Next Race: 24/10/2021
Battersea Park, Battersea, London. SW11 4NJ
Battersea Park, on the south bank of the River Thames, is an oasis of tranquility and natural beauty. With riverside views, a boating lake and hidden gardens tucked away amongst the trees, this inner-city park is the ideal location for a run.
The park opened in 1858 and is steeped in history. It occupies land formerly known as Battersea Fields which was used to grow lavender and asparagus. It was also known as a popular spot for duelling, The Duke of Wellington, and the Earl of Winchilsea famously met here for pistols-at-dawn. But this was hundreds of years ago; when you hear the starter pistol on the day all you'll need to worry about is racing to the finish line!
Not unfamiliar with sporting events, the first football match played under Football Association rules took place at Battersea Park 1864. Soak up the competitive atmosphere and go for your best time! Take in the park's gold and red canopy overhead and spot the London Peace Pagoda and famous sculptures fly by as you chase down your PB on the flat, smooth paths of the park.
Once you've sprinted across the finish line and collected your special souvenir medal, drop in at the Putt in the Park Cafe, or the Pear Tree Cafe by the lake, for some post-run refreshments.
Entry on the Day will not be available at this event.
This event will be Licensed with UK Athletics (UKA) and the results published by Run Britain shortly after the event.
Start Times: Between 9:30 - 11:30. Allocated with respect to distance and/or estimated finish time (prioritising longer distances/quicker times) and communicated prior to the event by email and/or SMS, these times may be subject to change.
These measures, together with other Covid-related requirements at our events, may be subject to revision in response to any change in the current public health guidance issued by the government or regulatory bodies.
NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at our events. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after an event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full details of which will be communicated in the week leading up to an event.
One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.
Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.
Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing, with a recommended 15-minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together (if participating in the same distance/category) and should follow the relevant instructions to arrive and/or start at the later of any times communicated (if different). Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.
Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and marshal directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.
Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.
The Route is flat, on tarmac paths, and consists of laps around the park. This event is suitable for runners of all abilities.
Bib Numbers will only be available for collection at the event, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.
To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided, your number should remain visible at all times. A timing chip is attached to the back of the bib and should not be removed.
Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.
All finishers will receive a Medal on completing their event and, subject to a competitive field of participants, Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall - and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) - for both females and males at each distance. Winners will be notified by email by the end of the following week.
Marshals will be present on the course throughout the event.
Course Markings, including arrows, tape, and distance markers, will be visible on the course where necessary.
Pacers will not be offered at this event.
Photography will be provided at this event, a link to which will be available on our website and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.
Suitable Medical Cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency. Participants must provide, during registration, details of any pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities, medication, or allergies that may be relevant in the administration of any medical assistance. Participants should also provide the same information on the reverse of their bib number (where applicable) prior to starting their event, marking a large, red X (or other contrasting colour, using the pens provided at registration) to the front of their number to alert the medical provider to any such information.
Bag Drop will be available at this event. Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, participants can leave essential belongings with us while they run using the tear-off baggage strip on their bib. They can then present their number after the event to retrieve their item(s).
Water Stations will be available on the route at each lap point.
Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available around the start & finish area for use throughout the event. Toilets will not be available on the route.
Refreshments are expected be available throughout the event from the park facilities.
There are no dedicated Changing Rooms/Showers at this event.
Lost Property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.
As a UK Athletics licensed event, the pushing of persons in any device is prohibited under the UKA Rules of Competition (including, but not limited to, a Wheelchair, Buggy, Pushchair, Stroller or similar).
As part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised, Spectators are strongly discouraged at this event.
Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled Dog during an event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.
This event is suitable for Wheelchair Users. Participants wishing to compete with specialised equipment are asked to contact us before entering to ensure we can accommodate any additional requirements.
Noise-cancelling Earphones/Headphones are prohibited and, whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones for those competing in running events, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from marshals and/or other event officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.
Since this event takes place in an area open to the public, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals, cyclists, dogs, and other users of public footpaths and rights of way at all times.
With respect to a Time-Limit for this event, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the course and/or start/finish area at approximately 12:30 to facilitate our departure from the premises by the agreed time. If participants are unable to complete their event by this time, they may be asked to end their participation early.
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24/10/2021, 09:30 - 10:30
10K10 Kilometres £0.00 - £24.00
24/10/2021, 10:30 - 11:30
5K5 Kilometres £0.00 - £24.00
For details on planning your journey and available parking facilities, please visit https://wandsworth.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/parks/battersea-park/