SCHEDULE

Sunday November 15: Emirates Stadium (Please note all timings are subject to change)

07:30 – Event Village Opens

07:30 – Bag Drop Opens

08:25 – Islington Half Marathon Start Pens Open

08:45 – Islington Half Marathon Run Starts

09:00 – Islington 10K Start Pens Open

09:30 – Islington 10K Run Starts

12:45 – Community Mile Starts

14:00 – Event Village and Bag Drop Closes

RESIDENTS

The adidas City Run: Islington Half and 10K takes place on Sunday, November 15. Due to the scale and numbers participating, it will be necessary to implement road closures across the full Half Marathon and 10K route to facilitate the safe passage of the participants. Please be aware that the road closures could impact your travel arrangements on that day.

A list of the affected roads and their closure times will be shared in due course. For further assistance or questions regarding the route and subsequent road closures on Sunday 15 November please contact  community@adidascityruns.com.

Get Involved

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, please email us on hello@adidascityruns.com to discuss your group entry further!

Volunteer

We need enthusiastic and proactive individuals to support the delivery of adidas City Runs, and we would love to have you on the team! There are a variety of roles available for volunteers which will help us make it a day to remember for the thousands of runners taking part at adidas City Runs: Islington 10K and Half Marathon:

– Assist participants with pack collection and questions at the Help Desk.

– Assist with the management of the participant Bag Drop.

– Assist with the Start and Finish process, as well as handing out rewards and well-deserved medals to the finishers.

– Assist with setting up and managing the Water Station on course.

– Assist spectators and general public with wayfinding as a Route/Crossing Point Marshall.

Volunteers must be aged 18 or over on the day of the event.

WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE:

– Free entry to a different adidas City Run

– Breakfast & refreshments throughout the day

– adidas Event tech t-shirt (RRP £25)

– Medal to access all the amazing unlock offers after your shift

 

GROUP VOLUNTEERING

We would love for your group or organisation to get involved in the event and we welcome groups of all types and sizes!

To register your interest, your group leader should email volunteers@adidascityruns.com with information about your group, including the number of people that are able to volunteer at the event.

Groups with members that are 18 or younger should specify this when registering via email. The leader of the Group (who must be aged 18 or over) will be fully responsible for the group at the event and will be responsible for obtaining and bringing emergency contact details for all in the group.

We are looking to recruit a lot of volunteers for the event so please do get your friends and colleagues involved too!

FAQs

Entry Information

What's the minimum age to enter?

You have to be 16 years old by date of the event to run in our event. Please also note that if you are 16 or 17 years old at 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 Community Mile Event.

I've entered but can no longer take part. What are my options?

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 (16th October). 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 hello@adidascityruns.com stating clearly the desire to withdraw and putting ‘ISLINGTON withdraw’ in the subject line of the email

Charity runners must contact the charity they secured a place from directly with any withdrawal requests.

 

Pre-Event Information

What is the Community Mile?

Open to everyone aged 4+, our Community Mile event allows runners of all ages and abilities to complete a 1 mile route 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.

I’ve heard Under 21’s can enter for free?

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: hello@adidascityruns.com to find out how you can enter!

When will I receive my Event Pack and adidas race day t-shirt?

Event Packs should arrive in the week leading up to the event but can arrive as late as Saturday, November 14. Your Event Pack should include:

– Race Day T-Shirt
– Timing Chip
– Wristband
– Baggage Label

If you do not receive your Event Pack in the post or have misplaced any of the items, you’ll need to come to the Help Desk on the Emirates Stadium concourse between 11am-5pm on Saturday November 14.

If you entered using an international address, you will have to come to the Help Desk on the Emirates Stadium concourse between 11am-5pm on Saturday November 14 to collect your Event Pack. Please remember to bring a photo ID and your confirmation email.

Can I change my registration details (such as the address my t-shirt and pack will be sent to)?

You can change your details up until 30 days prior to the event (16th October). You can do this by logging into your account (using the details setup during registration) and edit your information here: https://myevents.active.com.

Can I change my t-shirt size?

You can change your T-shirt size up to 30 days (16th October) prior to the event day by emailing our team on hello@adidascityruns.com.

