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Christmas Lights Running Tour

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Join the festive fun with this unique take on a Christmas 10k. Great for those looking to combine fitness with festive fun, the course visits the very best Christmas lights that London has to offer. Come to gaze in wonder at the sparkling lights or to discover some of London's secrets.

How to enter the Christmas Lights Running Tour

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Christmas Lights Running Tour route

The group will meet at Covent Garden, the epicentre of London's Christmas lights.

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, Seven Dials, Oxford Street, Sloane Square, Harrods, Trafalgar square and many more places you may not be familiar with.

The tour will last about 2 hours and will end at Victoria Station.

The Merrily Medium is for people who are comfortable running 10k in 10-11 minute miles. If you would like to do this event at a faster pace, please check out the Festively Fast events or alternatively if you'd like to go slower then the Gentle Jingle races are for you.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Expertly planned route through the heart of the capital
  • Christmas themed snack
  • Santa hat
  • Small personal group
  • Classic Christmas songs played over a loud speaker (sing-a-long optional)
  • A history loving guide
Raceday Logistics

The run will begin at 1800 and end around 2000.

Please arrive 10 minutes before so that the group can set off on time.

Kit List

Feel free to get creative.

Festive fancy dress is not compulsory but it is highly encouraged. It always adds to the Christmas feel.


Will I be able to keep up?

Yes. 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.

Gentle Jingle (if you're comfortable running 10k in 12-13 minute miles)
Merrily Medium (if you're comfortable running 10k in 10-11 minute miles)
Festively Fast (if you're comfortable running 10k in 9 minute miles or under)

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.

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.

What if I can't run 10km?
Don't worry, there are 5km versions of the event available on Let's Do This as well.

Christmas Lights Running Tour weather forecast

Possible light rain overnight.

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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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