Race Start Times
09:30 10k race
09:50 5k race
IMPORTANT – Please bring your own water to run with. Following guidance from UKA and COVID guidance, there will be no water stations along the route this year. There will be water at the race finish for all runners and at the medical stations, but we recommend runners bring their own water for the race. Please arrive in good time for your race and revisit this page for updates on all races – adult and child.
We usually offer an optional five-minute warm up to music before the 5k and 10k races, at 9.15am, this is to be confirmed.
Staggered start – 10K only – runners should join in the correct area for their pre-selected race finish time.
5K and 10K races start and finish in Priory Park. Both follow the same route, with the 10k a double lap of the 5k. To view map click 5k and 10k route map 2021
Road Closure – Once again we have obtained a Traffic Management Order (TMO) to close off Priory Road from 9.30-11.00am, from Middle Lane roundabout to the traffic lights at the bottom of Muswell Hill Road; thus ensuring safety and facility for the runners exiting and entering Priory Park and running down Priory Road. We also have a TMO to close off Park Avenue North for 40 mins from 9.30-10.10am. This is to ease the flow of runners and prevent too much congestion at the start of the course and as the runners leave Park Avenue North via the alleyway and into Northview Road.
The 5k and 10k route is marshalled by a large voluntary team of marshals from London Heathside Athletics club who help direct runners around the 10k course. Also in attendance are CSP (Combined Service Provider) marshals who specialise in traffic management and road closures. Both these groups of marshals are there for your safety, so please pay attention to their directions. To enable runners to heed marshal guidance we advise runners not to wear headphones, unless Bone Conductor headphones.
5K and 10K Prize Giving – For both races will take place on the Fun Run race stage at 10.45am.
Information Tent – Opens at 8:30am and is situated just behind the Fun Run Stage.
Baggage Tent – Opens at 8:30am – runners may leave their belongings at the baggage area free of charge, with bags are left at their owners’ risk. Loose items will not be taken so please have a suitable bag with you.
Changing Facilities – No facilities are available in the park, however they are available at the YMCA North London Fitness Centre which is a 1km away, on the corner of Elmfield Avenue and Tottenham Lane, N8.
The children’s 1 mile Fun Run is a figure of eight circuit completely contained within Priory Park. The races are marshalled every year by kind volunteers. To view the 1 mile route map click here.
Children’s 1 Mile Fun Run Timetable – IMPORTANT NEW RACE START TIMES
12.00 Nursery & Reception Girls & Boys race
12.40 Years 1 & Year 2 Girls & Boys race
13.10 Years 3 & Year 4 Girls & Boys race
13.40 Years 5 & Year 6 Girls & Boys race
14.00 Years 7-10 Girls & Boys race
Children aged 3 should run accompanied by an adult parent/carer.
Children ages 4 – 6 may run with an adult parent/carer.
Children aged 7 years and over should run unaccompanied, unless there are special requirements to be taken into consideration.
If running to accompany a child, please remove your own race timing chip to avoid confusing result timing.
Any enquiries with regard to special requirements please email
Each race will be announced over the race stage sound system, and as the events are close together please pay attention to the stage announcements.
Please ensure that your child(ren) are there in good time before their event, and that he/she runs in the correct race.
Smaller children should start at the back for safety reasons.
Children’s Prize Giving – Children’s prize giving will take place immediately after each 1 Mile Fun Run on the Race Stage by the start/finish line.
Medical and Training Information
• Please fully complete your medical details on the back of race bib
• Please ensure you train sufficiently for your event
• Please do not run on the day if you are feeling unwell or still recovering from an illness – if you are unsure please consult your doctor before the event. For further information on the risks of taking Ibuprofen or NSAID’s before, during or after your race, please click here
• For full training information please go to our training page
• For fitness and training information, as recommended by UKA licensing please follow this link: www.runnersmedicalresource.com
UK Athletics Limited are the licencing body for our event, and as such we want to pass on this information for all runners in our 10km and 1 mile events.
“UKA is alert to its responsibility to all participants in athletics in respect of all aspects of health and safety. One particular area that young athletes and their parents must be aware of is the risk of cardiac problems. UKA has worked with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) for several years, providing a screening service to athletes on the World Class Performance Programme. UKA and CRY are now seeking to encourage more athletes to use CRY’s screening service to help to identify any cardiac problems that may be otherwise hidden. Full information about CRY and their services can be found on their website at https://www.c-r-y.org.uk. Young people between the age of 14 and 35 who would like to have cardiac testing can go to www.testmyheart.org.”
