Green Chain Challenges

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An epic challenge awaits in this multi-distance run along London's Green Chain. Enjoy riverbanks, woodlands, and local landmarks as you tackle a 10k, Half Marathon, or full Marathon this autumn. Perfect for runners from all walks of life, everyone takes home a finisher's medal.
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5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Mottingham Sports Ground, 35 Grove Park Rd, Grove Park Rd, London SE9 4NP, UK
Start times
Sun, 5 Sept 2021
9:30am |
Half Marathon:
9:30am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Green Chain Challenges
Half Marathon
2 Loops
4 Loops
Route information
See all that South London has to offer as you follow a leafy oasis along the Green Chain.
Runners will start and finish at Mottingham Sports Ground and head off along grassy footpaths on the Green Chain. Following Court Farm Road, and Oaks Farm Road along to Eltham College Junior School, the route then turns sharply onto the first section of the Green Chain.
Next its river views as you follow the small Quaggy River to Chinbrook Meadows. Here, runners will enjoy woodland scenes before some quick urban sections along a railway line and over a bridge.
The path eventually comes out onto Burnt Ash Lane where runners will follow Ridgeway Drive back onto and over the railway bridge.
Finally its across Charminster Road and Castle Road through some scenic woods back to Mottingham Sports Ground.
Runners completing in the 10k will complete 1 full lap, those in the Half Marathon will complete 2 laps and a little extra, and those in the Half Marathon will complete 4 and a little extra.
What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Bag drop
  • Chip-timed results
  • Marked and marshalled course
  • Aid stations
  • First aid support
  • Toilets
  • Goody bag including mugs, pens, magazines
How to get there
Mottingham Sports Ground, 35 Grove Park Rd, Grove Park Rd, London SE9 4NP, UK
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There will be plenty of parking at Mottingham Sports ground as well as in the roads surrounding the club.
Event day logistics
09:30 All routes start
16:00 Cut-off time
Race Packs
Runners will collect their race packs from registration on the day.
Cut-Off Time
There will be a cut-off time of 6.5 hours which will be strictly adhered to. Any runners running slower than this time will be asked to head back to Race HQ.
There will be toilets at the Sports Club and, if required, portable toilets may also be available.
Aid Stations
Aid stations will be situated roughly every 3 miles along the course.
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Is there a cut-off time at the Green Chain Challenges?
Yes, a strict cut-off time of 6.5 hours will be followed so please ensure you can finish your chosen distance in this time.
Will there be toilets at the Green Chain Challenges?
Yes, there will be toilets at Race HQ and potentially also portable toilets if required.
Is there somewhere I can park at the Green Chain Challenges?
Yes, there is plenty of parking at the Mottingham Sports Club as well as in the surrounding roads.
Is there somewhere I can leave my bag while I run at the Green Chain Challenges?
Yes, there will be a bag drop at Race HQ for runners to leave their belongings.
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