Date & Time

Date: 20th October 2021
Meet Time: 14:30
Race Time: 15:00

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. 

Athletes must conduct a pre-race self-assessment for Covid-19 symptoms prior to arrival. If you or someone in your household has a temperature, continuous cough, loss of, or change to, sense of taste and/or smell, or any other symptoms, you must not attend. Similarly, if you have been feeling unwell, been asked to self-isolate or have been in contract with someone with Covid-19 symptoms in the past 14 days, you must not attend. You are encouraged to test yourself the day of the race. If you test positive for Covid-19 in the 14 days after the event, you must inform us.

Route

Two laps for women (~5.6 km), three for men (~8.5 km).

Race HQ

The tents will be set up towards the north east of the athletics track. Athletes should first go to the track clubhouse if they need to change.

Terrain

Mostly grass (70%) with some paths (30%). The course starts with a steep hill before looping around the heath and back down the same hill towards the west of the athletics track. 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.

Prizes

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.

Facilities

There are toilets, showers and changing facilities in the club house of the athletics track. There are also lockers, but not enough for all runners.

Travel

By tube: Closest tubes are Belsize Park or Kentish Town. The track is about a 20 minute walk from there.

By car: the postcode to drive to is NW5 1QR. The roads around the side of the track usually have some parking spaces. Be careful to read the signage to avoid paying fees.

By Rail: The track is a short walk from Hampstead Heath and Gospel Oak stations.

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