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

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RunThrough's event is the perfect platform 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.
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Where and when
Location
Crystal Palace Parade, London SE19, UK
Start times
Sun 16th Jan 2022
10k:
9:30am |
5k:
9:30am |
Half Marathon:
9:30am |
10k + Event T-Shirt:
9:30am |
5k + Event T-Shirt:
9:30am |
Half Marathon + Event T-Shirt:
9:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for RunThrough Crystal Palace Park 5k, 10k and Half Marathon – January
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5k
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5km
£24.00
5k + Event T-Shirt
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5km
£32.00
10k
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10km
£26.00
10k + Event T-Shirt
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10km
£34.00
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
  • Distance marked
  • Chip timed results
  • Themed medal
  • Course marshalled
  • Refreshment stations
  • Fruit and flapjack
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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.
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.
Race start
After the warm-up, estimated finish times will be called to the starting pen where the marshals will guide you to the start.
The Finish
Do not stop in the finish area, continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space. Please leave the race village as soon as possible after the race to avoid groups congregating.
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RunThrough is one of the UK’s premier running event organisers. Their events are widely regarded as inclusive and friendly, with the RunThrough community being at the heart of everything they do. Runners can enter a huge variety of distances from 5k’s all the way up to the mighty marathon. If you’re new to running and looking to book onto your first event, then these events are the ones for you.
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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.
FAQ's
Are there on-site toilet facilities at Crystal Palace 5k & 10k - January?
There will be portaloos 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
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2 reviews
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4.7
Did the 10k in 2022
I highly recommend this 10K race for intermediate and experienced runners. This course of one of the most challenging undulating courses I have run so far so I do not suggest that you attempt it without good fitness and a few races under your belt. The course surface is mixed and if the weather on the day is rainy or it has rained in the previous 48 hours I highly recommend that you wear trail shoes rather than road shoes as around 40% of the race is on uneven surface (mud, gravel, ground covered with leaves, paths were tarmac were large parts of it are missing exposing the ground below).The organisation of the race was excellent and you can arrive 30 minutes before your start time and have plenty of time to collect your number, use the toilets, drop your staff and join the pre-race group warm up.Given that as we approach spring and there are other events (particularly ones that are charity driven and attract contestants in their thousands), races like these for me have the major differentiator (especially for a 10k race) that I do not have to run the first 1k to 1 mile in frustration of dodging runners who picked the wrong starting speed and deter you from a fun running experience. Typically after the first 200m you have plenty of room to run and overtake other runners while observing the distancing rules.
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4.3
Did the 10k in 2019
Well organised, great course, enjoyed the variety, especially off-tarmac through the woods. Undulations of park made it a good challenge
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