Where’s Wally? fun run 2018 runners' zone

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Thank you for signing up to take part in the Where’s Wally? fun run 2018 and welcome to the runners' zone. Here, you'll find all the information you need for the day of the race.

Your costume

Costumes consist of a t-shirt, hat and glasses, to be worn over your usual running gear.
Your costume will be sent to you by post ahead of the race. If you register less than two weeks before the race you will receive a voucher to exchange for your costume on the day.

On the day


8.45am: Registration opens

9.25am: 1k kids warm-up

9.30am: 1k kids race

9.50am: 5k and 10k warm-up

10.00am: 5k and 10k races starts

Getting there

The fun run festival will be situated at the junction of The Avenue (the South Circular) and Windmill Drive in Clapham Common. The site is easily accessible on foot from Clapham South and Clapham Common underground stations, Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Road (National Rail).

Use CityMapper on your mobile phone to plan your journey.

Arrival and registration 

Please arrive from 8:45am on race day to collect your race number and timing chip. Safety pin and tags will be provided. 
Please note: You will incur a £5 charge if you fail to return your chip.

In the festival

Stage timings

9.00am: Live music

9.20am: Welcome from our Director, Jonathan Douglas

9.25am: Kids’ warm up

9.45am: Kids’ prize giving and welcome

9.50am: 5k and 10k warm up

10.00am: Live music

10.45am: Prize giving and thank you

11am: Live music

Food and drink
Some of the UK's top pop-up food retailers will be joining us in the festival area to keep runners and spectators well fed. These include:

The course

Where's Wally Course map

The races

Kids’ 1k
The course is a 1k loop on both grass and concrete paths.  Parents are allowed to run with their own children free of charge in this race only.

5k and 10k races
The course is a fairly flat and multi-terrain (running on both grass and concrete paths), with some hilly areas.  The course is a 5k loop. The course is signposted and in parts taped, so please stay on the course. There will be plenty of marshals along the route to help you.

During the race
Your timing chip will only register your start time once you have crossed the start mat.
For the 5k and 10k races, there will be a water station on the course at the halfway point (approximately 2.5 km)

After the race

Once you cross the finish line, you will remove your chip and receive your goodie bag and medal.
Your race result will be posted live on our 42" screen in the runners’ lounge and emailed to you after the race..


Filming and photography
There will be filming and photography during the event. If you do not wish to be featured, please make yourself known to a National Literacy Trust member of staff.
How do I change my entry?
Please contact our team at fundraise@literacytrust.org.uk and we'll be happy to assist you.
Is it possible to enter on the day?
Yes your friends and family will be able to enter on the day, subject to availability and at a higher registration fee.
How do I cancel my entry?
Unfortunately, registration for this event is non-refundable. However if you are unable to participate due to injury or other extenuating circumstances, the National Literacy Trust may be able to make an exception. Please email fundraise@literacytrust.org.uk. It will not be possible to refund any sponsorship received online.

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