The Bandstand, Battersea Park, LONDON. SW11 4NJ
Battersea Park, on the south bank of the River Thames, is an oasis of tranquillity and natural beauty. With riverside views, a boating lake and hidden gardens tucked away amongst the trees, this inner-city park is the ideal location for a run.
The park opened in 1858 and is steeped in history. It occupies land formerly known as Battersea Fields which was used to grow lavender and asparagus. It was also known as a popular spot for duelling, The Duke of Wellington, and the Earl of Winchilsea famously met here for pistols-at-dawn. But this was hundreds of years ago; when you hear the starter pistol on the day all you'll need to worry about is racing to the finish line!
Not unfamiliar with sporting events, the first football match played under Football Association rules took place at Battersea Park 1864. Soak up the competitive atmosphere and go for your best time! Take in the park's gold and red canopy overhead and spot the London Peace Pagoda and famous sculptures fly by as you chase down your PB on the flat, smooth paths of the park.
Once you've sprinted across the finish line and collected your special souvenir medal, drop in at the Putt in the Park Cafe, or the Pear Tree Cafe by the lake, for some post-run refreshments.
Event merchandise is available for purchase during registration for delivery by the following weekend when ordered by Sunday.
All of our events are organised following government and governing body COVID-19 guidance. We will continue to ensure that we deliver safe and enjoyable events.
Entry on the day will be subject to availability and a £5 surcharge.
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These events are expected to be licensed with UK Athletics (UKA) and the results published by Run Britain shortly after the event.
Bib numbers are available for collection at the event only, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.
Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of each event.
All finishers will receive a medal on completing their event and, subject to a competitive field of participants, prizes may be available for the top three places overall - and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) - for both females and males. Winners will be notified via email by the end of the following week once results are considered final.
Suitable medical cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency.
Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, participants can leave essential belongings with us using the tear-off baggage strip on their bib.
Event images are expected to be available, usually within 24 hours of each event.
Water will be available on every lap.
Toilets will be available around the start/finish area for use throughout each event.
There are no dedicated changing rooms/showers.
These events are suitable for wheelchair users. Any participants wishing to compete with specialised equipment are asked to contact us before entering to ensure we can accommodate any additional requirements.
Buggies, Pushchairs and Strollers
As UK Athletics licensed events, the pushing of persons in any device in these events is prohibited under the UKA Rules of Competition - including, but not limited to - buggies, pushchairs, strollers (or similar) and wheelchairs.
Spectators are permitted at these events.
Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and, whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones in running events, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from event officials can be clearly understood.
Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled dog during an event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.
For details on planning your journey and available parking facilities, please visit https://wandsworth.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/parks/battersea-park/