The Race Organiser does what it says on the tin – organises races – but the Royal Parks Winter Series is just a bit special as the races are held in the glorious surroundings of some of London’s most iconic green lungs.
Londoners have been taking the air in Greenwich Park - the oldest Royal Park - since the 18th century but the former hunting ground was first enclosed in 1433. Now the hilly terrain will present a challenge for up to 700 runners at the first Royal Parks Winter Series 10K race on Sunday, November 6.
Subsequent races will be held in Regent's Park on 11 December and Hyde Park on 29 January, 2017. All races commence at 9:30am and entry fees are £16 or £18 unaffiliated or all three races can be entered for £45/£50, including a bespoke commemorative technical T-shirt.
Entrants can expect completely traffic free courses, goody bags, medals, toilets, distance markers, chip timing, race photography and an experienced organising team with friendly marshals. Top five men and women finishers will win prizes. The event charity partner is Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
The same organising team are also behind a similar series of 10k races entirely in Greenwich Park for those who simply cannot get enough of the hills. The same entry fees and arrangements apply and all standards are welcome to compete. Race dates are on Saturday, December 10 and then Sunday, 8 January and Sunday, 12 February, 2017.
Details of the Royal Parks Series are here.
Details of the Greenwich Park Series and other events promoted by The Race Organiser are here.