Last Friday of the Month 5k - Location Change

Please note that for the 27 October, 24 November and 29 December 2017 races, the start, finish and meeting point will be close to the Boat House (not the Bandstand) and a 2-lap course around the Meadows area of Hyde Park will be used.  The Boat House is on the northern side of the Serpentine, which is the opposite side of the lake to the swimming area (the Lido).  There will just be one race rather than the normal A and B starts.

Harbour Club Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5k

The Race

The race starts at 12.30pm, sharp. Meet by the bandstand from 12.00 noon.LFotM 5k July 2015

If you already have your race number, there is no need for you to register separately on the day. Please wear your number clearly on the front of your race clothing. It must be clearly visible to officials at all times but removed once you have crossed the finish line.

There will be two races: an A race for those expecting to run under 22 minutes and a B race for everyone else, setting off 3 minutes later.

The race is held under UK Athletics rules. UK Athletics Licence number 2017-27367 applies. Certificate of course accuracy number 14/320.

Minimum age for girls and boys is 11 years.

There is a cut off time of 35 minutes. After this, we cannot undertake to keep the course marshaled.

For safety reasons, please do not run wearing headphones or other impediments to your hearing – you must be able to hear marshals' instructions. You need to be fully aware of what is going on around you at all times. This is for your safety, the safety of your fellow competitors and the safety of the general public. With the heightened importance of runners being able to hear what the marshals are telling them, we regret that competitors who ignore this request may be disqualified.

Harbour Club

Harbour Club logoSerpentine is delighted to announce Harbour Club as the new sponsor of the Last Friday of the Month 5k series. Founded in 1993, Harbour Club offer three exclusive health clubs in the heart of London: in Chelsea, Notting Hill and a new club on Cromwell Road in Kensington that opened in June 2017. Facilities include gym and fitness suites, pool and spa, group classes for adults and children as well a restaurant to relax and socialise.

For more information, please visit their website at


The results

The results of the Serpentine 5k are published here on the Serpentine website, and are normally available on race-day evening. The easiest way to find out your result is via the results section of the Serpentine website where all you need do is type in your name, or part of it, in the "person search" box.

There is a league championship of the Last Friday of the Month 5km. This is based on age-graded results for all runners, with the best 6 performances throughout the year being eligible to win the trophy.

More information

For more details, contact

Malcolm French
35 Merton Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 0AA
020 8422 3900

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