Serpentine Parkrun Day - Saturday 29th February, Hampstead Heath

We will have our next Club parkrun Day in Hampstead Heath on Saturday 29th February - wear your Serpie colours and run together!

Hello Serpies,

A lot of us do parkruns, so here’s another chance to do one together. After our successful outing in November in Clapham Common, this time we will be north of the Thames:

Date: Saturday 29th February 2020

Time: 08:45 for 08:50 safety briefing and 09:00 run start - I'll be there from about 08:40 wearing red Serpie T-shirt.

Venue: Hampstead Heath (Lime Avenue, opposite Well Walk, NW3). Closest stations: Hampstead (Northern Line); Hampstead Heath (London Overground). Parking is available as well – about 10 minutes’ walk away

Distance: 5km – course details are here.

Attire: You're encouraged to wear Serpie colours to run, so that we recognise each other. It looks nice in a group photo too.

First-timer: If you've never done a parkrun before, you need to register here with parkrun and print off a barcode. You're advised to do this at least a couple of days before. You only need to do this once - this can be used in future parkruns as well as this one. Bring the barcode with you each time - essential if you'd like a registered time.

To join: Just turn up on the day, you don't need to sign up!  However, it would be helpful if you could let me know in advance, so I know how many and who are coming.  Please register your interest through the Race & Event Planner, or respond to my Facebook message if you are in the group.

Toilet facilities: There are public toilets about 10 mins walk from the start – arrive early if you need a visit, or you might need to do a warm-up jog!

Bags: You are advised to travel light and not bring any valuable belongings, however if you need to bring a bag or leave your jacket, there is a baggage area for you. Volunteers shall be around, but obviously you leave anything there at your own risk.

Volunteering: As we could potentially be a large group, we should provide a couple of volunteers to help the event's organisers. If anyone wants to help, please let me know.

Afterwards: We will go for a coffee or breakfast afterwards in a nearby café. There are a few locations near Hampstead Heath Station – we will decide where to go when everyone has finished.

Further tips: Hampstead Heath is famous for its hills and there will be a few climbs over the five-kilometre course. Just beware that the finish comes AFTER the last hill!

We look forward to seeing you there!


Hans Ho

Participation Representative

Submitted: 8 February 2020