Secret Half in the East

THIS EVENT IS IN THE PAST. Please see the current Team Challenges available on the drop down menu.

Sunday 8th October 2017
start between 11am and 12pm

Your team will meet in a secret location in the swinging sixties East End where we'll get you up to speed on the 'incident'.

Then you'll take to the streets to find witnesses, gather clues and interrogate suspects.

By the time you've solved the murder, you won't even have realised you've clocked up 13.1 miles.

DISTANCE

DATES/THEMES

21km
13miles
20

th century

East End crime, gangs

TEAMS

1-4 

TIME

hours (approx)

SCHEDULED STOPS

10

witnesses, clues, suspects

BAG DROP

WHERE IS IT?

East London

START LOCATION

A secret briefing station in central East London, text to you the week before the event. Nearest tube: Aldgate East.

 

What Happens?

out of 180

outdoor things to do
in London

LONDON
TRIPADVISOR

"Yes, that means running between the sights" 

N. QUENTIN WOLF

LONDONIST PODCAST

"If you're a jogger with a competitive streak and a thirst for sleuthing, this night will tick all your boxes" 

TIME OUT

"Exercise and learning, it’s a win on all self-improvement counts."

COACH MAGAZINE

"Secret Runs London is such an exciting concept" 

RUNNER'S GUIDE TO LONDON

Do I have to run?

Most of our events are suitable for runners and walkers. However, with the length of this event, we'd only recommend competing if you intend to run at least half the way. Check out the rest of our events for other walking options.

How many people per team?

You can go it alone, in pairs, or in groups of up to 6.

Do I have to come with a team?

Most people arrive in a team (you don't have to register together - just turn up on the day) but you're welcome to turn up and ask us to team you up - we're a friendly bunch!

Do I have to arrive at the start time?

No, you'll need to start based on your speed to help us with logistics:

11-11:15am: For those expecting to do some walking along the way.
11:15am-11:40am: Gentle joggers - those expecting to plod their way round
11:40-12pm: Confident half marathoners - those likely to go at pace.

What do I need to bring?

Yourself, running kit, a phone with data, a backpack for clues (1 per team), your ticket (on your phone is fine) and any additional sustenance you might need en route.

Is there a water station?

About half-way round there'll be a water station and things to help you refuel.

Are there prizes?

Oh yes. Announced on the day at the after-party.

After-party?

The secret start/end location will be in a pub where you can eat, drink and compare notes with other teams.

Got a question?

We'd love to hear from you!

Get Your Ticket

  • Entry to a half marathon with a difference

  • Special edition technical t-shirt (only available at the Secret Half)

  • Water and refuelling station

  • Winners prize

  • Goodybags

 Got any questions? See our FAQs 

 
 

"Great fun, really novel and unique idea. Exhilarating, got to see bits of London I've never seen. Really well set up. Highly recommended!"

VISH - LONDON

"Nice quirky paradigm, exercising both legs and grey matter"

CHRISTIAN - LONDON

"I loved pegging it about the City finding clues and trying solve the murder. Carefully crafted stories and a smashing route! Well done Secret London Runs on coming up with such a genius idea. Try this and you won't be disappointed." 

GUY - CAMBRIDGE

"Really enjoyable activity, reasonably priced and you get a fab goodybag."

AMY - LONDON

"We've been on a high since and will definitely be back for the next one!! One of the best running events I have ever done." 

KAREN - OXFORD

More about your Mission

Travel back to Victorian London to meet a fellow detective in a secret location near Highgate - they'll get you up to speed on the crime scene and the investigation so far. 

You'll receive your map and brief, and then you're out on the course to find clues, interrogate suspects and extract vital information from important witnesses.

In an era dominated by grand designs, superstition, and curious ritual, will you be able to crack the case faster than the other teams of crime-fighters? Whether you're a seasoned marathon runner or it's your first stab at a half, you're guaranteed plenty of distractions on this immersive running challenge.

The route will be picturesque, taking in Alexandra Palace, Hampstead Heath and Highgate, but be warned, your business is far from charming. Have you got what it takes to solve the Secret Half in the North?

"Amazing Actors"
"Best running event ever!"
"Genius!"
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