RunThrough Crystal Palace Park 5k, 10k and Half Marathon – January

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Get yourself down to Crystal Palace to run your first 5k, 10k, or even Half Marathon. This undulating course loops around the scenic park with great views over to Central London, making this event perfect for both beginners and seasoned athletes.
Participants
10k, 5k, Half Marathon, and 1 more
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Calendar
Sun, 29 Jan 2023
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London, United Kingdom
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4.6
(73 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Crystal Palace Parade, London SE19, UK
Start times
Sun, 29 Jan 2023
10k:
9:30am |
5k:
9:30am |
Half Marathon:
9:30am |
Group of 6 Booking:
9:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for RunThrough Crystal Palace Park 5k, 10k and Half Marathon – January
10k
Distance
10km
£26.00
5k
Distance
5km
£24.00
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£28.00
Group of 6 Booking
Distance
0km
£20.00
Route information
This undulating route allows you to take in the beautiful views of Central London and Greenwich. You will even have the chance to see a few dinosaurs on your run.
The course is lapped, with 5k runners doing one lap, 10k runners completing two, and Half Marathon participants running just over four.
RunThrough course marshals will be stationed throughout the course, ensuring runners keep on the right track as well as cheering runners on their way. This course will be clearly way-marked with arrows, signs and distance markers.
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What's included
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Crystal Palace Parade, London SE19, UK
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By Train
The park is within walking distance of both Crystal Palace Station and Penge West Station. If using public transport then please leave sufficient time to account for any delays.
By Car
There is extensive car-parking available in and around the park. If using GPS please use the postcode SE19 2GA, for the High St/Thicket Road entrance.
Event day logistics
09:30 All races start
*Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the scheduled start time in order to ensure a smooth registration process.
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
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 after each lap of the race and at the finish where flapjacks and bananas will be waiting for finishers.
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 the RunThrough results page after the race.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are instrumental in creating the race day atmosphere and the looped nature of this race makes it a great viewing event.
The park will remain open to the public therefore supporters can find whichever vantage point best suits them.
FAQs
Are there on-site toilet facilities at Crystal Palace 5k & 10k - January?
There will be portable toilets within the event village which can be used by both participants and spectators.
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Is there baggage storage available at Crystal Palace 5k & 10k - January?
RunThrough offers a secure baggage area for participants to leave any belongings. However, because of limited space they advise athletes to bring as little extra baggage as they can.
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When can I access my race time for the Crystal Palace 5k & 10k - January race?
All race times will be published on the RunThrough website - www.runthrough.co.uk - after the race is complete.
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Where do the photographs for the Crystal Palace 5k & 10k - January get uploaded?
RunThrough will upload official event photographs to there Facebook page - www.facebook.com/RunThrough/.
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Reviews
4.6
73 reviews
oliver
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4.7
Did the race in 2023
This is the best marshalled, best organised, best set-up of a UK half marathon that I've ever experienced. This is my second run, and I'll be back for another. The course is brilliant, the race village easy and fun, pre- and in-race announcements and encouragement inspiring... just great. The real stellar point is the marshalling, though: helpful and useful at key junctions, connected and interested to cheer on us runners, fun and knowledgeable to chat to on the way past. Thank you all, very much!
sean
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2023
Really enjoyed the day/experience.My only niggle at the end was to find that, according to Strava, the course was short of 10K by about 30m, otherwise I would have had a PB!But otherwise great, will come back next year!
jonathan
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4.3
Did the race in 2023
It was a challenging course as it was quite hilly. Some paths were quite narrow. But overall, I enjoyed the course a lot. The atmosphere was excellent
paul
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3.3
Did the race in 2023
The corse was challenging, with an incline at the start and towards the finish with plently of ups and downs throughout, you'll specially pump those arms running up the back hill towards the pond. I chose to complete the half, 4 laps around the track, and definetly felt it towards the end. Its a lovely park with plenty to look at to keep you distracted throughout. 5k would be a fun run to complete but i think 10k would be my perferred run around the park. The half is definetly something i would reccomend my fellow runners to do but you will feel it after, well at least i did. The marshells were great and gave you that little bit of encouragement to keep pushing as you went past, i even got a hi five off one marshall on my last lap, it was nice that they seemed to remember me each time i went past.At the finish, coming along the end straight you're made to feel special with the croud and host on the mic cheering you on.Although there is a water station at the start of each lap, i persinally didnt take on enough water and found myself cramping on the last lap, a rookie mistake, be sure on to be cought out like me. Over all a pleasent experiance.Thank you to all who organised the event...see you on my next run :-)
roberto
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4.0
Did the race in 2023
A good event overall, as you would expect when RT are the organizer. One thing that could be improved is the bag drop as the volunteers couldn't manage to find where they put the bags after the event. We had to wait a long time in the cold just because the bags were not stored in any specific order and it took forever to find them. The course itself is quite hilly and being winter there were some mud and puddles on the way but Crystal Palace park is a very nice location with a decent atmosphere too.
anna
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5.0
Did the race in 2023
As usual fantastic atmosphere, great and helpful staff.
anna
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5.0
Did the race in 2023
As usual fantastic atmosphere, great and helpful staff.
norma
Star
4.7
Did the race in 2023
Good fun
jesse
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5.0
Did the race in 2023
Absolutely loved it. I’m training for a marathon and today was good preparation for it. I’m also doing the run through in Greenwich in March. Great atmosphere today
gareth
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2023
The hills make the course tricky, but the views and general surroundings are amazing. Loved all of it
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