Date and time

Date: 18th October 2023
Meet Time: 14:15
Race Time: 15:00
Please be at the start line for 14:55

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 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.


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.


Medals will be awarded to the first three female and male finishers.


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


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.


Set up guide

This guide has been written to assist the host university in setting up the course. Athletes are also encouraged to view the guide to better familiarise themselves with the course.