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Christmas Lights Running Tour

4 races scheduled · 40 participants · Sun 6th Dec 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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Tickets available until Sat Dec 05 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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5k - Gentle Jingle
5:00pm Sun 6th Dec 2020

Run 5km

5k - Walk-Running in a Winter Wonderland
4:30pm Sun 6th Dec 2020

Run 5km

10k - 5:15pm Gentle Jingle
5:15pm Sun 6th Dec 2020

Run 10km

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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Will I be able to keep up?
Your guide will run at the pace of the slowest runner so that no one is left behind. 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 more information on pacing.… read more
FAQ
What are the Junior tickets?
Junior tickets allow U18's who are accompanied by an adult to participate in the 5ks.… read more
FAQ
How big are groups?
Groups are a maximum of 10 people per pace.… read more
Route description
Route description

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.

5k:

The Tour

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 gentle jogging with walking.

Gentle Jingle

This is for people who are comfortable running 5k in 12-13 minute miles.

10k:

The Tour

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.

Gentle Jingle

This is for people comfortable running 10k in 12-13 minute miles.

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 5k Start

17:00: Gentle Jingle 10k Start

17:15: Gentle Jingle 10k Start

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

(Approx.) 18:00: Gentle Jingle 5k End

(Approx.) 21:00: Gentle Jingle 10k End

(Approx.) 21:15: Gentle Jingle 10k End

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
Will I be able to keep up?
Your guide will run at the pace of the slowest runner so that no one is left behind. 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 more information on pacing.
FAQ
What are the Junior tickets?
Junior tickets allow U18's who are accompanied by an adult to participate in the 5ks.
FAQ
How big are groups?
Groups are a maximum of 10 people per pace.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
Does this event have 2 Gentle Jingle 10ks on the same day?
Yes, this date has a Gentle Jingle 10k starting at 5pm, and another starting at 5:15pm. The other Gentle Jingle on this date is a 5k.
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