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Christmas Lights Running Tour

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Get into the festive spirit with this special Christmas run. 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.
C-19 Plan
Secret London Runs has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Friday 18th Dec 2020 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

How to enter the Christmas Lights Running Tour

  1. 5k - Merrily Medium

    Run 5km
    £13–£22
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Christmas Lights Running Tour route

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.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • 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)
Raceday Logistics

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

18:00: Merrily Medium 5k Start

(Approx.) 19:00: Merrily Medium 5k Ends

Kit List

Festive fancy dress is not compulsory but it is highly encouraged. It always adds to the Christmas spirit so feel free to be creative.

Spectators

This event is not suitable for spectators.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Junior tickets?
Junior tickets allow U18's who are accompanied by an adult to participate in the 5ks.
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.
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.
How big are groups?
Groups are a maximum of 10 people per pace.

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Running tours and events in London. We'll show you a side of London that most people will never see. Thousands of people join our themed running tours every year to uncover London's hidden past, catch up with friends, meet new people and work up a sweat.

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