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London - Hyde Park 5k 2023

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London - Hyde Park 5k
Sunday 23 Jul 2023

£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children

This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

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Key Information

Date: Sunday 23 Jul 2023

Time: 11:00

Adults: £15.99
Children: £11.00
Young Adults: £15.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

Venue: Hyde Park, Off South Carriage Drive, London, W2 2UH View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

The Hyde Park 5K course is a single lap which starts just north of the Bandstand and runs up towards Marble Arch, past the Joy of Life Fountain and towards the Reformers Tree in the centre of the park. It then heads alongside North Carriage Drive, before heading south and past the Serpentine. From here, we run to the old football pitches where you can see the Albert Memorial in the distance, and back past the Serpentine waterfall. The course is all on paths, with a few crossings of the sandy horse riding tracks. It is relatively flat with a few gentle slopes.  

Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.

Meeting point

The main event site is between the Hyde Park Bandstand and Louisa Duckworth Walk. 

If using what3words, enter ///tanks.ruled.dined in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. ScottishPower water refill stations will be available to use.

Please use public transport to get to the event. 

The start and finish area is an 8-minute walk from Hyde Park Corner underground station (use exit 1 and enter the park through the archway behind you) or a 7-minute walk from Knightsbridge underground station.

The nearest step-free access station is Green Park which is 0.9 miles from the event. 

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Wheelchair accessible
Bag drop
No showers
No parking

The Hyde Park course is accessible with assistance. There are dropped kerbs across the route and the largest incline is past the Serpentine Waterfall. It crosses the sandy horse riding tracks twice. 

If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event, or wish to bring a carer/helper to accompany you, please contact our Supporter Hotline on 0300 123 0770 and press 1 when prompted (Opening hours are 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday) or email us at raceforlife@cancer.org.uk

We are hoping to have a BSL Interpreter on stage alongside our Event host.

Supporter / spectator access

We are delighted to welcome spectators to Race for Life so please do bring your family and friends along to cheer you on and support you on the day.

Please bring a filled water bottle with you to your event as we're proactively managing our impact on the environment. We will be removing single use plastic bottles.