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Christmas Lights Running Tour

4 races scheduled · 40 participants · Sat 28th Nov 2020 · London
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About this event

Get in the festive spirit with this unique take on a Christmas run. Great for novices and experienced runners alike, the course is a guided running tour of the best Christmas lights in London. Come to wonder at the sparkling lights or to discover some of London's secret Christmas traditions.

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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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How to enter

Tickets available until Sat Nov 28 2020

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
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10k - Gentle Jingle
5:00pm Sat 28th Nov 2020

Run 10km

10k - Merrily Medium
5:30pm Sat 28th Nov 2020

Run 10km

10k - Festively Fast
6:30pm Sat 28th Nov 2020

Run 10km

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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
How many people are there in each group?
There will be no more than 10 people per pace. … read more
FAQ
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.… read more
FAQ
What if I can't run a 10k?
There is also a 5k event available on this date.… read more
Route description
Route description

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.

10k:

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.

The 10k tour ends at Notting Hill Station.

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 Festively Fast

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

5k:

The group will meet at Trafalgar Square (near the fountains), home of London's iconic Christmas Tree.

On this expertly-planned (and brand new) route, you'll marvel at the lights of Carnaby Street, Regent Street, Oxford Street, Trafalgar Square, Bond Street, Marylebone, Baker Street and many more places you may or may not have heard of.

The 5k Tour ends at Baker Street 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.

Walk-Running in a Winter Wonderland

This is for people comfortable mixing short intervals of jogging with walking.

Logistics and schedule

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

16:30: Walk-Running in a Winter Wonderland 5k Start

17:00: Gentle Jingle 10k Start

17:30: Merrily Medium 10k Start

18:30: Festively Fast 10k Start

(Approx.) 17:30: Walk-Running in a Winter Wonderland 5k Ends

(Approx.) 19:00: Gentle Jingle 10k Ends

(Approx.) 19:30: Merrily Medium 10k Ends

(Approx.) 20:30: Festively Fast 10k Ends

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.

5k Finish: Baker Street Station

Baker Street sits on the Bakerloo, Circle and Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, and Metropolitan lines.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
How many people are there in each group?
There will be no more than 10 people per pace.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
What if I can't run a 10k?
There is also a 5k event available on this date.
FAQ
What are the Junior tickets?
Junior tickets allow anyone U18 accompanied by an adult to participate in the 5k tours too.
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