SAYSKY Sub Rosa Race

Sub Rosa London: May 8

The SAYSKY Sub Rosa Race is a low key street race that'll require navigational skills and local city knowledge. In order to win, you'll need to be quick on your feet and even quicker with your decisions.

The race is free, however, there're only 50 available slots, so don't wait around if you want to take part. See below for time and place details:

  • Checkpoint 0: Pub on the Park, 19 Martello Street, E8 3PE London
  • Check-in: no later than 19.15
  • Race briefing: 19.20
  • Race start: 19.30
    Race Format

    The SAYSKY Sub Rosa Race is not for the rookies or those afraid to take the altered path. This is a race for the experienced running vets, so please keep this in mind before signing up:

    • All runners will be dressed in a SAYSKY scrimmage vest, so we can tell who is who and you can see who you'll be running away from.
    • You'll need to track down a couple of checkpoints in a specific order to complete the city-based course.
    • The first checkpoint will be provided during the race briefing, shortly before takeoff.
    • There is no fixed course or path to follow. It's up to you to find the fastest way to the checkpoints through the city.
    • The distance will be somewhere between 5k - 10k. It depends on the number of checkpoints and how well you can navigate the city.
    • Once you reach a checkpoint, you'll get a mark on your wristband so we can see that you've been there.
    • At each checkpoint, you'll be informed about the location of the next checkpoint.
    • You'll start and finish in the same place (Checkpoint 0).
    • The first man and woman to return back with all checkpoint marks wins.
    • Look for the sign-up details further down.
    Please Note

    We expect you to locate the checkpoints without the assistance of your smartphones. If you're in doubt, you can always ask around. Our checkpoint staff can also point you in the right direction if you look overly confused.

    But don't worry too much - we've only picked well-known locations in the city. If you're still struggling, then we suggest keeping up with someone who knows their way around the block and then beat them on the final stretch.

    Please arrive ready to roll, but you can leave your personal belongings safely at checkpoint 0.

    Signing Up (Registration Closed)

    This is a competitive event that'll challenge your otherwise always coordinated and planned nature as a runner. Here's how to sign up:

    • Price: 0 EUR
    • Maximum: 50 runners per event (mix gender)
    • Registration is closed

    Applicants will be selected based on their seasonal 5k PBs and not as a first come, first serve basis. We'll send out a participant confirmation/info e-mail a few days before the race with the specific details outlined. 

    What's in it for you?

    You'll have a lot of fun, while battling with the other runners about being the fastest street racer in town. The fastest man and woman will get a gift card for the SAYSKY webshop and a SAYSKY cap. There's also a bonus reward for the runner who completes the course with the fewest kilometers to his/her name.

    Start List:  

    • Andrew Pattison
    • Barrie Bloor (36.37)
    • Cameron Lund
    • Chris Downing (43.43)
    • Christian Schels (31.28)
    • Christoph Lorenzi (36.51)
    • Charlie Osborne (38.03) 
    • David Searle (34.51) 
    • Darren
    • Dougie Kerr (37.00) 
    • Libby Makinson (45.08)
    • Elena Lopez (44.53)
    • Ellie-May Brooks
    • Ellis Bland 
    • Emily Catmur (43.52) 
    • Ewan Cameron (35.15) 
    • Faye Lynam (40.28) 
    • Hanan Ezzaouia 
    • Himani G (49.51) 
    • Alexander Holley 
    • Holly Weir (38.58) 
    • Karan Nayee (40.21) 
    • Ian Healy (43.43) 
    • James Poole (39.01) 
    • Jonathan Freeman (38.37)
    • Izzy Milburn
    • Jason Porter (36.34) 
    • Jason Stevens (36.13) 
    • Jo Wint (57.00) 
    • Kasper Clemmesen Hansen (38.03) 
    • Laurent Gauthier 
    • Mark Parry (37.51)
    • Matt Lambourne 
    • Peter Kirkby 
    • Rafael Schneider (38.16) 
    • Hannah Charman (42.32) 
    • Rob Ellis (38.25) 
    • Rose Penfold (Female Winner - 38.13) 
    • Sam MacNamara (36.59)
    • Samuel Barnes (Male Winner - 34.22) 
    • Sha Hussain 
    • Stu Holliday 
    • Steve Skinner (35.25) 
    • Sam Wardle (38.58) 
    • Michael Adeniran (45.05) 
    • Christian van Oostrum (36.00) 
    • Christian Pohl (49.51) 
    • Miriam Jiménez (43.02) 
    • Lars Pedersen (41.55) 
    • Nicklas Fenger (39.09) 
    • Rich Phillip (41.55) 

        Race Video



        You'll be taking on the city with no guidance, course or anyone looking out for you. We expect to you respect the general traffic rules and be extremely aware of your surroundings. Running through the city comes with risks, however, as experienced city runners, you're well acquainted with these and you know how to get from A to B safely. By signing up to this race, you accept that SAYSKY cannot be held accountable for any damages or injuries that you may cause or sustain before, during or after the race. Taking part in the SASKY Sub Rosa Race is at your own risk. 

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