Alexandra Palace

Date & Time

Date: 22nd January 2020
Meet Time: 14:30
Race Time: 15:15

Before the race

Athletes must register before the race to get a LUCA ID number (register once for free here). As you cross the finishing line, you will get a token. You must give this token to the finishing desk along with your LUCA ID number to have your finishing result recorded. 


Two laps women, three laps men.

**Please note this is a new course for 2020** Please note we will be running the course in a clockwise direction this year. This means after the start straight, you quickly turn left up the steep hill. Then complete the loop in a clockwise direction. 


Mostly grass (75%); with some trail [the moderate ascent and the main lateral (20%)]; and just a little bit of path (5% around the cricket pitch). The grass areas are the kind that if the weather is good are like running on good football pitches (firm ground covered by grass), which means if we have heavy rain leading up to the race: expect mud. Spikes will serve you well.


Medals will be awarded to the first three male/female finishers on the day. For information on the full list of prizes available in the LUCA XC League and on the scoring system, see here.


There are toilets in the garden centre and the Palace ITSELF (and its pub) if people need them and for changing, but there are no official changing areas.


By tube: go to Finsbury Park (Victoria or Jubilee line), and take the W7 or W3 bus towards Muswell Hill and Wood Green, respectively. If you take the W7 bus, get out at the bottom of Muswell Hill by the Victoria Stakes pub and the park is across the junction to your right; if you take the W3 the bus will take you into the park and you can disembark there.

By car, the postcode to drive to is N22 7AY. If possible in the park the Redston Playing Fields car park is the closest to the start, but both the Dukes Avenue and ice rink car parks are also very close.


Ally Pally Map
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