The Bushy Christmas 10K & 5K

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Review summary

6 Reviews
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Joanna S
"A bit of a bumpy start but the rest of the course was amazing. This is..."


Jessica T
"Thoroughly enjoyed the event. Will look to do again next..."


Meghann S
"Thought the race was very well organised, the volunteers and stewards all..."
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Distances in this event

  1. 10K

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  2. 5K

    Run 5km
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The Bushy Christmas 10K & 5K routes

The Bushy 10K course is a two lap route covering the paths and trails within the boundaries of Bushy Park. The course has been measured using GPS but, because of its multi-terrain nature, cannot carry a certificate of course accuracy. The route will be clearly marked using large route arrows and directional cones, as well as being marshalled throughout. We would ask you to remember that we do not have exclusive use of the park and you should be aware that other park users will be on the course.

The route is mostly flat and covers a selection of hard track, tarmac, and a small section on grass. You will pass around various sections of the park alongside the Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club and the Oval Plantation whilst taking in the mixture of scenic woods and lakes. You may even be lucky enough to spot one of the many roaming herds of Red or Fallow Deer that have been known to watch the start of the race on a few occasions!

Event details

  • Trails
  • Flat
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Mixed
  • 300 participants

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Celebrate Christmas at The Bushy Christmas 10K & 5K. It is a perfect setting for a fast, flat and traffic-free Sunday morning 10K. If you prefer, why not take on the 5k option? The course covers the tracks, trails and footpaths within the park and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Beginners welcome. Dress to impress Santa with a special prize to the best dressed!

What’s Included

The race features chip timing, plus festive finish line goodies and a bespoke medal for you at the finish.

Prizes are generously sponsored by Sporting Feet, who have stores in Putney and Richmond. There will be a special spot prize for a £20 voucher for two lucky runners.
Raceday Logistics

Let's Do This always recommend that you arrive at least 45 mins before your start time so that you have enough time to both register and prep for the race start.



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First Aid:

St John Ambulance will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.


Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.


If you would like to volunteer to help at any of our events, there are a variety of roles available from marshalling to helping with event set-up. We offer our volunteers a free entry to a future race and, in some cases, expenses are available. 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!
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The Bushy Christmas 10K & 5K weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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The Bushy Christmas 10K & 5K reviews (6)

4.7 out of 5 stars

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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Challenging course

Well organized

  • 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.