The Bushy Summer 10k & 5k

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£16.00 - £22.00
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Speed through London's second largest Royal Park with The Bushy Summer 10k & 5k. Great for first-time runners and veterans of the sport alike, the course loops around the park's dirt tracks and walkways. Come to enjoy summer the right way or for the chance to spot the local deer.
Participants
10k and 5k
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Calendar
Sun, 9 Jul 2023
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LocationPin
Molesey, United Kingdom
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4.3
(22 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
East Molesey KT8 9BZ, UK
Start times
Sun, 9 Jul 2023
10k:
10:00am |
5k:
10:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Bushy Summer 10k & 5k
10k
Distance
10km
CourseRoute
2 Loops
£20.00 - £22.00
5k
Distance
5km
CourseRoute
1 Loop
£16.00 - £18.00
Route information
This event takes place around the picturesque Bushy Park, anointed as a Royal Park under Henry VIII in 1529.
This is a mixed-terrain course that takes athletes across hard track, tarmac and some grass. The route weaves throughout the park, taking in the Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club and the Oval Club as well as a number of picturesque woods and lakes on show.
This is a fast and flat race - great for that end of season PB. The course will be clearly marked out and friendly marshals will be on-site to deal with any issues.
This is a lapped course, with the 5k race completing it once and the 10k runners doing it twice.
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What's included
  • Chip-timed results
  • Course marshals
  • Post-race goodies
  • Finisher's medal
  • Prize for best festive dress-up
  • Spot prize (£20 voucher to Sporting Feet)
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How to get there
East Molesey KT8 9BZ, UK
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By Bike
The park is easily accessible by both foot and cycle. Bicycles can be left at registration.
Parking
Car parking is available near the start and adjacent to the Diana Fountain. Please arrive promptly to ensure there is space.
There are disabled parking spaces located closer to the start line and if you require the use of one of these parking spaces, please email us and we can send you the details. There is strictly no parking on any grassland or roads within the park. For those using a Sat Nav, the postcode for the event is KT8 9BZ.
By Bus
There are number of buses that travel to Bushy Park and it is then just a short walk from the gate to the event. The buses that travel to Bushy Park are:
  • 111 Kingston – Heathrow
  • 216 Kingston – Staines
  • 411 Kingston – West Molsey
  • 465 Sandy Lane – Fulwell
  • X26 Express service Heathrow – Croydon
  • R68 Hampton Court – Richmond
The buses either stop on Hampton Court Road, where Hampton Court Gate is the closest gate, or Sandy Lane, where Teddington Gate is closest. The closest gate to the event itself is Hampton Court Gate.
By Train
There are three stations within close proximity of the park – Hampton Court, Hampton Wick, and Teddington – and are all accessible by traveling from London Waterloo. The nearest station is Hampton Court which is around a 10-minute walk to the event via Hampton Court Gate.
Event day logistics
10:00 Both races start
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the race begins to ensure a smooth registration process.
Age Restrictions
You must be aged 11 and over to enter the 5k, and aged 15 and over to enter the 10k.
Race Packs
Entrants who have entered in good time will have their race packs sent in the post 10 days before event day.
Those who have entered in the 10 days before race day will collect their race pack at registration on the day of the event.
If your race pack hasn’t arrived, head to the registration desk at race HQ and you can be issued with a new one.
A full set of race instructions will be sent via email before the event.
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Nice Work
Nice Work are an event organiser based out of Rye in Sussex, who offer one of the most comprehensive inventory of running events in the UK. From coastal 10ks, to trail marathons, to inner-city fun runs, these events have an ever-growing and loyal community of runners who are in it for the love of the sport. If you’ve ever sat on the fence or been unsure about taking on your first running event, then checking out Nice Work’s offering is the perfect place to start.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are strongly encouraged to come on down to the event and join in with the festive atmosphere.
The looped nature of the course means that supporters will catch numerous glimpses of the athletes.
FAQs
Will there be toilet facilities at the Bushy Summer 10k & 5k?
There will be toilet facilities available on-site.
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Where can I see my race time for the Bushy Summer 10k & 5k?
Race results will be uploaded onto www.nice-work.org.uk after the race is finished.
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Is there bag storage facility at the Bushy Summer 10k & 5k?
Baggage drop off will be available during the registration process.
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Reviews
4.3
22 reviews
katherine
Star
4.3
Did the race in 2022
The route was actually 10.5k which disappointingly meant that my finish time tipped over the hour mark. Given this was my 10k target it was a shame to finish this way.
nadim
Star
3.7
Did the race in 2022
My girlfriend was running with me and she needed women’s sanitary products. None of the organisers or the first aid people had anything for her. I’m sure they would’ve had band aids to treat cuts, so why not tampons?
daniel
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
I find that Bushy Park in between Hampton Court and Teddington, is the Most stunning London Parks as well as others, I know Bushy Park well as I know my uncle Lives nearby.
rute
Star
3.0
Did the race in 2022
This was my first Nice Work event, but not my first race attended, so there were a number of things I was expecting to see.The most fundamental one, was signage pointing to where the event was located, or at least the co-ordinates on what3words, as the event village was so distant from the gate.Secondly, I'd expect at least one or two portaloos. The hire of these start from £24 per week, so it would not affect the profit made from the race. Not all runners attending live locally and therefore since their last loo visit and arrival at the location, they may need a last minute bladder relief, especially on such a hot day.Lastly, for the summer months 9am starts would be a lot better, as the air is cooler.I have one more race booked with Nice Work and I am now worried that it'll have a similar vibe.
lisa
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
On the 2nd lap, one of the marshals was missing so I wasn’t 100% sure where to turn. Apart from that, very enjoyable.
gary
Star
3.7
Did the race in 2022
Very hot. Course 500m too long
colin
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Would recommend not cycling for miles to get there especially in a hit day because srsly, I am at death's door now. Small field, stewards very encouraging. More water would have been welcome give how hot it was (only one station) but it was a lot of fun.
tom
Star
3.7
Did the race in 2022
May have been over 10k
sarah
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
So well organised and really friendly people 😊 best race organisers
sara
Star
3.7
Did the race in 2022
thanks to all the lovely volunteers for marshalling/helping with the event on such a hot day!! Couple of thoughts from me: firstly there didn’t seem to be enough Marshalls as certain key points where there were options of routes to follow .. all ok if you have a bunch of runners in front of you but on occasions I didn’t see anyone so had to take pot luck (a friend went completely off track as she wasn’t sure which route to take!). Also at the water station it would have helped to have had a bin a few metres away from the table as you had to stop, drink and then put the cup n the bin liner .. no other option! But like I said really enjoyed it, the volunteers were really supportive and I’m very happy to have completed a 10K .. although in reality it was 10:67K!!!
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