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What, When & Where?

  • If you are camping and plan to arrive at Crystal Palace on Saturday 16th May 2020 – see below or the run booklet

  • If you have entered the Run as part of an organised Club and are part of a Club Stand, you should drive directly to Madeira Drive, Brighton and not go to Crystal Palace. Your pack awaits you there.

  • All other entrants should aim to arrive at Crystal Palace from 05.00 am onwards on Sunday 17th May 2020 and have your ticket ready to show to the marshals at the gate.

  • If you have entered the Show ‘n’ Shine, please ensure your class sticker is displayed prominently on your windscreen BEFORE you arrive at the park, you should also have removed any SNS stickers from previous years.

Getting to Crystal Palace

  • From the East, leave the M25 at junction 4 then follow the A21 and travel west, then follow the A214.

  • From the South, leave the M25 at junction 7 then follow the M23 / A23 towards London and then the A235 from Purley to Croydon. Then the A212 around the one-way system and turn right on to the A214. Alternatively leave the M25 at junction six and follow the A22 to Purley and turn right on to the A235 and then the A212.

  • From Central London follow the A23 to Streatham Common and then turn left on to the A214.

  • If you wish to use a map, website or Sat Nav system the address of the park is: Crystal Palace Park, Anerley Hill, London, SE19 2BB. Please note that the post code is only an approximate location.

  • Entry to the park is from the downhill direction of the A214, if you are coming up the hill you must continue up to the traffic lights, turn left to next lights, turn right and finally right again. KEEP OUT OF ANY BUS LANES IN THE AREA.

Camping at Palace

  • All rules of the Run apply to the camping area.

  • Gates open for camping at Crystal Palace Park at 12.00 Midday Sunday 17th May 2020. If you arrive before this time you will be directed to park in a public parking area until the gates open.

  • Camping is free and there is no need to pre-book and you may park your vehicle next to your tent. Due to the earlier opening time for camping and the risk of increased numbers, LSMOC may change the layout for camping arrangements and mark out specific areas, you should follow the directions of the Marshals and be aware that we cannot ensure a camping place that is with people who are not with you at time of arrival. There are limited washing facilities available on site.

  • No open fires, Chinese lanterns, fireworks or exhaust flamers are allowed at any time, however small disposable BBQs are allowed if raised off the ground. Dustbin bags will be provided to all vehicles on entry and we ask that all rubbish be collected. Please do not place hot ash in bin bags but leave separate for collection.

  • If you leave the park in your car please note the gates close at Midnight and you will NOT be allowed back in after this time, except on foot.

  • Do not camp in areas which are cordoned off, as this may delay the start of the Run.

  • Noise should be kept to a minimum, especially after 11.00 pm.

  • There is a professional camp site very close by run by the Caravan Club and this is open to the general public. This is ideal for those who would need to stay longer, prefer better facilities or for those with families or who prefer a quieter night, please call 0208 778 7155 or visit http://www.caravanclub.co.uk/ (Note LSMOC are not responsible for this camp site or arrangements).

  • Finding Alan after 11:00 pm is officially pointless as he has been missing for years!

But what If I'm Not Camping?

  • Aim to arrive from 5.00 am onwards on Sunday 17th May 2020. Your Run number is for LSMOC use only and does not apply to your place in the queue!

  • Please present your ticket to the Marshals on the entrance gate. You must have a valid ticket, you will not be allowed entry on the Run without one! REPLACEMENT TICKETS WILL NOT BE ISSUED.

  • If you do not have a ticket ready for inspection upon arrival you will be directed to another parking area and will be able to enter once you have your ticket.

  • If you have a place in the Show ‘n’ Shine event, please ensure you display your sticker clearly on your windscreen before you enter; remember to remove last year’s sticker. Show ‘n’ Shine entrants are required to park in a different area and displaying your sticker will ensure we know to do this. Your sticker will have been posted to you prior to the Run.

  • Proceed SLOWLY at 5 mph and follow the Marshals instructions regarding where to park.

  • Once parked take care getting out of the car as there will be moving vehicles near you. Make your way on foot with your ticket (intact and unsigned) to the booking-in desks.

  • The driver will be required to sign for receipt of the Run Pack and acknowledgement of the Rules of the Run on part L of your ticket. A Marshal will remove this part of your ticket. Please remember to take your ticket away with you as you will need it to gain entry to Madeira Drive, Brighton.

  • If you have entered the Show ‘n’ Shine you will need to register at the SNS desk as noted in your SNS pack.

  • Once in possession of your Run Pack, attach the plaque to the front of your car, the sticker to the windscreen and T-shirt to your chest.

  • A limited number of additional T-Shirts and car flags will be available to purchase at Crystal Palace during the morning, and all day from the LSMOC Merchandise stand in Brighton.

Arriving at Brighton

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  • Once on the outskirts of Brighton the Run signs will direct you around the outside of Brighton, entering Brighton from the EAST, thus passing Dukes Mound before reaching the Pier. If you have ‘SNS’ (Show ‘n’ Shine) or ‘CS’ (Club Stand) stickers you should continue to the Pier roundabout. All other entrants should enter via the Dukes Mound end of Madeira Drive.

  • If you decide to enter Brighton via the A23, be prepared for slow traffic. Follow the signs for the seafront, passing the Royal Pavilion on your right.

  • At the roundabout opposite Brighton Pier, only minis displaying an SNS or CS sticker will be permitted access. If you do not have one of these stickers, DO NOT attempt access! The Marshals on the gate will direct you to your stand/class. Please follow their directions. Do NOT exceed 5 mph.

  • All other entrants should turn at the Pier roundabout up the hill above Madeira Drive, to turn on to Dukes Mound (or just follow the Mini in front and hope they don’t have a pass). A Marshal will direct you to a parking space. Please drive slowly, following the Marshal’s instructions.