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 - Festively Fast and 10k - Gentle Jingle
Wed, 9 Dec 2020
London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK
Wed, 9 Dec 2020
10k - Festively Fast:7:00pm |
10k - Gentle Jingle:6:30pm
Here's what races are available for Christmas Lights Running Tour
10k - Festively Fast
£20.00 - £25.00
10k - Gentle Jingle
£20.00 - £25.00
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 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.
This is for people comfortable running 10k in 12-13 minute miles.
This is for people comfortable running 10k in 9 minute miles.
- 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.
10k 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.
18:30: Gentle Jingle 10k Start
19:00: Festively Fast 10k Start
(Approx.) 20:30: Gentle Jingle 10k Ends
(Approx.) 21:00: Festively Fast 10k Ends
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This event is not suitable for spectators.
Festive fancy dress is not compulsory but it is highly encouraged. It always adds to the Christmas spirit so feel free to be creative.
How big are the groups for the Christmas Lights Running Tour?
Groups are a maximum of 10 people per pace.
Is there a shorter version of this event?
Yes, there are 5k running tours. Check for other dates on Let's Do This.
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 for more information on pacing.
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.
Are there other speeds available?
There are 4 total paces, Walk-Running in a Winter Wonderland (comfortable mixing light jogging with walking), Gentle Jingle (Running 10k in 12-13min/miles), Merrily Medium (Running 10k in 11-12 min miles), and Festively Fast (Running 10k in 9min/miles). If the speed you want isn't available on this date, check out some other dates to find the one right for you.
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