The next Handicap will be on Saturday (3 October)

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 Volunteers will be asked to meet the Handicap team at the Boathouse at 8.30.

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 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 £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 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).

See more information about the handicap

The Handicappers

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