Battersea Park 5k & 10k - October

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Fall into rhythm in another of RunThrough's awesome Battersea Park 5k & 10k this autumn. With a pan-flat, lapped course, it's the perfect event for novice runners and those chasing a new PB to zip around the gorgeous south-bank Park. Bring your support squad to cheer you on around the course.
5k, and 10k
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Sat 22nd Oct 2022
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London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Battersea Park, Battersea, London SW11 4NJ, UK
Start times
9:00am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Battersea Park 5k & 10k - October
2 Loops
4 Loops
Route information
This lapped route takes runners around the edge of Battersea Park's beautiful Boating Lake. Running alongside this lake under the moonlight makes this running experience even more special.
The paths are wide and flat, giving plenty of space for the runners, making this a stress-free experience.
Course marshals will help guide runners throughout the race and distances will be clearly marked.
  • 5k - 2 laps
  • 10k - 4 laps
Runners are not tied to their distance and can choose to change on the day.
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What's included
  • Refreshment stations
  • Chip timing
  • Course marshals
  • Fruit and flapjacks
  • Unique finisher's medal
  • Bag drop
  • Toilets
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Battersea Park, Battersea, London SW11 4NJ, UK
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By Train
Battersea Park Railway Station is a 10 minute walk away from the Bandstand and has frequent services from Victoria.
By Bus
Bus services run frequently from Vauxhall Railway Station to Battersea Park and is served by a number of bus routes. Address: Battersea Park Bandstand, SW11 4NJ
There is a paid car park open to the public.
Event day logistics
09:00 10k & 5k start
*More information about race day specifics will be sent out to those registered.
The event village and registration will be located next to the Battersea Park Bandstand.
Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time in order to complete the registration process.
Age Requirements
Runners for the 5k must be aged 11 or over and runners for the 10k must be aged 15 or over.
Bag Drop
There will be a secure area where bags can be left, though it is recommended that you bring as little baggage as possible. Your bag tag is attached to your race number which you can tear off and attach to your bag.
There will be water stations at the 5k point of the race and at the finish where flapjacks and bananas will be waiting for finishers.
There are 2 public toilets in Battersea Park which you'll be able to use. Please note that they are about a 5 minute walk from the start area and event village.
It is not recommended that you wear headphones during the race so you stay alert to what is going on around you and hear the encouragement from marshals and spectators. There will also be pedestrians on the paths you'll be running who you'll need to be aware of.
Race Results
Your race timings will be published on RunThrough results page after the race.
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RunThrough is one of the UK’s premier running event organisers. Their events are widely regarded as inclusive and friendly, with the RunThrough community being at the heart of everything they do. Runners can enter a huge variety of distances from 5k’s all the way up to the mighty marathon. If you’re new to running and looking to book onto your first event, then these events are the ones for you.
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Spectator Info
This is a park run so spectators are free to wonder around the park and cheer on runners at numerous points. Since this is a lapped course, there'll be plenty of opportunity to see runners more than once.
Where will I be able to find photos from the Battersea Park 5k & 10k - October?
Photos will be posted on the Facebook event page shortly after the event.
When will the results be posted for the Battersea Park 5k & 10k - October?
Results will be posted immediately after the event on the event website.
Can I wear headphones for the Battersea 5k & 10k - October?
Headphones are allowed, however, are not recommended as participants will have to be aware of others using the park.
Can I change which race I want to run for the Battersea 5k & 10k - October?
Yes, you can decide whether you want to run 5 or 10 on the day. If you decide you want to run the 10k, just follow signage and keep running.
Is there somewhere I can leave my bag while I run in the Battersea 5k & 10k - October?
Yes, there will be a secure baggage area. Your baggage take is attached to your race number, just tear it off and secure it to your bag.
Are there toilets at the Battersea 5k & 10k - October?
The park has 2 sets of toilets but both sets are a little way from the start/finish point, so please allow time to get to and from them.
Are there age restrictions for Battersea 5k & 10k - October?
Yes, runners for the 10k must be ages 15 or over and runners for the 5k must be aged 11 or over.
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Michela Balestrini
Hello! Would love to join the run on Saturday but it looks like the entries are closed. Any chance to join a waiting list? Thanks 🙏
Michela Balestrini
Hello; I’d like to join the race but it looks like the entries are closed. Any chance to joining a waiting list or something like that?! Thanks 🙏
Joshua Sowerbutts
Do you collect your race number on the day or is it send in advance?

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