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 - Gentle Jingle
Mon 30th 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
10k - Gentle Jingle:7:00pm
The group will meet at Trafalgar Square, home of London's 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 will end at Notting Hill Station.
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 events or alternatively if you'd like to go slower then the Walk-Running in a Winter Wonderland races are for you.
- 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.
Finish: Notting Hill Station
Notting Hill Gate Station sits on the Central and Circle and District lines.
Event day logistics
Please arrive 15 minutes before so that the group can set off on time.
19:00 Start: Trafalgar Square (near the fountains).
21:00 (Approx.) End: 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.
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?
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 above for information on speeds. If you aren't sure which pace you should choose it is advised that you air on the side of caution and choose the slower pace. This allows a more enjoyable run and gives you more time to see the sights.
What if I can't make this date but I want to participate?
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.
How large are the groups for each pace?
Group sizes are kept at no more than 10 runners to ensure a safe run for all.
What if I can't run a 10k?
There are some 5k dates available on Let's Do This also for runners who want a shorter distance.
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