If you have already received your t-shirt then you will need to come to the Event Village on the Emirates Stadium concourse 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.

I'm an international participant. When and where do I get my Event Pack from?

You will need to come to the Help Desk on the Emirates Stadium concourse between 11am-5pm on Saturday November 14. Please remember to bring a photo ID and your confirmation email.

If you cannot make this yourself, you can send someone else to collect it on your behalf. Please ensure they bring a copy of your confirmation email and photo ID.

If my Event Pack has not arrived by Saturday morning what should I do?

If you do not receive your Event Pack in the post or have misplaced any of the items, you’ll need to come to the Help Desk on the Emirates Stadium concourse between 11am-5pm on Saturday November 14:

If you cannot make this yourself, you can send someone else to collect it on your behalf. Please ensure they bring a copy of your confirmation email and photo ID.

 

Event Day Information

Do I have to wear the free adidas t-shirt?

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.

Do I have to collect a timing chip?

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 time! Please be careful not to bend the timing chip and please remember to return your timing chip to one of the City Runs team at the finish or the timing chip recycling bins.

What's the Islington Half Marathon cut off time?

Due to road closure timings, the last runner permitted across the start line will be at 09:00 with 3 hours and 30 minutes to finish. Don’t fear, this leaves all our runners plenty of time to finish – an average speed of 10 minutes/km or 16 minutes/mile to be exact!

What's the Islington 10K cut off time?

Due to road closure timings, the last runner permitted across the start line will be at 09:50 with 1 hour and 40 minutes to finish. Don’t fear, this leaves all our runners plenty of time to finish – an average speed of 10 minutes/km or 16 minutes/mile to be exact!

 

 

Will there be pacers for the Islington Half Marathon?

Yes. Our friendly pacers sourced through the adidas Runners community will be there on the day to help you achieve your target time.

We have pacers for the following times:

1:30

1:40

1:50

2:00

2:10

2:20

2:30

2:40

2:50

3:00

Will there be Pacers for the Islington 10K?

Yes. Our friendly pacers sourced through the adidas Runners community will be there on the day to help you achieve your target time.

We have pacers for the following times:

40 minutes

45 minutes

50 minutes

55 minutes

60 minutes

65 minutes

70 minutes

75 minutes

 

Can I listen to music whilst running?

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.

Will the event be timed?

Yes. Your event day t-shirt is paired with an electric timing chip that runners will wear on their shoes. This chip will be activated as soon as you cross the start line and de-active when you cross the finish line. Your result will be sent to you by SMS after the event and will also be available to access on the event website.

If you have any quires regarding your time, please contact Race Ahead on: Timing@raceahead.net.

Will there be a bag drop?

Yes. We want you to be able to get some fresh clothes on before re-joining your family and friends to Unlock Islington and make the most of the fantastic offers we’ve organised. Remember to keep your medal with you to access these great discounts.

Are you accepting participants taking part in a wheelchair?

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.

Will there be showers?

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 Islington, making the most of the fantastic offers we’ve organised. Remember to keep your medal with you to access these great discounts.

Can I run with my child in a buggy?

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the Islington Half Marathon and 10K course, we cannot allow runners to compete with a buggy. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

Can I run with my dog?

Unfortunately, we cannot allow your four-legged friend onto the course but we are more than happy for them to spectate with your friends and family as long as they stay on their lead.

 

Spectators

Can I walk around the Event Village and Route?

Yes of course. Our Event Village on the Emirates Stadium concourse is open to runners and spectators from 07:30 until 14:00 and will be full of entertainment, as well as food and drink vendors for everyone to enjoy. Should you need to cross the route there will be crossing points at various sections where our Marshals will be on hand to help you.

 

Residents

What roads will be closed during the day of the event?

Please click here to view our current route, more information will be available once confirmed. In the meantime, please contact community@adidascityruns.com.

 

Other

How can my business get involved in the Event?

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 Islington offer – check this out to see if this takes your fancy.

If you’re interested in getting your business involved please email us at: hello@adidascityruns.com.

Do you need volunteers?

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 volunteers@adidascityruns.com.

I have a question that isn’t answered in the FAQs, how can I contact you?

Please drop us an email at hello@adidascityruns.com and we will be happy to try and answer any questions you may have.