Start times

The 2017 start took place between 09:30 and 10:25. Please note that we cannot guarantee the same start time for 2018.

Individual start times are allocated and sent out via email a few days before the event.

Runners are given one of eight start times in order to stagger arrivals to reduce the pressure on the local transport hubs and on event services such as the Bag Drop area and toilets (which will be busy), as well as to reduce queuing/waiting times in cold weather. Please arrive in plenty of time for your allocated time. If you turn up early, (polar) bear with us, and where possible we’ll endeavour to set you off earlier so you are not hanging around in the cold.

If you would like to run with friends but are given different start times, you will be able to drop back to the latest start time allocated within your group (you will not be able to move to an earlier time).