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The Bushy Christmas 10K & 5K

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Speed into Christmas at this festive Bushy Park 5K and 10K. Great for first-time runners and seasoned athletes alike, the mixed terrain course takes you along the tracks, trails and walkways inside the park. Come and done your best Santa costume or for your bespoke finisher's medal.

Review summary

9 Reviews
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Rebecca Snape
"Lovely scenic route, well organised and with helpful volunteers. Highly..."


Rebecca Snape
"Have done two of the 10ks at Bushy park now, both were really well organised,..."


"Really enjoyed the race; well organised; route well marked; helpful staff.<br..."
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The Bushy Christmas 10K & 5K routes

This is a mixed-terrain route, taking 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 5KM race completing it once and the 10KM runners doing it twice.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Chip-timed
  • Course marshals
  • Post-race goodies
  • Finisher's medal
  • Prize for best festive dress-up
  • Spot prize (£20 voucher to Sporting Feet)
Raceday Logistics


1000: Start of the 5K and 10K

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the race begins to ensure a smooth registration process.


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.


Nice work are always on the lookout for volunteers to help out at their events, there are a variety of roles available from marshalling to helping with event set-up.

In return, volunteers will be given free entry to one of their races and, race dependent, paid expenses. If interested, please contact: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the timing system work for the Bushy Christmas 10k?
The timing chip is built into the race numbers. Simply pin the number to the front of your shirt - you don't have to do anything else.
Will there be toilets at the race?
Yes, there are toilets and bag drop facilities at the start of the event.
This is a Christmas race, will there be any special festive cheer?
Absolutely, there will be a prize for the best festive costume!

Meet the organiser

We are a specialist race management company, organising more than 140 races across the UK each year. We offer everything from small community events to larger races organised on behalf of running clubs, charities, local authorities and private companies.



The Bushy Christmas 10K & 5K reviews (9)

4.8 out of 5 stars

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    Rebecca Snape

    Did the 10K in 2019

    Lovely scenic route, well organised and with helpful volunteers. Highly recommend, especially for those new to races looking for a non intimidating setup
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    Rebecca Snape

    Did the 10K in 2019

    Have done two of the 10ks at Bushy park now, both were really well organised, friendly volunteers and fun medals. Highly recommend
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    Did the 10K in 2019

    Really enjoyed the race; well organised; route well marked; helpful staff.
    Found the map given in advance confusing as it showed the start in a different position - looked like the parkrun start? Hope to do it again next year!
  • Did the 10K in 2018

    Lovely race, thank you for organising
  • Did the 10K in 2018

    A bit of a bumpy start but the rest of the course was amazing. This is basically 2x parkrun for anyone who wants to practice.
  • Did the 10K in 2018

    Thoroughly enjoyed the event. Will look to do again next year!
  • Did the 10K in 2018

    Thought the race was very well organised, the volunteers and stewards all cheered you along which was great and were all very helpful. The only feedback for next year would be the start. It was so narrow around the first bend to the main path that many people had to stop and walk. I appreciate that it's in a park and so the grass isn't going to be perfectly flat but the start was also by far the most uneven ground which meant overtaking equalled tripping over. I would just start it on the main path if possible as the rest of the course was great! Apart from that I had a lovely morning, would definately consider doing other ones throughout the year and the medals were amazing. (And the mince pies!)
  • Did the 10K in 2018

    Good atmosphere and people. Starting section was a little rocky with such a narrow throughfair and very uneven ground. Several people tripped including myself. Not a fan of lap based race courses but it was a great location to have a nice run. Excellent medal and great supporting staff. Many thanks.
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