RunRegent's Park

11/06/2017

Run Regent's Park

Join us

...for our exciting Macmillan run in Regent's Park

This summer, join hundreds of Macmillan supporters and sign up to run 5k or 10k in one of London’s landmark parks.

You don’t need to be a regular runner to take part, all you need is energy and enthusiasm to help us support people affected by cancer. We even have a kids’ mini run for our youngest supporters.

What do I need to do?

Register today by clicking on the green 'Sign up now' button, ask friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you, and then get set to join team green.

There is a registration fee of £20 for the 5k/10k and the kids’ run is free using the discount code KIDS. The recommended sponsorship goal is £100 but we encourage you to challenge yourself and see how high you can go!

Race Day Information

The event village, located in the heart of Regent's Park, next to the Hub will open at 8.30am. The kids run will start at 9.15am, followed by a warm up at 9.45am and the 5k & 10k starting at 10.00am. Further race day details, including the course map can be found here.

How your money could help

£100 spent on our face-to-face benefits advice service could help people affected by cancer claim £2,345 so they don’t have to struggle financially.

£140 could pay for a Macmillan grant to help with the cost of a person’s travel to hospital for cancer treatment.

£204 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a day, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

£360 could run a large Macmillan information and support centre for a day, providing booklets, leaflets and other sources of information free of charge.

What will your goal be?

You must be at least 15 years old to take part in our 10K , 11 years old for our 5K and between 4–11 years old for the kids’ mini run. Please make sure you read Terms and Conditions before signing up.

How do I enter

Simply click on the green 'Sign up now' button.

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Is there a registration fee?

For adults and children running the 5k or 10k it’s £20 – which includes a fundraising pack, technical running top and all the support and advice you need from our dedicated running team. Children taking part in the kids’ mini run are free to enter.

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How will I know my registration is successful?

You’ll receive an email confirming your registration and welcoming you to the team.

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Is there a fundraising target?

We suggest you raise £100, but that shouldn’t stop you going further. See our How your money could help section on the main event page for inspiration on where to set your fundraising goal.

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How do I set up a fundraising page?

A JustGiving page is an easy, quick and safe way to start fundraising. Set up your own here.

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Will I receive training and fundraising support?

Yes! You’ll receive all the support and advice you need. Our dedicated Running team will be at the end of the phone and they’ll also send you regular emails about training, fundraising and the event itself. We’ll even send you a welcome pack in the post containing a fundraising guide and your Macmillan running top.

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How will you receive donations from my JustGiving page?

If you’ve set up your JustGiving page for ‘Macmillan Cancer Support’ and you’ve selected ‘Run Regent’s Park’ as the event, donations from your page will automatically be sent to us and credited to your record.

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How do I pay in offline donations?

We can send you Macmillan’s bank details together with a unique reference number to pay in donations via online transfer. Alternatively, we can send you a paying in slip (BGC) to pay directly into any NatWest bank. For more information, contact us at running@macmillan.org.uk.

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When should I send my sponsorship money in by?

We ask that you send all your donations to Macmillan within one month after the event.

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Can I take part as a team?

Absolutely. Simply let us know by emailing running@macmillan.org.uk. However, each member will need to register individually on our website.

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How do children sign up for the kids’ mini run for free?

Use the code KIDS when filling in the application form. Please note, the 5k and 10k are not free for children, though they still can take part (depending on their age).

In order for anyone under the age of 18 to take part a Parental Consent Form must be completed and returned to us before the event. Under 18’s will also need to sign in on race day.

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How old do I have to be to take part?

You must be at least 15 years old to take part in our 10K, 11 years old for our 5K and between four and 11 years old for the kids’ mini run. For more information about our age restrictions, please see our terms and conditions.

In order for anyone under the age of 18 to take part a Parental Consent Form must be completed and returned to us before the event. Under 18’s will also need to sign in on race day.

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Where does the event take place?

In London’s Regent’s Park. Your run start point is based next to the park’s Hub (NW1 4NU). Further details will be sent out to you closer to the event day.

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What time does the race start?

The exact timings of the race are still TBC, but we’ll be there from 8am and anticipate a 9am start.

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How do I exchange my kit if it’s the incorrect size?

Simply complete the exchange kit form found in your welcome pack and return it together with your current item to our mailing house at SJM Handling, Unit 1, Kelpatrick Road, Slough SL1 6BW. They’ll be able to send you out a replacement.

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Will the 5k and 10k start at the same time?

Yes. Those running the 5k will do one lap of the course and those running the 10k will do two. Signage and Macmillan staff will guide you on the day.

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When will I receive my running number?

Two weeks before the run day. If you haven’t received your running number and pre-race pack by Monday 29 May, please contact our team by emailing running@macmillan.org.uk or calling 0207 840 7878.

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Is this a chip-timed event?

No, but there will be a timing clock at the start/finish area which 5k runners will pass once and 10K runners twice.

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How do I order my kit?

The easiest way to order your running T-shirt or vest (sizes XS–XXL) is when you sign up for this event, one free item per runner. Alternatively, you can email your request to running@macmillan.org.uk.

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How do I exchange my kit if it’s the incorrect size?

Simply complete the exchange kit form in your welcome pack and return it together with your current item to our mailing house at SJM Handling, Unit 1, Kelpatrick Road, Slough SL1 6BW. They’ll be able to send you out a replacement.

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How do I cancel my place?

Can I transfer my place to someone else?

Your race number is for you only, which means you’re not permitted to swap numbers or give away your place. Any new runners will need to register via our website.

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Whether your sponsorship goal is £100, £140, £360 or even higher, we have some top tips to help you get there.

Get online

First off, you’ll need a fundraising page to collect any online donations. We recommend using JustGiving, as you can easily set one up and select the charity and event you’re raising money for. Set up your page now.

Spread the word

Be sure to let friends, family and workmates know you’re taking on a challenge for Macmillan. Post your JustGiving page on social media sites, email your event around to colleagues (we recommend on payday) and put up posters to shout about your support. We have lots of free tools to help you do this over at be.macmillan.org.uk. Login or create a free account to access them all.

Coin in the cash

Order one of our coin boxes to encourage workmates to spare any loose change they have. Place it in kitchens, by vending machines or at your workplace reception to make sure your box has a steady flow of support.

Quick and easy ideas

How many sweets in a jar? How long will it take you to run 5k? Who’ll win the Grand National? Raise some extra sponsorship by encouraging people to take an easy (peasy) punt all for a £1 donation, and a prize for the winner. For another quick money maker, why not host a bake sale and serve mid-morning munchies at work? Or how about a rumble in the jumble with workmates donating their unwanted items for a bring-and-buy sale?

Big earners

Make a bigger splash to raise some cash by organising an evening event. You could put on a quiz night and invite friends and family along. And for those in the mood for dancing, host a disco with movers and groovers paying to attend. See your welcome pack for more information and tips on how to do this.

Go your own way

Your imagination is your only limit when it comes to thinking of ways to raise sponsorship. So if our ideas aren’t to your taste, create your own. You can also take your pick from our fundraising ideas book Little Book of 100 Big Ideas [PDF].

Registration fees
5k/10k: £20
Kids’ run: FREE with code KIDS
Sponsorship goal:£100

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