The 5K race starts at 09.30am, followed by the 10K at 9.40am –  an optional live musical ‘warm up’ for both races starts at 09.15am.

The 5K and 10K races follow a route that exits out of Priory Park, up Park Avenue North, around the back of the waterworks, up and around Alexandra Palace train station and into the lower areas of Alexandra Palace Park. 5K runners exit Alexandra Palace Park via the Farmers Market, down into Priory Road, running back into Priory Park for the finish line. 10K runners exit Alexandra Palace Park, down into Priory Road, taking the first left turn up Redston Road to do a second lap, finishing their race back in Priory Park. To view route for both map click here

Once again we have again obtained a Traffic Management Order (TMO) to close off Priory Road from 09.30 – 11.00am – from the Middle Lane roundabout to the traffic lights at the bottom of Muswell Hill Road; thus ensuring safety and facility for the runners exiting and entering Priory Park and running down Priory Road.  We also have a TMO to close off Park Avenue North for 20 mins from 09.30 – 09.50am. This is to ease the flow of runners and prevent too much congestion at the start of the course, and as the runners leave Park Avenue North via the alleyway and into Northview Road. The 10k route is marshalled by a large voluntary team of marshals from London Heathside Athletics club who help direct runners around the 10k course. Also in attendance are CSP (Combined Service Provider) marshals who specialise in traffic management and road closures. Both these groups of marshals are there for your safety, so please pay attention to their directions.

Staggered Start – 10K only

IMPORTANT At the start zone, runners should place themselves in the correct area for their selected race finish time

Information

Situated close to the Fun Run Stage opening at 8.30am on the Event Day.

Baggage

Runners can leave their belongings at the Baggage area free of charge,although bags are ultimately left at their owners’ risk. Loose items will not be taken so please have a suitable bag with you. This tent opens at 8.30am on the Event Day

Changing Facilities

After the run, changing and shower facilities will be available at the YMCA North London Fitness Centre which is a 1km away, on the corner of Elmfield Avenue and Tottenham Lane.

Runners Refreshments

There will be plenty of water available in the start/finish area, and your well-deserved doughnut (generously donated by Dunn’s the Bakers) after you finish your run. There are two water stations out on the 5K and 10K Fun Run routes just before the 2K and 4K markers. If you feel this won’t be enough for your needs we suggest you think about carrying further personal supplies in a running water bottle.

Treatment Tents

A variety of local therapists will be offering free treatments or consultations to any runner who is interested. All are offering their services free of charge (although donations are gratefully received).

5K and 10K Prize Giving

Prize giving for both races will take place on the Fun Run stage at 10.45am

Medical and Training Information

IMPORTANT

  • Please fully complete your medical details on the back of race bib
  • Please ensure you train sufficiently for your event
  • Please do not run on the day if you are feeling unwell or still recovering from an illness – if you are unsure please consult your doctor before the event. For further information on the risks of taking Ibuprofen or NSAID’s before, during or after your race, please click here
  • For full training information please go to our training page
  • For fitness and training information, as recommended by UKA licensing please follow this link: www.runnersmedicalresource.com

Cardiac Safety

UK Athletics Limited are the licencing body for our event, and as such we want to pass on this information for all runners in our 10km and 1 mile events.

“UKA is alert to its responsibility to all participants in athletics in respect of all aspects of health and safety. One particular area that young athletes and their parents must be aware of is the risk of cardiac problems. UKA has worked with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) for several years, providing a screening service to athletes on the World Class Performance Programme. UKA and CRY are now seeking to encourage more athletes to use CRY’s screening service to help to identify any cardiac problems that may be otherwise hidden. Full information about CRY and their services can be found on their website at https://www.c-r-y.org.uk. Young people between the age of 14 and 35 who would like to have cardiac testing can go to www.testmyheart.org.”

The children’s 1 mile Fun Run is a one-mile long, figure of eight circuit completely contained within Priory Park. The races are marshalled every year by kind volunteers. To view the 1 mile route map click here.

Children’s 1 Mile Race Timetable

12.00        Nursery & Reception Girls & Boys race

12.20        Year 1 & Year 2 Boys race

12.40        Year 1 & Year 2 Girls race

12.55        Year 3 & Year 4 Boys race

13.10        Year 3 & Year 4 Girls race

13.25        Year 5 & Year 6 Boys race

13.40        Year 5 & Year 6 Girls race

14.00        Year 7-10 Girls & Boys race

Children aged 3 should run accompanied by an adult  parent/carer. Do not wear your timing tags to accompany others as this will confuse results.

Children ages 4 – 6 may run with an adult parent/carer. Do not wear your timing tags to accompany others as this will confuse results.

Children aged 7 years and over should run unaccompanied, unless there are special requirements to be taken into consideration. Any enquiries with regard to special requirements please contact the administration on: funrun@ymcanorthlondon.org.uk

Each race will be announced over the race stage sound system, and as the events are close together please pay attention to the stage announcements.

