How do I get to Hyde Park?
* From Hyde Park Corner tube (Piccadilly Line) – enter the park through Queen Elizabeth Gate and continue down Rotten Row to the Festival area 15 minute walk
* From Knightsbridge tube (Piccadilly Line) – enter the park through Prince of Wales Gate, cross over South Carriage Drive at a suitable crossing point and you will be able to see the festival area 12 minute walk
* From Marble Arch tube (Central Line) - enter the park through Cumberland Gate and walk south towards the Serpentine Bar and Kitchen Cafe. Take the path to the left of the Café around the Serpentine and head south to Rotten Row and walk towards the festival 25 minute walk
* From Lancaster Gate tube (Central Line) – enter the park through Victoria Gate and walk south down West Carriage Drive. Cross over the Serpentine and head south to Rotten Row. Turn left onto Rotten Row and walk towards the Festival area 25 minute walk
* North London: C2, 6, 7, 10, 16, 19, 23, 36, 52, 73, 82, 98, 113, 274, 390, 414
* South London: 2, 36, 137, 148, 159, 436
* West London 9, 10, 14, 19, 22, 52, 74, 94, 148, 414
* East London 8, 15, 23, 30, 38, 274
We strongly recommend that visitors avoid coming by car as there is no designated parking and many roads will be closed before, during and after the race.
For more information on how to get to Hyde Park and for details of any engineering works that may affect the above routes, call Transport For London on 0207 222 1234 or you can find help to plan your route on the TFL website http://www.tfl.gov.uk/.
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What time should I arrive?
The race starts at 9.00am, so we recommend that all participants arrive with plenty of time to spare, so they can drop off any baggage, make use of the facilities and prepare themselves for running. The baggage area will be open from 7.30am and is located within the Food & Fitness Festival. Please note that toilets in particular will be very busy shortly before the race so please listen to our “toilet marshals” whose job it is to keep any queues as fast moving as possible.
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Will I be able to put my bag somewhere safe?
A baggage facility will be available for all half marathon participants. Please do not leave any valuables with your baggage – the race organisers cannot accept any responsibility for the security of these items.
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Do I need to register upon arrival?
There is no registration on the day of the race. Please wear your numbered race bib with timing chip, on the front of your shirt, which will be included in your race pack.
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Will there be any information points?
There will be an information point centrally located within the Food & Fitness Festival in an orange marquee; it will be shown on the map on the race information leaflet inlcuded in your race pack.
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Will the route still go past the same landmarks?
Yes, the course will continue to showcase iconic London through four Royal Parks (Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James's Park, and The Green Park) and past some of the capital's most historic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards Parade and the Royal Albert Hall. Although undulating in parts, the course is not hilly and is great for either experienced or first time half marathon runners.
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Will the race still start and finish in Hyde Park?
The start and finish of the race remains on The Football Pitches, along South Carriage Drive in Hyde Park.
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Is the route on closed roads?
Yes, all of the roads outside of the Parks will be closed to traffic during the race. However, we are only able to close the roads in Westminster, outside the Parks, for a limited time. Participants who have not yet passed the 6 mile point by midday will be asked to move on to the pavements, use pedestrian crossing points, and then re-join the race route within Hyde Park.
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Will there be a Food & Fitness Festival?
The Food & Fitness Festival will be back this year, bigger and better than ever so make sure you bring your friends and family along to cheer you on.
Further information of what will be available in the village will be added here nearer to race day.
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Will there be water stations along the route?
There will be 5 water stations along the route plus 2 chances to pick up some Lucozade Sport, plus provisions at the finish line. The exact water station locations will be confirmed once the 2017 route map is released closer to race day.
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