Registration opens 8.15am, and closes
8.55am sharp. Meet at the Boathouse.
This weekend's Handicap
promises to be a classic - with warm weather guaranteed and Hyde Park in
full bloom. So make sure you're there!
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 - please email us at email@example.com.
You get a free coffee, temporary use of an official-looking fluorescent
bib, and a warm round of applause from the runners at the
We meet as normal at the Boathouse on the north side of
the Serpentine. If you're running, 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 100 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 then used for all subsequent races.
If you forget your number you will need to buy another which costs
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 runners 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).