Merrily Medium
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5km
£13.00 - £22.00
10k - Merrily Medium
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10km
£20.00 - £26.00
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.
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.
Merrily Medium
This is for people who are comfortable running 5k in 10-11 minute miles.
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.
Merrily Medium
This is for people who are comfortable running 10k in 11-12 minute miles.
What's included
  • Expertly planned route through the heart of the capital
  • Christmas themed snack
  • Santa hat
  • Small personal group
  • Classic Christmas songs played over a loud speaker (sing-a-long optional)
  • A history loving guide
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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.
17:00: Merrily Medium 10k Start
17:30: Merrily Medium 5k Start
(Approx.) 18:30: Merrily Medium 5k Ends
(Approx.) 19:00: Merrily Medium 10k Ends
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Spectator Info
This event is not suitable for spectators.
Backpack
Kit List
Feel free to get creative.
Festive fancy dress is not compulsory but it is highly encouraged. It always adds to the Christmas feel.
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. See Course Details above for more information.
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How big are the groups in the Christmas Lights Running Tour?
There are a maximum of 10 people per pace.
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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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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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