Final Instructions


 19:15 on Tuesday 16 July

Welcome to the Standard Chartered Great City Race. We are looking forward to seeing you on the Start Line on Tuesday 16 July.

On the evening of the race the roads within the ‘Square Mile’ will be closed to traffic, giving you an excellent opportunity to see some of London’s great landmarks at close quarters – including Tower 42, the Bank of England, Guildhall and St Paul’s Cathedral.

The Honourable Artillery Company Ground lawns are the perfect assembly area before and after the race. We hope you and your colleagues will stay on after the event. There will be drinks available, plus music and entertainment that will continue well into the evening.

We hope you have a great time!

Download the Final Instructions here

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.

Please note that London Marathon Events Limited, the organisers of the Standard Chartered Great City Race, reserves the right to disqualify runners who have swapped numbers.

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 below. 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 these 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

You should not run if you have had any sort of virus or fever in the last four weeks. You should not run either if you are carrying an injury.

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.

Fitting Your IPICO Sports Tag Loosen the laces of one of your running shoes.

Loosen the laces of one of your running shoes Thread the wire twist ties under the laces Thread the IPICO Sports Tag onto the wire twist ties Secure the IPICO Sports Tag by twisting the ties firmly together


Getting to the Start

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.

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Walk north along Moorgate for around 250m then turn left into Chiswell Street and the main entrance is on your right. Take the exit marked Honourable Artillery Company and walk south down City Road until you reach Bunhill Fields Cemetery, then turn right and continue to the end of the cemetery. Turn left and you will arrive at the Bunhill Row entrance. From the main exit, cross Aldersgate Street and walk along Beech Street for approximately 400m. The road then becomes Chiswell Street. Walk for another 50m and the main entrance is on your left. Exit from the Liverpool Street entrance and proceed west towards Blomfield Street. Turn right and follow the road left into Eldon Street. Continue west along Eldon Street for 100m. The road then becomes South Place. At the traffic lights turn right onto Finsbury Pavement then at the next set of traffic lights turn left into Chiswell Street. The main entrance will be on your right.

By bus

There are numerous bus stops within walking distance of the Honourable Artillery Company Ground. 

For more information, call 0343 222 1234 or visit

Start/assembly area

Once inside the Honourable Artillery Company Ground you will be directed around the assembly field by signs and our PA system.

There are toilets and changing facilities – please note there are no showers – plus meeting points and an Information Tent. There will also be a stage with music throughout the evening.

Warming up

There is a great warm up arranged on the stage in the main assembly field. Make sure you join in as it’s an enjoyable way to loosen up and stretch out muscles before the race.

Your belongings

We do have a changing facility but cannot accept any responsibility for any items left inside. We suggest that you leave any valuables with a friend or colleague who is coming to support you.

The Start

From 18:50, you will be encouraged to line up ready for the race start inside the Honourable Artillery Company Ground. The Standard Chartered Great City Race starts at 19:15.

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.

Late starters

Please ensure you arrive in good time for the race start at 19:15. We are not in a position to allow late starters, as the roads must reopen to traffic immediately after the race.

The Course

See the course map for details; you will be guided at all times by barriers, cones and marshals. Each kilometre will be clearly marked.

The Finish

After crossing the Finish Line, please keep moving for other runners arriving after you. If you feel unwell, please find a member of our medical staff immediately.

Our volunteers will be waiting to collect your IPICO Sports Tag before you re-enter the Honourable Artillery Company Ground. Please make sure you give your tag to them.

You will then collect your finisher bag containing your medal, a bottle of Buxton Natural Mineral Water and a food item.

Finisher T-shirts

After you finish the race, you will be able to collect a sized, technical New Balance T-shirt from the Finisher T-shirt Collection Tent see map

To collect your T-shirt, you must tear off and hand over the T-shirt voucher which is displayed on your running number.

Official race photos

Pre-order your official race photos to take advantage of an exclusive pre-sale offer of £15 for all of your digital race photos. The post-event price is £30. The offer ends at midnight on Monday 15 July.



The Honourable Artillery Company Ground is a great venue for a post-race picnic. There’s no parking on site but you are free to bring whatever you and your teammates can carry. No barbecues are permitted.

First Aid

First Aid will be available at the Finish Line and at various points on the race course. There will also be a First Aid Point inside the Honourable Artillery Company Ground throughout the evening.


Results will be online at from 12:00 on Wednesday 17 July.


Individual prizes will be awarded on the night to the first, second and third placed male and female finishers. Team prizes for the first team in the men’s, women’s and mixed team categories will be awarded after verification of the team results.

Team awards will be made to the first team in each of the following business categories, after verification of the results:

  • Accountancy
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Legal

See you on Tuesday 16 July!