Richmond Park, Sunday 8 September 2019

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Race day instructions

Race day planning is essential so that you can breeze through travel to the venue, parking and racking at transition, to appear on the start line fully focussed on putting in your best performance.

Please click the links below to view the 2018 race booklets. Please read your relevant booklet in full as it contains all the important information you will need for race day.

2018 - Descente London Duathlon Race Booklet

2018 - Descente RUN10 Race Booklet

2018 Start Times

Event Village opens 07:30
RUN10 Start (10k)  09:00
Ultra Start (20k run, 77k bike, 10k run) 09:30
Duathlon Wave 1 Start (10k run, 44k bike, 5k run)  09:45
Duathlon Wave 2 & Duathlon Relay Start (10k run, 44k bike, 5k run)  10:30
Half Duathlon Start (5k run, 22k bike, 5k run)  12:15
Event Village closes 18:00

Duathlon Race day checklist

  • Check your start time
  • Descente London Duathlon cycling jersey or running top
  • Leggings/shorts and socks
  • Running shoes and cycle shoes (if you have them)
  • Change of clothes for after
  • Bike water bottle(s) full
  • Spare inner tube, tyre levers, pump, bike tools
  • Race bib number attached to your race belt or top with your medical info complete
  • Bike bib number attached with cable ties
  • Transition wristband
  • Bike and helmet (with stickers attached) 
  • 1 bag/box for transition area (max 50x50x50cm or 30L)
  • Car park pass (in your race pack if purchased)
  • Check your journey and weather forecast (there are some planned engineering works on SW Trains lines)

RUN10 Race day checklist

  • Check your start time
  • Descente RUN10 running top 
  • Shorts/leggings and socks
  • Running shoes 
  • Change of clothes for after 
  • Water bottle
  • Race bib attached to your top, with your medical info complete
  • Car park pass (in your race pack if purchased)
  • Check your journey and weather forecast

Arrival

You should arrive 60 minutes before your start to get your gear setup in the correct row in transition before warming up and making your way to the start. 

All duathletes and runners will need to head towards Roehampton Gate, SW15 5JR, where the Event Village, start and finish line are located. Clear signage will direct you to the Event Village on arrival at Richmond Park.