It's been 35 years in the making (well over a year later than planned thanks to the pandemic), so here it is - the first ever Top Run + Top Gun (with private cinema showing before we go for a run). Phoenix Running is bringing you one of our Top RUN events with a unique difference - we're going to relax in front of the silver screen first and enjoy an advanced private showing of Top Gun 2: Maverick on the morning of its NEW release date - now Friday 19th November 2021. Then we're going for a Top RUN!
And rumour has it well have a new medal on offer.........the 4th in our Top Run medal locker.
The morning private cinema showing - 10.00am to 12.30pm
We've waited 35 years for this, and so, at 10.00am on the new release day for Top Gun: Maverick we've hired out the whole of Screen 2 at the Walton Everyman cinema in Walton on Thames and they've even put in a special time slot for us so we get to see the movie first! This means we have 60 seats up for grabs at the very first 'RUN to the CINEMA' event ever staged by Phoenix Running!
The afternoon running event - 'rock up and run' flexible starts 12.30pm-20.00pm
Top Run 2 is one of our 6 hour timed events where you choose - from 5km to 10k, half to marathon to ultra, you can complete as many, or as few, laps as you like of a 5.3km, 3.28 mile, out and back, course along the beautiful river Thames. We welcome all abilities of runner - complete one lap and you're both a finisher and a winner in our eyes, or keep going and see how far you can get in the full 6 hour time limit and everyone gets the fabulous bespoke finishers' medal.
Not sure? Well the beauty of this format is that you don't even need to decide in advance - simply come and run a lap and see how you feel on the day and keep on going if you feel the need, the need for speed.
Why are we doing this?
Because we're the best of the best! Oh, and despite the challenges of Covid-19 we're determined to make this happen.
How will the cinema bit work?
When you sign up for the Top RUN, there will be an optional extra to also buy cinema seats, so simply select the number of seats you require and check-out. It's just a walk in the park Kazansky!
Can I buy cinema seats but not do the run?
Ultimately yes, however we do want the cinema bit to be prioritised for folks running with us, as that's kinda the point really. Remember, this is Top RUN - you're the best of the best, the top 1% of all athletes. So initially we'll only offer the cinema sign up options to those who enter the run.
When will you release the seats to those not doing the run?
That classified, I could tell you, but then I'd have to you.
Can I buy more than one cinema seat - I.E bring my family or friends?
Yes you sure can, and why not use the opportunity to get them to do the run afterwards too and make a family and friends day of things! We allow runners from aged 12 to complete one lap and upwards, age dependent - see our T&C's link at the bottom of our homepage for details of running.
Where will race registration be?
If you're coming to the cinema before the run we're actually going to register you in the cinema bar area and give you your running number (BIB) there. If you're not coming to the cinema and are coming to the run then registration will be open from 12.30pm at our aid station. The details will all be included in the final event information nearer the time. We might even make your race number your cinema seat number, because we are that cool. Turn and burn baby!
What happens if things change and I can't make it?
You can make changes up until 2 weeks prior to the cinema showing at which point seats will be alloca
WhenFriday, 19 November 2021 @ 12:30
What6hrs timed event | Flat | Trail
WhereXcel SPORTS HUB Stadium,Waterside Drive,Walton on Thames,KT12 2JG
Min' Age18 yrs