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2017 Sanlam Go Dad Run in London

Venue

Southwark Park, London SE16 2EH

Date

Sunday May 21st

Go Dad Run Ambassadors and Supporters

Go Dad Run founding ambassador and six time world swimming champion Mark Foster will be joined by Royal Ballet soloist and Dancing with the Stars judge Fernando Montano, Olympic silver medalist diver Leon Taylor and some other very famous faces as they set the runners off and then put the medals around their necks when they cross the finish line !

On the day registration – location and opening time

Registration will be open at our Event Hub close to the bandstand from 09.00am and will close ten minutes before the beginning of each run so please arrive nice and early!

The bandstand is near to the Jamaica Road and northern Lower Road entrances to the park.

Please note that when you arrive at the Event Hub you’ll be required to sign in with your unique number you received by email when you registered online or though one of our charity partners.

You’ll then be handed your runner number, timing chip, Y’fronts and T-shirt and be ready for your warm up!

5K Start Time

The 2017 London Go Dad Run 5K run will start at 10.30am

5K Entry Fee

Our special Earlybird discount is available until midnight on March 20th 2017!

Free for boys aged 0-9
£8.00 for boys aged 10 – 17
£13.00 for men aged 18 and over

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From March 21st the full entry fees will apply

Free for boys aged 0-9
£11.50 for boys aged 10 – 17
£16.50 for men aged 18 and over

10K Start Time

The 2017 London Go Dad Run 10K will start at 10.40am

10K Entry Fee

Our special Earlybird discount is available until midnight on February 20th 2017!

£16.50 for men and boys aged 16 and over

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From February 21st the full entry fee will apply

£21.50 for men and boys aged 16 and over

Charity and Sponsorship

The reason we are all working together to stage the Go Dad Run events is to get men thinking and talking about their health and also to raise funds for our five wonderful charity partners. Once you complete your registration you will have the opportunity to sponsor or support Prostate Cancer UK, Bowel Cancer UK, Orchid, CALM or Dimbleby Cancer Care. Thank you!

Getting There

If you are coming by train you can use either the Bermondsey or Canada Water Underground stations on the Jubilee Line or Rotherhithe, Canada Water or Surrey Quays on the London Overground.

The race hub will be based in the northern section of the park. The nearest entrances will be from Jamaica Road or the northern section of Lower Road.

The following buses use the Jamaica Road entrance to the park – 47, 188, 381, C10 and P12.

There are very limited car parking facilities in and around Southwark Park.

Toilets

These will be situated at the Event Hub.

Bag Storage

This is located next to the registration tents at the Event Hub. Please note that space is limited so it is best to travel as lightly as possible.

Warm-up

The group warm up will commence approximately 15 minutes before the 5K is due to start.

The start

The 5K run will begin off at 10.30am and will take you twice around Southwark Park so we will start gathering you into the start area at 10.20am. The run will finish where it began.

The 10K run will start from the same place, 10 minutes after the start of the 5K, and take you four times around Southwark Park.

The finish

When you cross the finish line you’ll be handed your Sanlam Go Dad Run medal and your Big Yellow Goodie Bag. The first three home in each of the 5K and 10K will also be awarded special prizes.

Venue information

The park was opened in 1869 and our event will start and finish at the 19th century Bandstand and take in the boating lake and several avenues of tree as it winds its way around two laps.

The park also contains a café, art gallery and children’s play area and there are plenty of places where spectators will be able to cheer on the men and boys.

There will be marshals around the course to support and encourage you.

Please take care when running around the course as this is public land and local residents will be out and about. Please always stay on the left unless otherwise guided.

Drinks and snacks will be available at the finish line and there will be a water station on the course.

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