The Standard Chartered Great City Race begins at 19:15 on Race Day (subject to change).
The Final Instructions will be emailed to all participants in the Standard Chartered Great City Race and will be available to download on this page in the build-up to Race Day.
This e-magazine contains all the information you need to have an enjoyable race. Please make sure you have read and understood the Final Instructions so you know what you need to do to prepare for the big day.
The 5km course starts and finishes on City Road at the Honourable Artillery Company Ground. Each kilometre will be clearly marked and you will be guided at all times by barriers, cones and marshals. Our interactive course map can be accessed via the link below:
Your running number
Pin your number to the front of your T-shirt or running vest using the safety pins provided in your pack. Spare pins will be available at the Information Tent on the day.
You must not, under any circumstances, use someone else’s running number, nor let someone else use yours. Imagine the anxiety caused to either set of relatives and friends in the event of misidentification should there be a medical emergency.
IPICO Sports Tag
Your IPICO Sports Tag, along with two wire twist ties, is enclosed with your race pack. Fix this to your running shoe using the instructions provided in your pack. Remember, no timing tag means no time.
Before leaving work
Make sure you have the following items before you leave for the race: running number and safety pins, IPICO Sports Tag and access to the final instructions.
If you lose any of these items before the race they can be replaced – you should come to the Information Tent as soon as you arrive at the Honourable Artillery Company Ground.
Deciding not to run
Please remember that it is very foolish to run if you have had any sort of virus or fever in the last four weeks. It is equally foolish to run with an injury – in these circumstances, please DO NOT run.
If you decide not to run for any reason, you must return your IPICO Sports Tag. Please use the special Freepost envelope enclosed with your race pack. It is a condition of the event that all tags that are not returned within 21 days of the event are subject to a £10 lost-tag charge.
The start assembly area
The start assembly area is situated at the Honourable Artillery Company Ground, City Road, EC1Y 2BQ. It’s just 500m away from Moorgate Station. There are two main entrances to the site: one on Finsbury Street, just off Chiswell Street, and one on Bunhill Row. Driving to the event is not recommended as parking is restricted and from 18:30 until 20:30 road closures will be in place around the race route.
Once inside the start/assembly area you can follow signs and announcements on our PA system for directions and instructions. There are toilets and changing facilities – please note there are no showers – plus meeting points and an Information Tent.
From 18:50, you will be encouraged to line up ready for the race start inside the Honourable Artillery Company Ground. Pace signs will instruct you where you should line up at the Start. Faster runners (based on predicted finishing time) will have a coloured sticker on their running number and will be directed to a faster zone.
Find the sign that corresponds to your intended pace and line up there. Do not attempt to promote yourself to a faster start zone. You will then be walked forward to the Start Line under the guidance of our event marshals.
After crossing the Finish Line you will return to the Honourable Artillery Company Ground to collect your finisher’s bag containing Buxton Natural Mineral Water, your finisher’s medal and various food and drink items.
Teams of marshals will be collecting the IPICO Sports Tag from runners on the main field after the race.
Results will be available online the day after the race. Previous years' results are available here