10-12 JUNE 2022
Join us for a weekend of running tours, walking tours, treasure hunts and socials with the Secret London Runs crew. Runners of all ability and walkers welcome.
Super earlybird tickets are now available following the success of our very first festival in August 2022. The line-up is not yet confirmed - so here's to getting your cheaper tickets in good faith that we'll put on another fabulous weekend.
We couldn't have had more fun at the inaugural 2021 Secret London Runs Festival!
THE FULL LINE-UP WILL BE RELEASED SOON. BUT EXPECT:
A CHOICE OF RUNNING/WALKING TOURS AROUND WESTMINSTER AND ROYAL LONDON
Including the Chasing of the Guard, Hyde and Seek and Riches, Royals & Rumours.
Penciled in for Saturday morning
A 90 Minute Treasure Hunt starting near Green Park.
Penciled in for Saturday afternoon
PARTIES, SOCIALS & A CLOSING CEREMONY
Socials on Friday night, Saturday night and a closing ceremony at the end of Sunday's activities.
NEW! ANNE BOLEYN'S CORONATION PROCESSION
Run or walk the route of Anne Boleyn's spectacular coronation procession, hearing about all the places she passed, the pageants performed for her and what they meant along the way.
It's likely this will be a self-guided walk/run rather than a tour. So you'll be able to start when you like, following our map, go at your own pace, and receive audio history along the way. We'll organise groups of people of similar pace to run/walk together, starting at the same time.
Standard route: Tower Bridge to Westminster Hall (7km)
Extra route: Accompany Anne from Greenwich to Tower Bridge beforehand (10km)
Penciled in for either Friday night or Sunday morning
MORE THEMED RUNNING AND WALKING TOURS OF LONDON
We'll be in touch to find out what tours you're hoping to see on the schedule: from street art to gin to sex and scandal and crime & punishment. And loads inbetween.
CHOOSE A TICKET
Tickets are fully refundable until 30th January 2022.
We know that planning life is tough right now.
Sorry, VAT will be added to your ticket at the checkout! We hate it too! Your 3-day tickets will include:
2 running or walking tours
Anne Boleyn's Coronation Procession
The Dash (team treasure hunt)
A picnic lunch on Saturday
Closing Ceremony (drinks not included)
2 evening socials with quizzes/activities
A special cloth festival wristband
YOUR FESTIVAL BUDDIES
Coming to London alone for the festival? We'll ask you if you'd like to be joined with 2 or 3 other festival-ers to co-ordinate hotels/travel.
WHERE TO STAY
Although our schedule is tentative, we do plan to base the 2022 festival around the Westminster/Hyde Park area. As well as so much fascinating history and amazing sites, there are also lots of reasonably priced hotels around the Hyde Park area.
We'll also be asking our community of Londoners if they're up for hosting any out-of-towners! So when you'll sign up there'll be an option to go on the list for this. But we can't promise anything.
1. How fast do I need to be?
The Secret London Runs Festival is an inclusive event for our whole community.
At every event time-slot there's a walking option. So you can come and walk for the whole weekend. There will be no cut off of pace for the walking options - we'll all finish together regardless of how quickly you're able to walk.
b) 11-13 minute mile pace (You're comfortable running 5k in 34-38 minutes)
3. Do you have a bag drop/showers?
I'm afraid that the festival is too sprawled over London for us to provide a bag drop.
4. If I can't make the festival, can I have a refund?
6. What do I need to bring with me?
You don't need your ticket - just wear your wristband and give your name at the start of each event. We recommend bringing a backpack and drinks/snacks.
2. When can I book my activities?
We'll release the activities and a full schedule in February 2022.
5. What happens if the festival is cancelled due to Covid?
You'll get a guaranteed 100% refund.
7. I'm worried about COVID in central London. How will you keep me safe?
Although we have 150 spaces available at the Secret London Runs festival, each tour is a small event with 10-20 people attending. So it's a series of mini-events, meaning that you won't be in a big group of people whilst you're running.
We plan to do the briefing for this team treasure hunt with all teams in the same place. But, if the R rate goes up, or you're uncomfortable, we'll provide a link for you to join virtually. Then each member of each team will be working separately to find as many of the items on the list as they can for their team.