LONDON 22ND NOV 2014 CONFIRMED!
In true Survival Spirit we’re going uber-urban with our new location at Wembley Park. The course will loop around Wembley Stadium before taking you through a gauntlet of obstacles packed in on top of one another. Prepare for dunkings, dirt and the odd diversion through a river…
From 9am until late afternoon, Start waves of up to 400 people will depart every 15 minutes to tackle the Survival course. The entry numbers will again be capped at 10,000, so make sure you get that entry in fast – November may still seem like a long way away, but it’s sold out every year! The route will again feature around 10k of running with over 20 obstacle zones en route, packing nearly 100 pieces of equipment in throughout.
As darkness descends, we’ll to be switching on the floodlights once more and staging our Survival by Night 5k. This will be an action-packed 5k and will feature 90% of the obstacle content of the 10km.
LONDON NIGHT 5K
Get ready to do it in the dark! Once again we’ll be lighting up your lives at London Night 5k as we pack most of the obstacles from the 10k course into half the distance. Put yourself through the test and pit yourself against the physical attrition of double the punishment in half the distance.
CAN YOU DO THE DOUBLE?
Enter London Day & Night together and you’ll save cash on entry!
All this Survivin’ is thirsty work. We’ll be building a colossal beer tent at the event site once again to ensure you stay properly hydrated after hurling yourself around the course. As you sup on a pint in our monster tent, you can also cheer on your fellow survivors as they weave through the keg carry and back out onto the course. The bar tent in London is our biggest of the lot and has an amazing atmosphere inside. Last year you helped us smash through 100 kegs of ice cold lager and 50 casks of Rat Race Blonde ale! Keep on supping!
RAIL and TUBE
By far the easiest way to get to the venue is by train or tube. There are a bundle of stations within walking distance of the venue, including Wembley Park, served by the Metropolitan and Jubilee lines; plus Wembley Stadium and Wembley Central.
If you are coming from out of town, London is of course served very well by train, with rail connections into all the mainline stations, plus a Sleeper service also available overnight from Scotland, which would allow you to board your train the night before Survival and arrive at Euston Station fresh for breakfast before a wee hop, skip and a jump up to Wembley and giving plenty of time for Registration on the day of the event. How about that for door to door!
London is becoming more bike-friendly by the day and if you have your own (2) wheeled steed, Survival London is bike friendly too! We’ll once again have a large bike park at the venue for the day and this is open for you to park up your bike, scooter or motorbike for the day. Please bring your own LOCK however as this is an unsupervised facility. Boris bikes can be hired from docking stations all over town, but please ensure that if you bring a Boris bike on site, you have a way to lock it up whilst in your care.
There are loads of buses that serve bus stops that serve the Wembley area. Check out www.tfl.gov.uk for timetables and route maps from your destination.
Central London can be a challenge to get through with a car and good time needs to be allowed for. There is the Congestion Charge to plan for too, although this does not operate at the weekend. Parking at Wembley itself on race day is not an option as the car parks will be full of our event build and obstacles. There are a few car parks in this area however, including a new Multi-storey at Wembley Designer Outlet and long-term parking at Wembley Park tube station. We would not advise bringing the car however.
Again, please note that there will be NO car parking AT the event venue itself.
London has 5 main airports all providing swift train transfer into town: Heathrow, Stansted, Luton, Gatwick and City.
There is plenty to choose from in London and lots on offer at Wembley specifically. From super stylish options in the thick of the action, to belt n’ braces Travelodges and tourist-focussed 2 and 3 star hotels – there’s a good raft of options circling the venue. Try Visit London for a full run-down of digs, plus superb info on what’s on around town.