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Spooky Run

Date: Tue 3 November 2020
Time: 19:00

Spooky Run returns.

A headtorch run across Hampstead Heath. This year you will be in teams of four. You will learn where you are going on the day. Fancy dress strongly advised.

We recommend going for a drink afterwards. You will need it.

Everything you've heard is true.

Maps

The event maps are GPS enabled. You are the ghost. If you find the map is sluggish on your mobile use the Lite version instead.

Event Instructions

  • Please meet your team in the location and at the time below.
  • Set off in the requested direction.
  • Visit all crosses. Follow instructions. Post photos on social media.
  • It is a circular route, so your may either finish where you start or continue forever and ever.
  • Please cancel if you cannot make it. You need to be logged in to the website to see a cancel button.
  • If you are running late on the day, please use the comments below to let your team know.
  • Do not attend if you have coronavirus symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate. Please follow social-distancing throughout the event.

Start locations and times

To maximise social distancing, teams will meet in different locations. Please be punctual. Some teams have the same start location and time:ย once aย 7th person arrives at a location, the full team should set off immediately.

๐Ÿ‘ป Well Walk/Lime Avenue 19:00. Turn right when you meet the route, heading towards Parliament Hill as first cross.

๐ŸŽƒ Well Walk/Lime Avenue 19:00. Turn right when you meet the route, heading towards Parliament Hill as first cross.

๐Ÿ•ธ Heath Entrance by the Carob Tree 19:00. Head to boating pond then straight on towards dead tree when you meet the route.

๐Ÿฅ€ Heath Entrance by the Carob Tree 19:00. Head to boating pond then left towards burial mound when you meet the route.

๐Ÿ’€ Lido Car Park 19:00. Head to Parliament Hill as first cross.

๐Ÿ‘น Lido Car Park 19:00. Head to Ice House as first cross

๐Ÿง› Lido car Park 19:05. Head to Parliament Hill as first cross.

๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ Jack Strawโ€™s Castle 19:00. Head to Swamps as first cross

๐Ÿ˜ฑ Jack Strawโ€™s Castle 19:00. Head to Hill Garden and pergola as first cross.

โ˜ ๏ธ Whitestone Pond 19:05. Head to Hill Garden and pergola as first cross.

๐ŸงŸ Whitestone Pond 19:05. Head to Swamps as first cross

๐Ÿฆ‰ 5k Heath Entrance by Hampstead Heath Overground 19:00. Head to Parliament Hill as first cross.

๐Ÿ–ค 5k Heath Entrance by Hampstead Heath Overground 19:00. Head to base of viaduct as first cross.

๐Ÿ‘ฟ 5k Heath Entrance at Keats Grove 19:05. Head to Parliament Hill as first cross.

๐Ÿ›ธ 5k Heath Entrance at Keats Grove 19:05. Head to base of viaduct as first cross.

๐Ÿง™โ€โ™€โ€ 5k Heath Entrance by Hampstead Heath Overground 19:10. Follow clockwise route, heading to base of viaduct as first cross.

Last Minute Changes

The following last-minute alterations have been made

Nov 3:

  • Team ๐Ÿ•ธ was missing from the instructions and has been added
  • Lachlan is on team ๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ
  • Phil Sellar is on team ๐Ÿ•ธ

Nov 2:

  • Teamsย ๐Ÿ›ธ andย ๐Ÿ–ค had their start locations tweaked.

FAQ

1. Q.ย What pace are the different groups? A. The pace of the slowest. This is a social run.

2. Q. How far? A. About 5 or 6 miles, assuming you don't get lost. There will be a 5k option.

3. Q. Can non members join? A. Contactย membership@chaser.me.uk for a ยฃ5 temporary membership.

4. Q. I can't find my way on the Heath during daylight, might I die? A. We will provide a map which can be followed on your phone. John and Russ will be available on their mobiles if needed and will have a First Aid kit, if not the qualifications to use it.

5. Q.ย Do I need a headtorch? A. Yes. Alpkit do good ones.

6. Q. Will it be muddy? We will provide a suggested route which will be on decent quality paths for the 5k option. There will be a small amount of trail in the full route.

7. Q. Where does it start? At an entrance to the Heath. We will make use of many different entrances to maximize social distancing. Start times will be from 19:00. Details of start times and locations will be added to this page on Saturday or Sunday.

8. Can I join on the day? If you can find a team with a space, you can join it.

9. Q. Is everything I have heard true? A. Yes.

John Armstrong I'll keep adding teams as needed - if everything has filled up and I haven't yet noticed, give me a prod via Facebook.
Stephanie Mercier those icons are adorable
Lizzy Muggeridge Is it starting at Talacre, or do we only find out on the day?  Also I see Chris Loizou has managed to sign up to two teams at different distances...  
John Armstrong Added to FAQ
Jane Burkitt Is this really all levels?  (Incl 11:00 pace slow people like me)??  Will groups split by pace?  Thanks
Lizzy Muggeridge There'll be people slower than 11 minute miles! 
Jane Burkitt Will the routes all end at the same place they start?  Wondering about parking bikes / cars ....
John Armstrong Added that to the info.
John Armstrong Yes
Ellie Holloway Hi John, I think ๐Ÿ•ธ is missing from the list of starting locations. 
John Armstrong I'll fix - Carob Tree 19:00
John Armstrong Now fixed. Thanks for letting me know Ellie.
John Armstrong Team spaceship has shrunk to 2, so I've asked them to go to the Hampstead Heath Overground entrance at 19:00 where they can either form two teams of 3 with team black heart - or if one more person drops out, two teams of 4 by merging black heart and owl. You can always phone me and Russ if needed.
Lizzy Muggeridge If we’re down to 2 in our team, and the other team at our starting point is down to 3, can we join up and make 5? 
John Armstrong No! If you did this you are SOCIAL DISTANCING CRIMINALS! Your punishment is 4 weeks house arrest.