Secret Half in the North

Race other teams to solve a crime in London's sordid past.

Sunday 1 July 2018
start between 11am and 12pm

Run 13 miles through beautiful North London to solve an abominable murder from 1873.

It's 16 days after the grand opening ceremony of Alexandra Palace and it's been burned to the ground! In the aftermath of the fire and amongst all the chaos, it's your job to get the bottom of a puzzling murder.

Along the 13 mile self-guided route, you'll find witnesses to interview, suspects to grill and clues a-plenty. Will you be the fastest team to complete the course and solve the crime?

DISTANCE

DATES/THEMES

21km
13miles
20

th century

ancient rituals

Alexandra Palace

Victorian London

TEAMS

1-6 

TIME

hours (approx)

SCHEDULED STOPS

TICKETS INCLUDE:

BAG DROP

TSHIRT

MEDAL

GOODYBAG

WINNERS' PRIZES

10

witnesses, clues, suspects

START LOCATION

A secret briefing near Highgate station.

WHERE IS IT?

The course is a secret, but you'll see Hampstead Heath, Highgate, Alexandra Palace, Woodbery Down Nature reserve, Finsbury Park.

EVENT T-SHIRT

Special edition, included in the price

 

Get Your Ticket

  • Entry to a half marathon with a difference

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

  • Special edition Secret Half Medals

  • Water and refuelling station

  • Winners' prizes

  • Goodybags

 

What Happens?

out of 200+

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 a group of up to 6. You can sign up separately and just register together on the day at the start.

Do I have to come with a team?
Not at all. If you already have a group then please just all arrive together on the day ready for your briefing. Otherwise, please arrive at the appropriate time for your pace (see next question) and we'll join you up with other detectives.

Can I arrive any time between 11am and 12pm?

The start is staggered to ensure the course doesn't get congested. We ask you to arrive at the secret start location based on your pace:

11-11:20am: Sleuths who might walk some of the way.

11:20-11:50am: Jogging detectives

11:50am-12pm: Sprinting sherlocks

Sticking to these time brackets really helps us organise the event and make it fun for everybody.

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 by email the following day.

Got a question?

We'd love to hear from you!

What do I need to bring?

Yourself, running shoes and a charged phone with data. And your team if you have one. Oh, and don't forget your detectives hat and a small backpack/bumbag for your clues (one per team is fine). Also bring any water or fuel you might need on the way round.

What's the minimum age?

18.

What about the secret meeting point? You'll be emailed with the secret start location in the run up to the event. It will be near to Highgate station, have a bag drop, toilets as well as drinks and food to celebrate with afterwards.

 

"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
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Photos from Meghan Joyce.

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