Battersea Park

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.

 

 

If you’re participating this year, please consider running for Alzheimer’s Research UK to raise vital funds for dementia research. As the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK is dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Their mission is to bring about the first life-changing treatment for dementia by 2025 and they need your support! Join #TeamARUK

 

 

Further details will be communicated by email in the week leading up to this event.

 

 

 

The 24 October 10K & 5K events are part of the London Parks Series. Whilst we welcome participants who only wish to register for a single event, discounted entry is available when entering all 3 events in the series (prior to the first event only).

 

 

 

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.

 

All of our events are organised following government and governing body COVID-19 guidance. We will continue to ensure that we deliver safe and enjoyable events.

 

Event Details

 

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.

 

Series Entry/Qualification

In order to satisfy eligibility requirements for the London Parks Series Grand Prix, participants must finish all 3 of the available 10K or 5K series races, each of which will then be used to calculate final positions (determined with respect to the highest cumulative score).

 

Cumulative scores will be calculated by automatically matching a participant’s name, gender, and date of birth, and allocating points with respect to their final position at each event. It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure the details they provide during registration are consistent for all events throughout the series, and to notify our event timing partner as soon as possible where a discrepancy is identified.

 

Participants will be allocated 50pts for 1st, 49pts for 2nd, 2pts for 49th and 1pt for 50th+ for each individual event.

 

Categories will be determined using a participant's age on the 31st December of the calendar year in which the first event of the series takes place.

 

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. Winners will be notified via email within two weeks of the final event where a presentation is not possible on the day, and once results are considered final.

 

In the event of a tie-break, the higher position will be awarded to the participant that has attended more events, then by age category (oldest first).

 

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.

 

Facilities

 

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.

 

Other Information

 

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, BuggyPushchairStroller 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 UsersParticipants 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.

 

Social

 

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Battersea Park Oct 2021

  • 24/10/2021, 09:30 - 10:30

    London Parks 10K Series

    10 Kilometres £0.00 - £24.00
  • 24/10/2021, 10:30 - 11:30

    London Parks 5K Series

    5 Kilometres £0.00 - £24.00

Location

Directions

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/