There will be four waves taking place throughout the day; each wave will run for exactly 1 Hour around the 1 mile loop. The aim is to see how far you can go in 1 Hour. When signing up for the event, runners will be able to choose their start time / wave.
The wave options are currently:
2:00pm – Community Mile Wave
We have ‘timing mats’ (or chip readers) located every 0.1 mile on the 1 mile route. Your official finish distance will be calculated by the last timing mat you run over when the hooter sounds after 1 hour. For example, if you complete five laps and cross four timing mats on your sixth lap before the finish hooter sounds, your finish distance will be 5.4 miles.
There will be three digital clocks out on the 1 mile route which will all be counting down from 1 hour, so you’ll have a good idea of how much time you have left when you’re out on the course. We will also have audio countdowns and most importantly a loud hooter when your time is up! Runners are more than welcome to use GPS watches to aid them with their pacing.
When the hooter sounds and your challenge is complete, you will have 10 minutes to walk back to the start/finish area where you’ll receive your hard earned medal and finish treats – wherever you are on the course when the hooter sounds, you will never be more than 0.5 miles away from the start/finish area. Once you’ve collected your medal, make sure you head back into our Event Village in Paternoster Square to celebrate your amazing achievement with your family and friends. If you have any energy left, we’d love it if you could stay and cheer on all the other runners in the later waves!
This is a totally unique running challenge and we have created the perfect conditions for you to run as far as you possibly can in 1 Hour. In addition to being fast, flat and absolutely spectacular, the 1 mile route will enable you to effectively pace yourself and pass your cheering supporters on multiple occasions. With engaging route activations to keep you entertained, the stage is set for you to push yourself to new limits.
Your schedule for the day will depend on which wave you choose to enter, but as a guide, we’re asking all runners to arrive at our Event Village at least 40 minutes before their start wave.
Please note, this schedule is provisional and timings are subject to final confirmation.
Sunday April 5:
07:30 – Event Village Opens
08:00 – Bag Drop Opens
09:00 – First Wave Starts
10:15 – Second Wave Starts
11:30 – Third Wave Starts
14:00 – Community Mile (*time subject to change)
15:00 – Event Village and Bag Drop Closes
** We recommend all international runners or anyone needing to collect / swap their Event Pack arrive 45-60 minutes before their wave start time. All other runners should arrive 40 minutes before.**
The adidas City Run: 1 Hour takes place on Sunday, April 5. It is an exciting new concept on the running calendar taking place in the heart of London. Due to the scale and numbers participating in the event, it will be necessary to implement road closures across the full 1 mile route to facilitate the safe passage of participants. Please be aware that the road closures could impact your travel arrangements on that day.
For further assistance with queries regarding the route and subsequent road closures on Sunday, April 5 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details will be release in due course regarding roads affected.
Throwing down a fitness challenge is one of the best ways of boosting employee health and wellbeing at your company.
adidas City Runs are not only a great way for the office to keep fit, but provide opportunities for your workforce to socialise and work towards a common goal as a team.
That’s why we are offering exclusive entry packages for businesses right across the Capital and further afield.
If your business is up for getting involved, drop us an email today on email@example.com to discuss your group entry further!
You have to be 16 years old by date of the event to run in our first 4 waves. Please also note that if you are, 16 or 17 years old by time of entering, you will need to get your parent or guardian to complete this for you: Parental Consent Form. Our Community Mile Wave is open to everyone aged 4+! However, participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participant over the age of 18 who has also registered for the event.
We’re currently putting the finishing touches to our 2020 event calendar and have some exciting plans in the pipeline for the inspirational runners who take part in all of our events! If you want to take on the whole series in 2020, then grab your 1 Hour entry now and stay tuned for more info about our other events.
All General Entry runners who can no longer participate in the event are able to withdraw up to 30 days prior to the event date (Thursday 5th March). Please note, no refunds will be issued should a runner withdraw from the event at any time. For full details please refer to our event T&Cs.
Notice of withdrawal will need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org stating clearly the desire to withdraw and putting ‘FULHAM withdraw’ in the subject line of the email.
Charity runners must contact the charity they secured a place from directly with any withdrawal requests.
