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15 Dec 2018

The 5K's of CHRISTMAS has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description


***UPDATE: The entries are full and so is the waiting liST***


A series of 5000m track races at the Battersea Millenium Arena

Each 5000m race will have a all runners of a similar ability designed to run together, push each other and ultimately get that target 5K time you have been dreaming of!!!!

Key notes:

- Each race will have runners targeting a similar finish time (generally within a minute of each other)

- There will be at least 8 races but it will depend on the number of entrants

- We will try to provide a pacer for at least the first 2000m of each race

- There will be no more than 30 runners in each race

- There will be chip timing for accurate results

- The race is UKA permitted (Lic #OUT 18/631)

The races will take place from 08:30 to 12:00 on Saturday the 15th December 2018. Slower races will go first. Final timings will be sent nearer the event date.

Clapham Chasers have endeavoured to keep the costs low. The entry fee is mainly to cover track hire, chip timing and some basic provisions on the day.

There may be some fun events in addition on the day, details will be provided ahead of the race. 

Changes and late sign up:

- No entries on the day

- Changes to target times can be made up until the 5th December 2018

- We can transfer entries to a nominated runner up until the 20th November 2018

- No refunds or deferred entries 


The 5K’s of Christmas is a series of 5000m races on the track aimed at helping you get that all important PB by racing with similar speed athletes.

Some key information for you on the build up to the event:

Venue & Date:

  • Battersea Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, Albert Bridge, London SW11 4NJ
  • Saturday 15th December 2018


  • The Track will be open to athletes at 08:00, NO EARLIER
  • Race times:
    • 08:30 Race A: 23’00 and over target times (pacer for 23’00, 24’00 & 25’00)
    • 09:05 Race B: 21’30 to 22’50 target times (pacer for 21’30 & 22’00)
    • 09:35 Race C: 20’00 to 21’20 target times (pacer for 20‘00 & 21’00)
    • 10:00 Race D: 19’00 to 19’55 target times (pacer for 19’00 & 19’30)
    • 10:25 Race E: 18’30 to 18’59 target times (pacer for 18’30)
    • 10:45 Race F: 17’50 to 18’20 target times (pacer for 17’50)
    • 11:05 Race G: 17’10 to 17’45 target race times (pacer for 17’10)
    • 11:25 Race H: 16’30 to 17’00 target race times (pacer for 16’30)
    • 11:45 Race I: Sub 16’25 target race times (pacer for 15’30)
  • Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your race

Permit & Chip Timing:

  • The race has a full UKA permit (Lic# OUT 18/631)
  • The race will have timed photo finish and lap times to meet track meeting permit requirements. 

Race Registration:

  • Upon arrival please head straight to Race Registration to confirm your attendance and to pick up your race numbers
  • Please bring safety pins, although we will have some if required

Warm up and Gathering for your race:

  • The start of each 5000m race is at the 200m line on the far side of the track
  • Lanes 1 to 4 and the starting 50m will be coned off for the race, please do not use these lanes when warming up
  • The ‘back straight’ lanes 5 to 8 are reserved for the athletes about to start and so we can see who is there
  • This area will be marked with cones, please do not use this area until it’s time to gather for your race
  • Please gather near the start line for your race at least 5 minutes before the start
  • The race umpires will check who is there and give a 1 minute briefing before starting you off

Race specifics:

  • Each race is 5000m
  • 12.5 laps of the track, finishing at the normal finish line
  • Each race will have pacers for at least teh first 2km
  • The pacer will wear an orange t-shirt
  • Track umpires will make sure you start with your foot behind the curved line, that you do not step off the track and there is no foul play
  • You are responsible for counting your laps, the chip timing device does not give live information on laps completed
  • The lap counter board will display the number of laps the lead runner still has to complete
  • There will be water available during the race although we realise many will not require it over this distance


  • There will be a live clock so you can see your current and finish time
  • The race time is based on ‘gun to chip time’ finish
  • Results will be sent out soon after the event

Facilities & Parking:

  • As this is a track facility there are toilets, showers and lockers available for you to use
  • Parking is available in the park car parks and on local streets. They are subject to parking metre charges.


  • Being December weather can obviously be unpredictable
  • Please come dressed appropriately
  • If the weather is very cold the track can get a bit slippy, in this case be careful and if preferred please wear track or cross country spikes with no longer than 9mm spikes
  • If the venue decides the weather is too bad to hold the event, we will let you know as soon as possible by email


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01 Dec 2018£12.00£14.00

*Discounted for members of any of EA WA SA

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 15/12/2018

Status: Closed

Total Places: 220

Places Available: ??



Neil Aitken


Battersea Millennium Arena Battersea Park Albert Bridge London SW11 4NJ