Registration opens 8.15am, and closes 8.55am sharp.
Meet at the Boathouse.
If you can't run, come along and
share the experience of an early morning in Hyde Park by being a
marshal/timekeeper/writerdowner or cheerer - if you are able to help,
please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers will be asked to meet the Handicap team at the Boathouse at
We meet as normal at the Boathouse on the north side of the
Serpentine. The race is open to club members only and is 6,975 metres of
pure joy (or two laps of the Serpentine, in old money). Registration opens
at 8.15am and closes promptly at 8.55am or earlier if the race limit of
is reached. You do not need to pre-register. You can only register on the
day. First time runners need to pay £2 for their race number which is
used for all subsequent races. If you forget your number you will need to
buy another which costs £2.
If you have never run the handicap
before, or have only run it once in your lifetime, or you haven't run for
more than a year, then you will be a "scratch" runner on Saturday. This
means that you are running to establish your legitimate start time instead
of using a temporary time we estimate for your first races. Scratch
run the same course, but they cannot win medals or score points. (Once you
have done your two scratch runs, you compete on the same level as other
competitors and can win medals and points and acclaim).
You need to
wear your club colours to score points, or win medals - make sure you have
your red top with yellow stripes if you're going to compete (tri tops,
red/gold Serpie t-shirts, and running tops are all valid).