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Free athletics extravaganza at Parliament Hill track on 14 May

Photo credit:  Tom Hosking 2019

The Night of 10,000m PBs – a sporting event like no other – returns to London on Saturday 14 May with entry free to spectators.

Now in its eighth year, the Night of 10,000m PBs – held at Parliament Hill track in Highgate – is the most exciting and innovative track meeting in Europe, bringing together runners and spectators like no event before.

Spectators can watch the action up-close-and-personal from the infield and from the track itself, with runners using only the inside two lanes, which creates an unparalleled atmosphere for a track meeting.

Adding to the entertainment, there is fun for all the family, including circus performers, live bands, pyrotechnic dancers and more.

On the track, the Night of the 10,000m PBs features nine 10,000m races, which is 25 laps of the track.

The day’s racing will be concluded with the blue-chip men’s and women’s A-races which for a second year will incorporate the British Championships where athletes will battle it out for selection to the World Championships taking place in Oregon, USA. 

The Night of 10,000m PBs Event Director Ben Pochee said: “We are looking forward to another 25-lap party and this year promises to be better than ever. Post-pandemic we can’t wait to welcome back the nation’s best runners, the grassroots athletic network and our local community to celebrate a truly social and accessible sport. Working alongside our sponsor, the City of London Corporation, we offer 100% free spectator engagement and a unique opportunity to inspire the next generation of athletes.”

The racing gets under way at 2pm, with the circus theatre show at 6pm and championship races from 8pm onwards. Entry is free.