routes

 

What are the distances/events?

There is a 1KM run, 5KM run, 5KM walk, 10KM & Tri-Run course option.

The 1KM will start and finish on the track. The 5KM & 10KM route will start and finish on the fields through mainly flat grassy fields around StoneX stadium.

1KM  – The route is 2 and half times around the track in the stadium. Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of age, ability, or if you have children in a buggy. In the likelihood that we split the 1KM into 2 races for safety reasons, you will be assigned the PINK or BLUE event. You must attend the event you have been given which you will find out in your registration pack.

5KM Run – Challenge yourself with our 5KM route situated on flat grassy fields. 

5KM Walk – Want to take in the scenic greenery as you walk around? This is ideal for those who may not consider themselves as distance runners but are happy walking with friends and family. 

10KM – This route is 2 laps of the 5KM route and is generally recommended for the more serious and regular distance runners.

Tri-Run – Push yourself in our most challenging event by completing the 10KM, 5KM and 1KM to cover a massive 16KM! This is only recommended for serious runners.

Please note, the 5KM & 10KM routes are not wheelchair or buggy friendly. Please contact the Maccabi GB office on 0208-457-2333 to discuss further.

There will be water stations on the 5KM and 10KM routes, however we recommend running or walking with your own water bottle as well.

Do I have to be super-fit to participate?

No. Adults, children and families are all welcome as The London Interfaith Fun Run is aimed at every fitness level.

There is a choice of either a 1KM run/walk, 5KM Run, 5KM walk or 10KM course, so absolutely anybody can participate, from the youngest to the oldest…so no excuses!

 

Will there be a prize for the winner of each race?

Every runner will receive a London Interfaith Fun Run medal.

Will there be chip timing?

As this is an inclusive event, we will not be measuring every participant's time through chip timing. There will be pacemakers running the 10km and 5km route so if you would like to complete your distance in a certain time, you have the opportunity to follow the pacemakers for guidance.

 
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PREPARING FOR

THE DAY

 

What happens after I have signed up?

Once you have signed up, you can then start fundraising for your chosen charity/school! Your charity/school will contact you with more information about how you can fundraise. When you register you will now collect your packs on the day. Your runners pack will include your running number, a London Interfaith Fun Run cotton t-shirt and more information about the day.

What clothing should I bring?

Runners will receive a runners pack which includes a London Interfaith Fun Run cotton t-shirt to wear around the course.

Please wear appropriate clothing and running shoes. The weather can be unpredictable so it is advised to be vigilant on the morning of the event and bring clothes accordingly.

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ON THE DAY

 

What will there be to do at the event?

  • Charity Fair - There are currently over 25 charities taking part from across different faiths and beliefs and participants can support them by taking part in the 1km, 5km, 10km or tri-run whilst fundraising for their chosen charity. As well as this, the charities will be hosting stalls throughout the day with lots of fun and interactive activities for all the family to get involved with. 

  • Interfaith Zone – Throughout the day, there will be a range of performances, from storytelling and spoken word to dancers and musicians and the Cloud Nine inflatables perfect for all the family to enjoy. As well as an interactive space with facilitated dialogue activities, talks to learn about different faiths and beliefs and opportunities to contribute. For those who would prefer to enjoy these activities within their family bubbles, individual activity packs will be available too       

  • Food Court – There will be a bustling food court with a variety of food from different ethnicities and communities for everyone to enjoy something new.

  • Prayer and Reflection Space - There will be a Prayer & Reflection Room on site. This space is open to anyone who wishes to use it for prayer, reflection, meditation or simply to have a quiet moment. This space will be a multi-faith and multi-gender space but can be reserved for private or single gender prayer. Please email jessica@faithbeliefforum.org to find out more.  

 

Are there parking facilities available?

Whilst there will be significant parking available on site, you should consider parking in the surrounding roads as there may be traffic on entry to the stadium. Please be respectful when parking in or around the site.

There will be plenty of car park marshals who will direct you to the relevant car park and please bear with us if there is a short delay.

If you require disabled parking please call 020 8457 2333 or email enquiries@interfaithrun.org to request a space. 

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are not allowed at the London Interfaith Fun Run and you will not be allowed to enter StoneX Stadium with one.

Is there a locker room?

There is not a locker room and you will be responsible for any belongings that you bring to the event. We strongly advise that you do not bring a bag with you but if you choose to bring one, this must not be left unsupervised inside and outside the venue.

Will refreshments be provided?