If you have opted to have your pack posted to you, it should arrive by Tuesday 14th September 2021. If you have not received it by that date please email
If you opted to collect your race pack please collect your race pack from 8am on Monday 13th September to 5pm on Thursday 16th September. Collect from the Fitness Centre Reception, YMCA London City and North, 184 Tottenham Lane, N8 8SG. (Fitness Centre entrance is on Elmfield Avenue).
Fun Run T Shirts!! Mark the occasion of the 30th Fun Run with one of our high tech running shirts.
Available online when you buy your race entry, or from YMCA Fitness Centre reception.
Children’s £7 each
Adults £10 each
(click here for size chart).
IMPORTANT – Please be aware that all T shirts bought in advance online will need to be collected from the YMCA North London Fitness Centre – entrance on Elmfield Avenue, N8 8SG.
Dates for T-Shirt collection are:
From 8am on Monday 13th September to 5pm on Thursday 16th September
• On race day runners should attach their numbered race bib and the chip timing chiup to get an official finish time. The timing mats at the Start/Finish will record all the tags passing over them so make sure they are attached securely. Pin the bib to the running vest/Tshirt and attach the race chip to the running shoe.
• NB the race chip should lie horizontally to be read electronically as it goes across the Start/Finish so it is important it is not placed incorrectly.
• Please remove your race chip if accompanying a child on their race.
• For multiple entries for a household, please make sure the trace chips are kept with the relevant bib numbers to avoid confusion. There is a £5 charge for bibs or chips that have been lost or mixed up.
• All entries are non-transferable and non-refundable.
• At the end of the race a team of people will be clearly located at the end of the finish funnel to help you remove your race timing chip as they are returned to the race timing company. You can then collect your medal and runners goody bag.
We can accommodate a wide range of disabilities within the adult 5k, 10k and children’s races. If there are any additional requirements or queries with regard to this please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Online race results will be available by the day after the event on www.chiptiming.co.uk
The results will be published online and will include your name, race bib number and race timing result.
Once again we have again obtained a Traffic Management Order (TMO) to close off Priory Road from 09.30 – 11.00am – from the Middle Lane roundabout to the traffic lights at the bottom of Muswell Hill Road; thus ensuring safety and facility for the runners exiting and entering Priory Park and running down Priory Road.
We also have a TMO to close off Park Avenue North from 09.30 – 10.05am. This is to help ease the flow of runners and prevent too much congestion at the start of the course, and as the runners leave Park Avenue North via the alleyway and into Northview Road. The 10k route is marshalled by a large voluntary team of marshals from London Heathside Athletics club who help direct runners around the 10k course.
Also in attendance are CSP (Combined Service Provider) marshals who specialise in traffic management and road closures. Both these groups of marshals are there for your safety, so please pay attention to their directions.
All entries are to be made online and it is not possible to provide refunds or allow transfers.
All competitors enter at their own risk. No liability will be accepted for any injury incurred by entering this race.
Details submitted on the entry form will be held on the organisers’ computer database and their sub-contractors’ for both race entry and race timing.
We use this information to inform you about race arrangements and future events. Your race entry is collected by Race Space for online entry and used by HS Sports to produce race results. The results will be published online and will include your name, race bib number and race timing result.
All runners need to wear their race number when taking part – both adults and children. All runners, both adult and children, need to have their medical and emergency contact details completed on the reverse of their running big prior to taking part in their event.
Photographs taken during the race may be used on the race website, in advertising material and media reports. All competitors should wear their race bib when participating, so they can be identified for photographic permission. Any adult/child running without a number cannot be identified and therefore concedes the possibility of having their photographs used for publicity purposes, even if the entrant has refused permission at online entry.
Participants should be medically fit to take part in the event. On the day of the race participants in the 5km must be 14 years and over and in the 10Km participants must be 16 years or over.
For reasons of safety entries are not permissible for runners with dogs.
For safety reason you are not permitted to run with headphones unless they are UKA permitted “Bone Conductor” headphones, any persons caught will be disqualified from the race and results removed.
By entering the race you have agreed to the following terms and conditions:
I declare that I am medically fit to take part in this event and that I take part at my own risk. I, the runner, give consent for his/her personal and medical details being released by the medical team to the race organiser to inform next of kin and statutory authorities in the event of a medical emergency. I accept that the organisers are not liable for any loss, damage or injury howsoever caused, either before, during, after or as a result of my entering the race. I agree to my details as per my entry form being held on the computer databases of the organisers and their sub-contractors. I agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions of the event and to obey instructions given by the event officials and marshals, and that in the event of a dispute the race director’s decision will be final.
UKA Licence No. 2020-39375