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Christmas Lights Running Tour

2 races scheduled · 20 participants · Wed 9th Dec 2020 · London
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About this event

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.

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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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Tickets available until Tue Dec 08 2020

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)
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Route description
Route description

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.

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The Tour

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.

Gentle Jingle

This is for people comfortable running 10k in 12-13 minute miles.

Festively Fast

This is for people comfortable running 10k in 9 minute miles.

Logistics and schedule

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

Spectators

This event is not suitable for spectators.

How to get there

Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK

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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.

Frequently asked questions
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How big are the groups for the Christmas Lights Running Tour?
Groups are a maximum of 10 people per pace.
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Is there a shorter version of this event?
Yes, there are 5k running tours. Check for other dates on Let's Do This.
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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.
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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.
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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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