Christmas Lights Running Tour
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Join the Christmas fun with this festive 10k. Great for runners of all stripes, the course is a guided running tour of the best Christmas lights London has to offer. Come to marvel at the sparkling lights or for the santa hat.
10k - Gentle Jingle and 10k - Merrily Medium
6:30pm Mon 14th Dec 2020 - 7:00pm Mon 14th Dec 2020
London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK
6:30pm Mon 14th Dec 2020
10k - Gentle Jingle:6:30pm
7:00pm Mon 14th Dec 2020
10k - Merrily Medium:7:00pm
Here are the distances available for Christmas Lights Running Tour
10k - Gentle Jingle
£20 - £25
10k - Merrily Medium
£20 - £25
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 who are comfortable running 10k in 12-13 minute miles.
This is for people who are comfortable running 10k in 11-12 minute miles.
- 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
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: Merrily Medium 10k Start
(Approx.) 20:30: Gentle Jingle 10k Ends
(Approx.) 21:00: Merrily Medium 10k Ends
Are there other speeds available for the Christmas Lights Running Tours?
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.
Is there a shorter version of this event?
Yes, there are also 5k running tours available on Let's Do This.
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.
How big are groups?
Groups are a maximum of 10 people per pace.
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