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Christmas Lights Running Tour

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Join the festive fun with this Christmas 10k. Great for runners of all levels, 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.

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Christmas Lights Running Tour route


The Gentle Jingle is for people who are comfortable running 10k in 12-13 minute miles. If you would like to do this event at a faster pace, please check out the Merrily Medium or Festively Fast events.

The route begins at the heart of London's illuminations, Covent Garden.

From there, the route will continue through the streets of the capital and runners will marvel at the lights of Carnaby Street, Regent Street, Seven Dials, Oxford Street, Sloane Square, Harrods, Trafalgar square and many more places you may not be familiar with.

After about 2 hours of festive fun, the tour will end at Victoria Station.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • 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
Raceday Logistics

The run will begin at 1900 and end around 2100.

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

Kit List

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.

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Christmas Lights Running Tour weather forecast

Light rain until morning, starting again in the evening.

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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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