Race Information – Chase the Sun Victoria Park 5k & 10k

CHASE THE SUN VICTORIA PARK 5K & 10K
Wednesday 28th July

Address: St Marks Gate, Victoria Park, Cadogan Terrace, London E9 5HT

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///later.spun.flap for exact event village location)

Start Time:

7:00pm – 5k & 10k

PLEASE NOTE: THE TIMINGS FOR THE RACE MAY DIFFER TO PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED BUT ARE REQUIRED TO GET YOU ALL STARTED SAFELY AND ALIGN WITH OUR COVID-19 PROTOCOLS.

Please listen closely to all marshal instructions and remember to keep a safe distance from the runners around you as you are guided to the start line.

If you have been in an affected place, been in contact with someone with coronavirus or had any symptoms in the last 14 days please refrain from attending the race. For further guidance please visit the NHS website HERE.

The red pin on the map below shows St Marks Gate.

**ALL RACE PACKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED ON THE DAY**

Race Pack Collection

All entries will be assigned a number. To collect your number you need to make your way down to the collection desks on Wednesday evening. It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day. You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt. If you have your own pins then that would be great but we will have supplies if needed.

Your timing chip will also be in the envelope, this needs to be attached to your shoe as per the instructions on the back of the chip. Please make sure you keep your number on at all times during the race. At the finish you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).

We will have queue markers on the floor, so please ensure when queuing you are 2m from another runner.

Collection Times: 5:30 – 6:30pm

When you receive your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner Information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!

Race Start 

After the warm up, estimated finish times will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation with 2 runners, 2m apart, being started every few seconds.

Toilets

For this event we will use portaloos. Lining up for these toilets will be socially distanced. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.

Hygiene Stations

There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event village and start/finish area for all participants to use throughout the event. These will have hand sanitiser, wipes, spray, tissue and bins for the disposal of any tissue or litter.

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:

If you need to overtake on the course please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner in front.

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.

 

Please be aware that there will be members of the public using the park during the race and that we ask you to be considerate with them in mind during the race and ensure you maintain social distancing at all times please
Spectators

Due to trying to limit the numbers gathering within the event village area, we please ask that you refrain from bringing spectators to the event.

Refreshments

Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course, there will be a very limited amount of water at the water station. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal, Kind Snack bar and Love Corn which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.

Good Luck with the run on Wednesday from Team ACTIPHACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water with the highest pH in Europe. Through a unique ionisation process, our purified spring water is infused with a blend of electrolytes and supercharged to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH9+. ACTIPH is the healthy choice as you restore and maintain your natural balance, enabling you to live life to the fullest and get the most out of every day. All ACTIPH bottles are 100% recyclable and BPA free including the cap and label which makes us unique to other bottled waters and we believe gives us a clear sustainability advantage. Please remember to recycle in a recycling bin after the race. Take your hydration to a higher level and grab a bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line.

KIND® is more than just a name. It’s a commitment: to making snack bars that don’t compromise. Just the very best ingredients. Full of wholesome nutrients. And always packed with flavour. They have kindly donated some of their delicious bars for you all to try after your race! To find out more about KIND and their products, head to their website HERE.  Please be aware this product contains nuts.

Love Corn have kindly provided some post race goodies for you all to try and can be collected from the finish line alongside water, bananas and of course flapjacks! To check out more of their product, see their website HERE.

Runners Need

RUN FOR YOU, FOR MIND, FOR BODY, FOR LIFE.

At Runners Need we run to feel alive. To leave behind whatever holds us back and find that release, that calm and clarity, that focus. We all know a run changes your day – but it also has the power to change your life. We wish you a great race full of fun and enjoyment. Let’s run together.
If you need a last minute item before the event we are delighted to be able to offer all participants of RunThrough events in 2021 a 15% discount* at Runners Need which can be used in-store with your race entry confirmation or online using the code AF-RT15. T’s & C’s can be HERE.

Results

Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.

Pictures

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.

COVID-19 NHS APP

We recommend downloading the NHS COVID-19 App onto your phone if you haven’t already before the race. Find out more HERE.

Free lateral flow tests are now being offered by the Government for everybody in the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. These can even be ordered to your home, further information can be found HERE.

Macmillan

Make your miles count, and run for Team Macmillan. Click here to set up your JustGiving page and help us do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer.

Travel

Address: St Marks Gate, Victoria Park, Cadogan Terrace, London E9 5HT

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///later.spun.flap for exact event village location)

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.

​​Social Media

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Twitter @runthroughuk use the hashtag #Runthroughuk in the build-up to the race.

If you want to talk all things running before and after the event join our RunThroughUKChat group on Facebook.

If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!

​If you had any further questions please take a look at our COVID-19 specific FAQ’s page HERE or contact us by email at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you there!

The RunThrough Team 🙂