Water will be provided around the route and at the finish line. Though there will be some water stations, we recommend running or walking with your own water bottle.

A variety of food will be available to purchase on the day.

What clothing should I wear on the day?

Runners will receive a runners pack which includes a London Interfaith Fun Run cotton t-shirt to wear around the course.

Please wear appropriate clothing and running shoes. The weather can be unpredictable so it is advised to be vigilant on the morning of the event and bring clothes accordingly.

 
 
 
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CHARITIES &

FUNDRAISING

 

How much do I need to raise?

There is no minimum amount to be raised, however some charities may set targets so please check before registering under them. Please be aware that your registration fee goes towards the cost of running the event. It does not go towards your chosen charity or school.  This is a communal charity event and the more money you raise, the more your chosen charity or school will be able to benefit from your participation.

This is a communal charity event and the more money you raise, the more your chosen charity or school will be able to benefit from your participation.

Do I have to run for charity?

On the registration form, you will have to choose a charity or school to run for on the day. There is an expectation that you will actively be fundraising for your chosen charity or school..

Can I use a Sponsorship Form?

Yes - click here to download a sponsorship form.

How many charities can I run for?

You can run for only one charity. We want every charity to maximise the opportunity of receiving sponsorship from your very generous donations. If you are running for your school, they may be partnering with another charity / charities. Please enquire about this with your school.

Help, I don't know which charity to run for!

We have a large list of amazing charities and schools who are all raising money for their vital causes. Please browse through the London Interfaith Fun Run charities/schools list here.

HEALTH & SAFETY

What safety measures are in place for the event for my family?

We take full and extensive measures to ensure the safety of all people in attendance. There will be a First Aid area with an Ambulance ready for all eventualities on the day. The First Aiders will also be roaming the whole site throughout the event.

There is a meeting point for lost children which is the Registration Desk. Please can you point this area out to your children if the unfortunate situation arises. Also you can direct your children to talk to anyone who is wearing a bright pink or bright blue London Interfaith Fun Run Staff or Volunteer t-shirt.

What measures are being put in place due to Covid?

Our priority at all times is the health and safety of participants, volunteers, staff, and event partners.  Whilst planning this event, we are closely monitoring the Government’s Covid-19 guidance, and working closely with all necessary stakeholders to ensure our event is in line with the most up-to-date guidance.

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SPECTATORS

 

How much does it cost to spectate?

It is free to come along on the day to spectate and cheer on the runners.

There will be lots for the family to see and do.

 

VOLUNTEERING

 

Can I volunteer at the event?

We are actively recruiting volunteers for a variety of roles so if you are able to help us please contact Joshua Kleiman at the Jewish Volunteer Network on 020 8203 6427 text 3 or click here.

 

OTHER/COVID

 

Can I get a refund on my registration fee?

Please be aware that there will be no refunds for this event. It will still go ahead, even in adverse weather conditions.

What measures are being put in place due to Covid?

Our priority at all times is the health and safety of participants, volunteers, staff, and event partners.  Whilst planning this event, we are closely monitoring the Government’s Covid-19 guidance, and working closely with all necessary stakeholders to ensure our event is in line with the most up-to-date guidance.

The routes, Interfaith Zone, and Charity Fair will all take place outside.  The venue is a large open space, with plenty of room to socially distance if you prefer.  In line with government guidance, you are free to wear a face covering if you prefer.  We recommend regular hand-washing, and you will find hand sanitising stations throughout the venue.  We kindly ask you not to attend on the day if you are feeling unwell or if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.

 
 
 
 

INTERFAITH

What is interfaith?

The word ‘interfaith’ means different things to different people. At the Faith & Belief Forum we see interfaith as people of different faith, belief and cultural backgrounds getting to know each other and deepening their understanding of their differences and similarities. 

Interfaith is relevant to everyone and is something we can all participate in. No matter what background or level of knowledge you have about different faiths and beliefs, there is always more to learn about those who live around you. When we are better connected as a local community, we are better placed to support each other, to work together towards areas of shared concern, and to advocate for those in our local area who are in need. Meeting new people can also challenge our own biases and prejudices (which we all have!), and enable us to reflect on our beliefs, traditions and life experiences. 

What is the purpose of this event?

After a challenging year, this event is an opportunity for people to come together in solidarity and unity across communities.  This event, the first of its kind in London, represents a commitment by all taking part to friendship, community, and mutual respect.  This is also an excellent opportunity to learn about and support London's diverse charities and the important work they do. 

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