Christmas Lights Running Tour
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Get into the festive spirit with this special Christmas 10k. Great for those looking to combine fitness with festive fun, the course takes you on a tour of London's most extravagant Christmas lights. Come to marvel at the twinkling lights or to discover London's Christmas secrets.
10k - Merrily Medium, 10k - Gentle Jingle and 10k - Festively Fast
6:00pm Fri 27th Nov 2020 - 7:00pm Fri 27th Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK
6:30pm Fri 27th Nov 2020
10k - Gentle Jingle:6:30pm
6:00pm Fri 27th Nov 2020
10k - Merrily Medium:6:00pm
7:00pm Fri 27th Nov 2020
10k - Festively Fast:7:00pm
Here are the distances available for Christmas Lights Running Tour
10k - Gentle Jingle
£20 - £23
10k - Merrily Medium
£20 - £23
10k - Festively Fast
£20 - £23
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.
The Gentle Jingle
This is for people who are comfortable running 10k in 12-13 minute miles.
The Merrily Medium
This is for people who are comfortable running 10k in 11-12 minute miles.
The Festively Fast
This is for people who are comfortable running 10k in 9 minute miles.
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.
*If you don't feel you can run at the Merrily Medium pace, it is advised that you change to the Gentle Jingle events so you can enjoy the sights more.
- Expertly planned route through the heart of the capital
- Santa hat
- Christmas themed snack
- Small guided group
- A knowledgable history loving guide
- Classic Christmas songs played over a loud speaker (sing-a-long optional)
How to get there
Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UKGet full directions
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.
Finish: Notting Hill Station
Notting Hill Gate Station sits on the Central and Circle and District lines.
Event day logistics
Please arrive in plenty of time to ensure the rest of the group are not waiting for you.
18:00: Merrily Medium Start
18:30: Gentle Jingle Start
19:00: Festively Fast Start
(Approx.) 20:00: Merrily Medium Ends
(Approx.) 20:30: Gentle Jingle Ends
(Approx.) 21:00: Festively Fast Ends
This event is not suitable for spectators because it follows a path through London on open roads and pathways.
Will I be able to keep up?
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 information on speeds. If you aren't sure which pace you should choose it is advised that you air on the side of caution and choose the slower pace. This allows a more enjoyable run and gives you more time to see the sights.
What if I can't make this date but I want to participate?
Please note that the above groups are available on several different dates throughout December, so if you can't make one, check out the other dates on Let's Do This.
How large are the groups for each pace?
Group sizes are kept at no more than 10 runners to ensure a safe run for all.
What if I can't run a 10k?
There are some 5k dates available on Let's Do This also for runners who want a shorter distance.
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