Travel Information

British Airways Run Gatwick

Travel Information

All races will start and finish at the Gatwick Aviation Museum, Vallance By Ways, Lowfield Heath Rd, Charlwood, Gatwick RH6 0BT.

There are a number of ways to get to the venue detailed below.

 We strongly recommend aiming to arrive in the park at least 1 hour before your race begins; allow yourself plenty of time to park, make your way over to the village, warm-up and get to the start line.

With event road closures in place we advise that you allow plenty of time for your journey and check your available route.

Run Gatwick 5K run, Half Marathon, Family Run
Run Gatwick 5K run, Half Marathon, Family Run

Driving

Just 1 hr 10mins from London, 40 mins from Brighton and less than 10 mins from Crawley, there is easy access from the M25 & A23.

Just follow postcode RH6 0BT and this will bring you directly to the entrance.

Parking

Our host and official charity partner Gatwick Aviation Museum will be offering onsite parking pre bookable through our booking site. All parking profits will go directly to the museum to continue the great charity work they do in the community, providing opportunities for young people and driving educational learning for children.

Pre bookable parking is available for all registered runners. Click here to book.

Please note if you choose to drive you MUST pre-book a parking place. If you do not pre-book you will NOT be able to park on site on event day.

Rail

Crawley and Gatwick Airport are the closest rail stations and have direct trains from London Victoria, London Bridge, Gatwick Airport, Horsham and Brighton (for Brighton change at Gatwick Airport). Up-to-date timetables can be found on the Trainline website. Please be aware travel can be disrupted subject to engineering works on the weekends, check National Rail information for up to date information.

Our FREE shuttle buses from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal and Crawley Bus Station (opposite Crawley train station) have now Sold Out. Services will be  provided by our partner Metrobus and will run to and from the venue from 7am through to 2pm.  

Please note the shuttle bus journey from Gatwick Airport/Crawley Bus Station will take approximately 15-20 minutes via our free Metrobus Shuttle Buses. Please allow sufficient time for your journey in case of any delays.

From Gatwick Airport

  • Shuttle Bus places have now sold out. Please note the shuttle bus journey from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal will take approximately 15-20 minutes via our free Metrobus Shuttle Buses. Please allow sufficient time for your journey in case of any delays.  
Bus

There are frequent bus services to Crawley with Metrobus from surrounding towns including Horley, Leatherhead, Worthing and Horsham.  Please check the MetroBus Website for timetables.

Places for our shuttle bus service courtesy of Metrobus have now sold out.  For more information on timetables and bus stop locations check out the On the Day page.

Bicycle

If you are planning on cycling to the event there will be free bike storage available at the event. Please remember to bring your own lock to the event as these will be public bike parking facilities.

Half Marathon

10k Run

** NEW FOR 2022 **

5k Run

Family Run

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Coronavirus Update

We are sure you are all wondering if British Airways Run Gatwick scheduled to take place in just 8 weeks time is still going ahead. In light of the fast moving developments around COVID-19, regretfully we have taken the decision this weekend to postpone the event. Whilst we are extremely disappointed for us and all of you who have been training, our first priority is always to protect the health and well-being of our runners, volunteers, partners and the wider community and this is coupled with the need to not put additional pressure on our local and emergency services.

Our new date for the event will be Sunday 18th October and we absolutely intend to deliver the full British Airways Run Gatwick experience for everyone but as you can appreciate, the next few months are uncertain and therefore we will keep you updated regularly.

We are also aware that many other running events are also postponing to the Autumn period and British Airways Run Gatwick may clash with them and we know that many of you will have to choose between us and other great events. There’s nothing we can say other than we really hope you will still join us. Your entry will automatically be carried over to the new date so there is no action for you to take.

We know you may have some questions particularly around deferrals and transfers, so please bear with us over the coming days as we want to ensure a streamlined and consistent response to you all. Updates will be emailed directly and posted on the Run Gatwick website and our social media channels. Please could we ask you to wait for those updates rather than emailing or asking for updates via social media, this will really help our small team in these difficult circumstances.

Our running and local community are incredibly supportive and we’d like to thank you in advance for your patience, understanding and continued support whilst we work on new plans to deliver a fantastic event experience for everyone in October.

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