Trial 5K Road Race


Serpentine Running Club is organising a third, members-only 5K test race within the Royal Parks as part of moving towards offering more events both for members and non-members. There's a strict race limit of 60 participants.  Advance entry only.  No entries on the day.  You must enter using the "sign-up" link below.

National and local COVID restrictions apply therefore, please do not participate if:

  • you have experienced COVID symptoms or are waiting for the result of a COVID test
  • you've had contact with someone who has tested positive recently
  • you've been instructed to self-isolate
  • or you've been told to quarantine due to travel

The Race

Race date, Saturday, 19 June 2021. 

The race starts at 9am, sharp. Meet by the Boathouse in Hyde Park (the same location as the monthly handicap race).  The race will have a "wave" start, with a maximum fo 6 runners in each wave, performance graded, fastest first.

We will post you your race number using the address you have provided to us. So please ensure that's up-to-date. 

We will post your pre-race instructions with your race number.

Contact information may be provided to authorities as necessary for the purpose of contact tracing as part of holding a COVID-secure event.

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.

The race will be held under UK Athletics rules under UKA license 2021-41876.  As a brand new COVID-safe course has been devised (based on the 2-lap route commonly used by LFOTM) the course will not be certified.

If you would like to volunteer as one of the Race Makers, please email Malcolm French

For safety reasons, we recommend that you 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. 


The Results

The results of the 5K test race will be published here on the Serpentine website, and should be 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. 

More information

For more details, contact:

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

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