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Reunion 5k

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Event summary

Racing is back, and runners are back together. This 5k event at Kempton Park is the perfect way back into running. Take on one of three 5k races and enjoy a beautiful spring run.

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The team behind the Virgin Money London Marathon also organises a whole host of other great events including Prudential RideLondon, The Vitality London 10,000 & Westminster Mile, Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine and our newest event, The Vitality Big Half.

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What's included:

  • Bag drop
  • Chip-timed results
  • Finisher's medal
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Frequently asked questions
What is the Reunion 5k aiming to learn?
It is part of the government’s Events Research Programme and has been designed in conjunction with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to provide scientific data on how mass participation events can safely resume as part of the roadmap out of lockdown (from 21 June). For more information on the Events Research Programme, see the following link -… read more
Do spectators also have to undergo the same Covid-19 tests?
Yes, all spectators will also have to take a Covid-19 lateral flow test on Friday 14 May and show evidence of a negative result to be permitted entry to the event. Attendees are also asked to take pre- and post-event home PCRs tests, carried out to inform the research. Further information on booking these tests will be sent to attendees prior to the event.… read more
Will I be required to wear a face covering while running?
No, you will not be required to wear a face covering while running, but you may be asked to wear a face covering at other times. It is asked that you put your face covering in your pocket or carry it in some other way during your run.… read more
Route description
Route description

The Reunion 5k course is a fast, flat route with a few turns on hard-packed paths.

Aiming to learn more about how mass-participation sports can return, this 5k event trial and test a number of factors to find the best possible roadmap for returning to racing.

3 different 5k structures will be tested, meaning theres plenty of opportunities to run.

More specific route information will be available closer to the event.

The races will be split up as follows:

  • Race A will have social distancing for 3,000 runners and 3,000 spectators
  • Race B will have no social distancing for 3,000 runners but will have social distancing in place for 3,000 spectators
  • Race C will have no social distancing for 3,000 runners and 3,000 spectators.

Runners should be aware of the following information when entering, and that you will need to complete the following before the event:

  • Take a Covid-19 lateral flow test on Friday 14 May. You'll be sent more details of how to order a home lateral flow test kit, or book a test at your local test centre, once you’ve signed up
  • Provide evidence that your lateral flow test was negative to gain entry to the event
  • We are also asking attendees to take pre- and post-event home PCR tests, carried out to inform the research. Further information on booking these tests will be sent to attendees prior to the event
  • Download the official NHS Test and Trace app on your phone ahead of arrival at the event
  • Wear a face covering before and after the event (subject to confirmation)
  • Complete a short post-event questionnaire
  • Complete the Reunion 5k in less than 60 minutes
Logistics and schedule

08:30 - 09:30 Race A start

11:45 - 12:00 Race B start

15:30 - 15:45 Race C start

Cut-Off Time

Runners have 1 hour from their start time to complete the 5k.

Age Requirements

All runners and spectators must be 18 and older, and those living with someone clinically vulnerable, or those who are pregnant, are advised they should not attend.


Your supporters are welcome to the Reunion 5k as long as they are aged 18 or over, not in a clinically vulnerable group and they register in advance.

Participants will have the opportunity to register spectators once they have received their entry confirmation email.

Please note that spectators will not receive access to the car park unless they are in the same vehicle as the participant.


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How to get there

Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Rd E, Shepperton, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 5AQ, UK

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By Bike

There will be a bike park area at the venue for you to safely leave your bike while you take part in the event.

By Car

Kempton Park is located on the A308 between Sunbury on Thames and Hampton Court, less than one mile from Junction 1 of the M3 via Junction 12 of the M25. If you are planning to drive to the Reunion 5k, please choose the entry option with a free car park permit.

By Train

Kempton Park Station is 200 yards from the North entrance of the racecourse. Trains run every half an hour direct from London Waterloo with a 40-minute journey time. Please note that, due to social distancing measures, the eight-carriage trains can only accommodate up to 150 passengers, so do not travel by train unless absolutely necessary.

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