Please ensure that your child(ren) are there in good time before their event, and that he/she runs in the correct race. Running in the wrong race can mean disqualification.

Smaller children should start at the back for safety reasons.

Children’s Prize Giving

1 mile children’s prize giving will take place immediately after each 1 Mile Fun Run on the Race Stage by the start/finish line.

If you have opted to have your pack posted to you, it should arrive by 27th April 2020. If you have not received it by that date please contact the administration on funrun@ymcanorthlondon.org.uk

If you have opted to collect your race packs, please collect them from the Fitness Centre, entrance on Elmfield Avenue, YMCA North London, 184 Tottenham Lane, London N8 8SG.

Dates for pack collection are:-

From Saturday 26th April 09.00 to Friday 1st May 12.00 midday 2020

T-SHIRTS

Fun Run T Shirts!!

Available now from YMCA Fitness Centre reception!

Children’s £7 each

Adults £10 each

(click here for size chart).

IMPORTANT – Please be aware that all T shirts bought in advance online will need to be collected from the YMCA North London Fitness Centre – entrance on Elmfield Avenue, N8 8SG.

Dates for T-Shirt collection are:

From Saturday 27th April 09.00 to Friday 1st May 12.00 midday 2020.

  • On race day runners should attach their numbered race bib and the chip timing chiup to get an official finish time. The timing mats at the Start/Finish will record all the tags passing over them so make sure they are attached securely. Pin the bib to the running vest/Tshirt and attach the race chip to the running shoe.
  • NB the race chip should lie horizontally to be read electronically as it goes across the Start/Finish so it is important it is not placed incorrectly.
  • Please remove the race chip if accompanying a child on their race.
  • For multiple entries for a household, please make sure the trace chips are kept with the relevant bib numbers to avoid confusion. There is a £5 charge for bibs or chips that have been lost or mixed up.
  • All entries are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • At the end of the race a team of people will be clearly located at the end of the finish funnel to help you remove your race timing chip as they are returned to the race timing company. You then take your bib and timing tag to collect your free medal and doughnut at the Doughnuts and Medals Tent.

We can accommodate a wide range of disabilities within the adult 10k and children’s races. If there are any additional requirements or queries with regard to this please contact the administration on funrun@ymcanorthlondon.org.uk

Online race results will be available by the day after the event on www.chiptiming.co.uk

Once again we have again obtained a Traffic Management Order (TMO) to close off Priory Road from 09.30 – 11.00am – from the Middle Lane roundabout to the traffic lights at the bottom of Muswell Hill Road; thus ensuring safety and facility for the runners exiting and entering Priory Park and running down Priory Road.

We also have a TMO to close off Park Avenue North for 20 mins from 09.30 – 09.50am. This is to help ease the flow of runners and prevent too much congestion at the start of the course, and as the runners leave Park Avenue North via the alleyway and into Northview Road. The 10k route is marshalled by a large voluntary team of marshals from London Heathside Athletics club who help direct runners around the 10k course.

Also in attendance are CSP (Combined Service Provider) marshals who specialise in traffic management and road closures. Both these groups of marshals are there for your safety, so please pay attention to their directions.

Entry Conditions

All entries are to be made online and it is not possible to provide refunds or allow transfers.

All competitors enter at their own risk. No liability will be accepted for any injury incurred by entering this race.

Details submitted on the entry form will be held on the organisers’ computer database and their sub-contractors’ for both race entry and race timing.

We use this information to inform you about race arrangements and future events.  Your race entry is collected by Race Space for online entry and used by HS Sports to produce race results.

For our Privacy Policy, click here https://www.ymcanorthlondon.org.uk/policies-and-procedures/

All runners need to wear their race number when taking part – both adults and children. All runners, both adult and children, need to have their medical and emergency contact details completed on the reverse of their running big prior to taking part in their event.

Photographs taken during the race may be used on the race website, in advertising material and media reports. All competitors should wear their race bib when participating, so they can be identified for photographic permission. Any adult/child running without a number cannot be identified and therefore concedes the possibility of having their photographs used for publicity purposes, even if the entrant has refused permission at online entry.

Participants should be medically fit to take part in the event. On the day of the race participants in the 10Km race must be 16 years or over.

For reasons of safety entries are not permissible for runners with dogs.

For safety reason you are not permitted to run with headphones unless they are UKA permitted “Bone Conductor” headphones, any persons caught will be disqualified from the race and results removed.

Declaration

By entering the race you have agreed to the following terms and conditions:

I declare that I am medically fit to take part in this event and that I take part at my own risk. I, the runner, give consent for his/her personal and medical details being released by the medical team to the race organiser to inform next of kin and statutory authorities in the event of a medical emergency. I accept that the organisers are not liable for any loss, damage or injury howsoever caused, either before, during, after or as a result of my entering the race. I agree to my details as per my entry form being held on the computer databases of the organisers and their sub-contractors. I agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions of the event and to obey instructions given by the event officials and marshals, and that in the event of a dispute the race director’s decision will be final.

UKA Race Licence Number – to be updated