Christmas Lights Running Tour
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Get in the Christmas spirit with this informative and festive 10k. Great for runners of all abilities, the course is a guided running tour of some of London's best Christmas lights. Come to gaze in wonder at the twinkling lights or to discover London's hidden Christmas secrets.
Merrily Medium 10k, and Gentle Jingle 10k
Thu 26th Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom
Perks of booking with Let's Do This
Where and when
Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK
Gentle Jingle 10k:7:00pm |
Merrily Medium 10k:6:30pm
This Christmas Lights 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 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.
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.
- Santa hat
- Expertly planned route through the heart of the capital
- Classic Christmas songs played over a loud speaker (sing-a-long optional)
- Festive Snack
- A history loving guide
- Small groups (10 people)
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.
18:30: Gentle Jingle Start at Trafalgar Square (near the fountains)
19:00: Merrily Medium Start at Trafalgar Square (near the fountains)
(Approx.) 20:30: Gentle Jingle Ends at Notting Hill Station
(Approx.) 21:00: Merrily Medium Ends at Notting Hill Station
Secret London Runs
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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.
This event is not suitable for spectators because it follows a path through London on open roads and pathways.
Festive fancy dress is by no means obligatory but it is highly encouraged and will help you and your fellow runners get into the Christmas spirit.
Will I be able to keep up?
Yes. 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. Gentle Jingle (if you're comfortable running 10k in 12-13 minute miles) Merrily Medium (if you're comfortable running 10k in 10-11 minute miles) Festively Fast (if you're comfortable running 10k in 9 minute miles or under) 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.
What if I can't run 10km?
Don't worry, there are 5km versions of the event available on Let's Do This as well.
How big will tour groups be for the Christmas Lights Running Tour?
Groups will be no larger than 10 people per pace and date, so no need to worry, it's very safe.
What if I'm not sure what pace I can handle?
It's advised you air on the side of caution and go for the next pace down, this will help give you more time and you'll be more focused on the sights.
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