Join our Christmas lights running tour for the perfect jolly evening in the run-up to Christmas.

Loads of Festive Dates for 2019 Now Available

Love Christmas and want to kick-start your festive cheer? Join us on a magical 5k or 10k running tour of London's Christmas lights.

Every night in December, the streets of London are transformed by a series of world famous light displays, twinkling trees and joyful markets.


In small groups of similar paced runners, you'll be led by a Christmas-loving guide to jingle through the 2019 highlights, with plenty of time for pho-ho-hotos.



On this expertly-planned route, starting at Covent Garden (the epicentre of London's illuminations), we'll marvel at the lights of Carnaby Street, Regent Street, Seven Dials, Oxford Street, Trafalgar Square and many many more.


Of course, every runner gets a santa hat at the start of the run. Fancy dress encouraged, but not compulsory.


Hoping for a Silent Night? Sorry - we'll be playing all the Christmas classics along the route from our portable speakers.


We're history lovers at Secret London Runs - so we'll also be pointing out a few places along the way that tell you the secrets of Christmas traditions around the world.

The 10k tour ends at Victoria, and the 5k at Oxford Circus, where you'll be rewarded with a seasonal snack.

The 10k tour is £20 and the 5k is £15, plus booking fee.

Tickets include: your festive running tour, Christmas lights a-plenty, a history loving guide, small groups, digital photos, santa hat and festive snack.

What people say


THE best way to kick start the festive season. Packed with quirky facts about the history and traditions of Christmas, loads of very pretty lights and the opportunity to do silly poses at various landmarks should you wish to do so... A very special evening led by a great guide.

We're London's number 1 running tour company on London TripAdvisor and are 5th out of over 300 outdoor activities.


This was such fun, running the streets of London in the evening, seeing such beautiful Christmas lights in places where I would never have found them on my own. I will definitely be back. Thank you very much

Group Tour Dates

Each tour has a guide pace to keep you in your comfort zone. Please select a pace that works for you.

10k Christmas Lights Tour

Gentle Jingle (if you're comfortable running 10k in 12-13 minute miles): 

  • Saturday 30th November 5pm (SOLD OUT)

  • Tuesday 3rd December 7pm (SOLD OUT)

  • Thursday 5th December 6pm

  • Sunday 8th December 5pm (SOLD OUT)

  • Wednesday 11th December 7pm

  • Thursday 12th December 6pm

  • Saturday 14th December 5pm

  • Monday 16th December 7pm

  • Friday 20th December 6pm

  • Sunday 22nd December 5pm


Merrily Medium (if you're comfortable running 10k in 10-11 minute miles):

  • Friday 29th November 6pm (SOLD OUT)

  • Thursday 5th December 6pm (SOLD OUT)

  • Friday 6th December 6pm

  • Saturday 7th December 5pm (SOLD OUT)

  • Tuesday 10th December 7pm (SOLD OUT)

  • Wednesday 11th December 7pm (SOLD OUT)

  • Sunday 15th December 5pm (SOLD OUT)

  • Wednesday 18th December 7pm (SOLD OUT)

  • Thursday 19th December 6pm

  • Saturday 21st December 5pm (SOLD OUT)


Festively Fast (if you're comfortable running 10k in 9 minute miles or under):

  • Sunday 1st December 5pm (SOLD OUT)

  • Monday 9th December 7pm

  • Saturday 14th December 5pm

  • Tuesday 17th December 7pm

  • Thursday 12th December 6pm

5k Christmas Lights Tour

Half-walk / Half-run (mixing up short intervals of gentle jogging with walking)

  • Sunday 1st December 5pm

Gentle Jingle (if you're comfortable running 5k in 12-13 minute miles): 


  • Sunday 1st December 5pm (SOLD OUT)

  • Saturday 7th December 5pm

  • Tuesday 10th December 7pm

  • Friday 13th December 6pm

  • Sunday 15th December 5pm

  • Thursday 19th December 6pm

Merrily Medium (if you're comfortable running 5k in 10-11 minute miles):

  • Sunday 8th December 5pm (SOLD OUT)

  • Thursday 12th December 6pm

  • Friday 20th December 6pm

Club Nights, Office Socials and Private Groups

Book us out privately for your work or running/sports club Christmas social - or a Christmas meet up with your friends.

  • Choose a date in late November or December and we'll put on a private tour for you.

  • We can bring up to 7 guides with a maximum of 15 people per guide, and break out into different paced groups.

  • Each guide is £240 for 10k, £195 for 5k (£16pp/£13pp when at full capacity)

 Just get in touch with your requested date.


Press Night - Thursday 28th November, 6:30pm

Are you a journalist or blogger? We'd love you to experience our Christmas lights running tour. So we're holding a press event on Thursday 28th November. Choose between 3 running paces: a gentle 5k, a social 10k, and a faster 10k for Serious Runners. Please get in touch to request a press ticket.



Do I have to be a serious runner to join you?

Absolutely not - most people who yule jog are casual runners who love Christmas.

How does the pacing work?

Each tour has a guide pace to help us group similar-paced runners together. On the tour, all runners follow our tour guides who set the pace based on the slowest runner in the group (we aim to never leave anyone struggling on their own at the back). So it's important you sign up for a tour pace that you're comfortable running at on the night - so that you neither hold the tour back nor get frustrated if the pace is slower than your usual running speed.

Is there a bag drop?

Unfortunately not. This is not a race, and the tour starts and ends at different places. We advise bringing a backpack and packing light. In case it helped, we made an agreement with a Luggage Hero - you can arrange baggage storage with them independently if you wish before meeting us for the tour.

I've run this event before - will it be the same route?

This is the 4th year that we've ran Yule Jog. But each year we run a new route, and have a slightly different historical theme. This year we have created a route centred around seeing the most magnificent lights, while also touching upon Christmas traditions from around the world at relevant places along the way.



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