Online registration is now closed, but you can still come along and sign up on the day for £15!

Aim for a personal best or take your time, either way, by tying your laces and clocking up the kilometres for Mencap you're tackling the inequalities faced by people with a learning disability head on!

We are hoping to raise £35,000 through Run Hyde Park and it's never too late to start fundraising! Create a JustGiving page, or print off your sponsorship form and ask friends and family to donate what they can. Anything you raise really does make a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability.

The routes are suitable for all ages and fitness levels to run, jog or walk and if you have a disability your supporter can run with you for free. There are wheelchair places available too.

Have kids? There is also a family friendly 1km run for you to enjoy together - sign them up on the day for £5 and enjoy the 1km run together first. The pathways are also suitable for pushchairs.

Being part of #TeamMencap, you'll receive: 

  • a bright Mencap t-shirt to run in and keep as a souvenir
  • a baggage zone to store your belongings
  • chip timing so you can see how well you've done
  • full route signage and marshalling
  • medical support throughout the event
  • water stations to keep you hydrated
  • big cheers to encourage you on race day
  • a glossy medal to add to your collection
  • a photographer to capture all the fun!

Get behind the scenes updates and ask questions on the Run Hyde Park Facebook page.

Keep an eye on the weather and bring wet weather gear or sun cream accordingly, and stay tuned for updates. Hyde Park is stunning, why not make a day of it and explore the rest of the park after your run?

Everything you need to know

Event date: Sunday 21 October 2018

Event timings

8:30am - Registration and baggage zones open

9:30am - 1km run starts

10:10am - Baggage zone closes and safety briefing takes place

10:20am - Warm up with The Gym

10:30am - 10km and 5km runs start

12:45pm - Route closes

The run village, at Hyde Park Bandstand, will open at 8:30am. Your running number and t-shirt will be waiting for you at the registration desk.

If you plan to leave your belongings at the baggage zone please ensure you arrive early to avoid any queues.

The 5km and 10km runs will both start at 10:30am from the Hyde Park Bandstands, your timing chip will be on the back of your running number and will activate as soon as your cross the start line.

    The route

    You can take a look at the Run Hyde Park route here:

    Water will be available from the run village at the beginning and end of both routes, and halfway through the 10km route - please use the bins for empty cups and bottles.

    There will be public toilets near the run village and during the route at the Lookout. Maps at the run village will show these locations.

    Medics will be roaming the route and located at the finish line, please let a marshal know if you are feeling unwell at any stage in the run.

    You will be able to see your time as your cross the finish line and we'll email your results to you in the week after the run.

    Friends and family are welcome to come and cheer you on the day, there's plenty of room for everyone along the finishing stretch!

    Getting to Hyde Park

    Hyde Park is well-served by bus routes and is within walking distance of Lancaster Gate (Central Line), Marble Arch (Central Line), Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line) and Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line) tube stations.


    For more information, contact the Events Team:

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