The Race Organiser : Hampstead Heath 10K, 5K & Fun Run Trail
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Hampstead Heath 10K, 5K & Fun Run Trail

Next Race: 11/09/2021

Parliament Hill Bandstand, Parliament Hill Fields, Highgate Road, LONDON. NW5 1QR

Run, jog, or walk the spectacular trails of Hampstead Heath on any of our 10K, 5K or 2K courses that take in amazing views of the capital!


This is the sixth edition of the annual Run for Your Life event from Jubilee Hall Trust for runners of all abilities – including walkers and true beginners.


Setting off from the historic bandstand, you'll wind your way up to the peaks of the Heath - and discover trails in the woodlands at the foot of English Heritage's Kenwood House - before emerging at the top of your downward pathway.


As you fly down the hill, you'll cross the jaw-dropping viaduct and catch glimpses of the London skyline between the trees, eventually re-joining the main pathway for a glorious flat sprint finish next to the famous Parliament Hill fields athletics track.


Whether you're an elite 10K trail runner or a family with little ones, you'll be started in carefully managed waves to get the best experience. All participants are chip-timed and will receive a unique souvenir medal as soon as they cross the finish line.


With a friendly community atmosphere, children and adults of all ages are welcome to join the 2k Fun Run - those under 6 must always be accompanied by an adult on the course.


All proceeds will benefit Jubilee Hall Trust's charity programmes to get more people engaging in heart-healthy physical activity.


Further details will be communicated by email in the week leading up to this event.


Entry on the Day will not be available at this/these event(s).


These events will not be Licensed.


Event Schedule


Enquiries: 9:00.
Start Times: Between 
10:00 - 11:30. Allocated with respect to distance and/or estimated finish time (prioritising longer distances/quicker times) and communicated prior to the event by email and/or SMS, these times may be subject to change.


COVID-19 Mitigation


These measures, together with other Covid-related requirements at our events, may be subject to revision in response to any change in the current public health guidance issued by the government or regulatory bodies.


NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at our events. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after an event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full details of which will be communicated in the week leading up to an event.


One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.


Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.


Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing, with a recommended 15-minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together (if participating in the same distance/category) and should follow the relevant instructions to arrive and/or start at the later of any times communicated (if different). Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.


Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and marshal directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.


Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.


Event Details


The Routes are undulating, with steep climbs and hazardous trail sections, and consist of 1 or 2-laps around the Heath. The 2K Fun Run is entirely on Tarmac but also includes some steep climbs. This event is suitable for runners of all abilities, but extra care is recommended due to the nature of the terrain.


Bib Numbers will only be available for collection at the event, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.

To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided, your number should remain visible at all times. A timing chip is attached to the back of the bib and should not be removed.


Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.


All finishers will receive a Medal on completing their event, but Prizes will not be awarded.


Marshals will be present on the course throughout the event.


Course Markings, including arrows, tape, and distance markers, will be visible on the course where necessary.


Pacers will not be offered at this event.




Photography will be provided at this event, a link to which will be available on our website and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.


Suitable Medical Cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency. Participants must provide, during registration, details of any pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities, medication, or allergies that may be relevant in the administration of any medical assistance. Participants should also provide the same information on the reverse of their bib number (where applicable) prior to starting their event, marking a large, red X (or other contrasting colour, using the pens provided at registration) to the front of their number to alert the medical provider to any such information.


Bag Drop will be available at this event. Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, participants can leave essential belongings with us while they run using the tear-off baggage strip on their bib. They can then present their number after the event to retrieve their item(s).


Water Stations will be available on the 10K/5K routes at the lap halfway point.


Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available around the start & finish area/lap point for use throughout the event by both participants and spectators.


Refreshments are expected be available throughout the event from the park facilities.


There are no dedicated Changing Rooms/Showers at this event.


Lost Property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.


Other Information


This event is not suitable for Buggies, Pushchairs, Strollers or similar due to the nature of the terrain and will be permitted in the 2K Fun Run only.


As part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised, Spectators are strongly discouraged at this event.


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.


This event is not suitable for Wheelchair Users due to the nature of the terrain.


Noise-cancelling Earphones/Headphones are prohibited and, whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones for those competing in running events, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from marshals and/or other event officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.


Since this event takes place at a venue open to the public, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals, cyclists, dogs, and other users of public footpaths and rights of way at all times.


With respect to a Time-Limit for this event, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the course and/or start/finish area at approximately 13:00 to facilitate our departure from the premises by the agreed time. If participants are unable to complete their event by this time, they may be asked to end their participation early.




For further information you can find the Jubilee Hall Trust online and follow us on Facebook and Twitter


Hampstead Heath 10K, 5K & Fun Run Trail Sep 2021

  • 11/09/2021, 10:00 - 11:00


    10 Kilometres £15.00
  • 11/09/2021, 11:00 - 11:30


    5 Kilometres £15.00
  • 11/09/2021, 11:30 - 12:00

    2K Fun Run

    2 Kilometres £6.00



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