VICTORIA PARK RACE DECEMBER 2018
Join us for a 5k, 10k or half marathon in London’s oldest public park on Saturday 8th December!
Victoria Park borders South Hackney and Bow in the East end of London. The wide, flat paths offer a brilliant opportunity for a personal best. Each Mile is accurately marked out with sign posts and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish.
Chip Timing Used for an Accurate Start to Finish Time!
BRAND NEW CHRISTMAS MEDAL to be revealed!
(Previous design below)
ONCE YOU ENTER YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHERE TO COLLECT YOUR NUMBER WILL BE SENT CLOSER TO THE EVENT – ENJOY!
We are proud to announce Mind Charity Hackney are the official Charity Partner for the Victoria Park December event!
In any given year mental health problems will affect one in four individuals in the UK – the largest cause of disease in the country. Since 1981 Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest have delivered a range of expert services to those at risk of or experiencing mental ill health.
Although affiliated with National Mind, we are an independent charity, responsible for raising our own funds, and with your support we can continue to make a real difference to those who need our services the most. There are lots of opportunities for the team at Argo Global to get involved in our fundraising, including:
All the money raised for Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest has a real impact on those who we provide services for. A social return on investment report, from the University of Bristol, found that for every £1 invested in us there was a return of £6 for our service users and beneficiaries – allowing us to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
Mind Charity Hackney will be in the event village to help raise awareness of mental health. If you would like to fundraise for Mind Charity, to find out how HERE
Address: St Marks Gate, Victoria Park, Cadogan Terrace, London E9 5HT
Nearest underground stations: Bow Road or Mile End
Nearest rail station: Hackney Wick station
From Bow Road: Turn right out of the station. Take the next left down Addington Road. Continue walking straight until you can turn right onto Tredegar Road. Take the third left onto Parnell Road – you can enter the park at the end of Parnell Road. It is around a 15-20 minute walk. Alternatively you can take bus 488 or 276 from Bow Bus Garage.
From Mile End station: Turn left and cross over Mile End Road. Turn right onto Grove Road – it’s about 20 minutes walk straight down. Alternatively, you can also walk most of the way through Mile End Park, which runs parallel to Grove Road. You will first arrive at the Crown Gates. Alternatively, on Grove Road you can catch bus 277 or 425 to the middle of the park.
From Hackney Wick station: Turn left out of the station, at the end of the road turn left onto Wallis Road. Follow Wallis Road, at the T-junction, use the footbridge to cross the A12. As you enter the park, turn left onto Cadogan Terrace and continue walking until you see the race start area.
Use TFL to help plan your journey.
The park is easily accessible by both foot and cycle. Cycle parking is available in the park.
We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.
There will be plenty of portaloos brought on site for the event.
There will be water provided at the 5k point of the race, and there will also be water available at the finish. We have also ordered some flapjacks and fruit for when you finish :-)
During the race
We will have marshals all around the course as well as km signs and arrows.
The course is on the roads/paths in the park:
10k – 3 laps
5k – 1.5 laps
Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public using the park.
In terms of spectating, this park could literally not be any better, the fields are open and every area of the park is accessible to see people running round.
Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.
We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.
Things to note!
There WILL be pedestrians, please be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and dogs. We have marshals around the course and signs but this is not a road race, you have to pay very close attention to where you are going. We recommend you do not use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you.
For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Twitter @runthroughuk and use the hashtag #RunThroughUK in the build up to the race :-)
If you use #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!