Open to everyone aged 4+, our Community Mile event allows runners of all ages and abilities to complete a loop of our epic, 1 mile closed road route on traffic-free roads and it’s completely free to enter! Please note, all Community Mile participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participant over the age of 18. For full details please refer to our event T&Cs.
To inspire and encourage the next generation to get into running and lead a healthier, more active lifestyle, we’re giving U21’s FREE entry into every single adidas City Run event in 2020! Please send an email to: email@example.com to find out how you can enter!
You can change your details up until 30 days prior to the event (5th March). You can do this by logging into your account (using the details setup during registration) and edit your information here: https://myevents.active.com.
You can change your details up until 30 days prior to the event 5th March. You can do this by logging into your account (using the details setup during registration) and edit your information here: https://myevents.active.com.
Packs will be sent out about 2 weeks before the event but can arrive as late as the day before.
If you do not receive a pack then you will need to arrive at Paternoster Square approximately 45-60 minutes before your start time to get a replacement pack. Please remember to bring a photo ID and your confirmation email. If you entered using an international address you will have to collect your pack and t-shirt on the day of the event.
You can change your T-shirt size up to 30 days (5th March) prior to the event day by emailing our team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have already received your t-shirt then you will need to come to the Event Village in Paternoster Square approximately 45-60 minutes before your start time to get a full replacement pack. Please bring your current pack to swap (not just the t-shirt), as we will need to issue you a new timing chip that correlates to your new runner number that is printed on your new t-shirt.
You will need to come to the Event Village approximately 45-60 minutes before your start time to collect your pack. Please remember to bring a photo ID and your confirmation email.
If you do not receive a pack then you will need to arrive at Paternoster Square approximately 45-60 minutes before your start time to get a replacement pack. Please remember to bring a photo ID and your confirmation email.
All runners must wear the free adidas race day t-shirt they receive in advance of the event. This will have your unique race number printed on it which will pair with your timing chip and also be used to identify you for your personal photos.
Check out the schedule here.
You will receive your timing chip along with your adidas race day t-shirt in the post in the lead up to the event. Remember to wear this on your shoe on race day so you can get an official distance! Please remember to give back your timing chip to one of the City Runs team at the finish.
With five waves taking place throughout the day (9am to 2pm), runners will be able to choose their start time/wave. All waves will be mixed ability apart from two ‘fast waves’ for those who want to really push the pace.
Please arrive 40 minutes before your start wave time.
No – part of the 1 Hour challenge is to pace yourself across the hour. However, there will be a number of clocks around the course counting down to make sure you know how much time is left.
We strongly discourage the use of any equipment that acts as an impediment to hearing or concentration when running. This includes, but is not limited to, mobile telephones, personal stereos and MP3 players. Please note we cannot be responsible for accidents resulting from taking part with such equipment.
Yes. We want you to be able to get some fresh clothes on before re-joining your family and friends to Unlock the City and make the most of the fantastic offers we’ve organised. Remember to keep your medal with you to access these great discounts.
Whilst we are always looking for ways to make our events as inclusive as possible, we unfortunately are unable to accommodate wheelchair racers. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.
No. We aren’t able to provide showers but we have changing rooms so you can slip on a fresh set of clothes and Unlock the City, making the most of the fantastic offers we’ve organised. Remember to keep your medal with you to access these great discounts.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the 1Hour course, we cannot allow for runners to compete with a buggy. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.
Yes of course. Our Event Village is open to runners and spectators from 07:30 until 17:15 and will be full of entertainment and food and drink vendors for everyone to enjoy.
Further information regarding the road closures and timings are available to view here.
There are lots of ways for businesses to get involved – you can become an event sponsor, a supplier or vendor, or simply enter your employees to take part!
Alternatively, we are always looking to grow our Unlock The City offer – check this out to see if this takes your fancy.
If you’re interested in getting your business involved please email us at: email@example.com.
If you don’t fancy taking part yourself then volunteering is a great way for you to experience an adidas City Run event. We’re always looking for amazing people to volunteer at our events and guarantee you’ll have a fantastic time doing so. If you’re keen to find out more then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please drop us an email at email@example.com and we will be happy to try and answer any questions you may have. Whilst we work at top speed, please allow 36 hours for us to get back to you.
If you need to ask us any questions that aren’t answered in our FAQs, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch by dropping us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to all queries as soon as possible.