Kangaroo Hop 5k

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Run in the sun with this summer's evening 5k through Battersea Park. Great for newcomers to the sport and experienced athletes alike, the course loops around this picturesque South London green space. Come to get your after-work run fix or for a lovely summer's evening outside.
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7:00pm Tue 8th Aug 2023
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London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Carriage Dr E, London SW11 4NJ, UK
Start times
7:00pm Tue 8th Aug 2023
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Kangaroo Hop 5k
2 Loops
Route information
  • 5k - 2 laps
  • Terrain - park paths/ pavement
The 5k route will be entirely within Battersea Park. The race is UKA Certified accurate and manually timed to UKA Standards.
Please be aware that the park paths will be shared with the public so be sure to look out for your surroundings.
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What's included
  • Fully marked and marshalled course
  • Traffic-free
  • Secure bag drop
  • Toilets
How to get there
Carriage Dr E, London SW11 4NJ, UK
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There will be paid parking in Rosary Gate Car Park or Chelsea Gate Car Park.
Event day logistics
19:00 5k starts
* Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the race in order to drop your bag and warm up.
Age Requirements
All runners must be at least 12 years old to take part in this 5k.
Race Numbers
All race numbers will be sent out in the post prior to the event. It should arrive in the week leading up to the race.
Race HQ
Race HQ will be about 30 metres from Pear Tree Cafe on Carriage Drive East between the Boating Lake and Millennium Arena running track.
Bag Drop
A bag tag will be posted out to you with your race number, you'll need to attach this to your bag before leaving at the secure drop at race HQ.
Toilets & Facilities
There are public toilets in Battersea Park that will be open for use during the event.
Showers will be available to use for £3 at the Millennium Arena.
Spectator Info
Spectators are more than welcome and will get a good view of the runners wherever they stand on the course, due to its looped nature.
Is there a minimum age to enter the Kangaroo Hop 5k?
Under the UK Athletics rules, all runners must be at least 12 years old on the day of the race.
Are there toilet facilities at the Kangaroo Hop 5k?
There are a number of public toilet facilities available within the park. It is advised that runners use these prior to the race start.
Will there be somewhere to leave my bag during the Kangaroo Hop 5k?
Yes, there will be a secure bag drop at race HQ.
Are there showers available at the Kangaroo Hop 5k?
Showers will be available for the Millennium Arena by finish line and a short walk from race HQ for £3.
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