Race Information – Lee Valley Kids Race, 5k, 10k, 10 Mile & Half Marathon

LEE VALLEY VELOPARK KIDS RACE, 5K, 10K, 10 MILE & HALF MARATHON
Saturday 25th September
Address: Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3AB
(PLEASE READ IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION BELOW)
(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///winks.artist.mass for exact event village location)
Start Times:


Half Marathon – 9.30am (There is a strict 3 hour cut off for the Half Marathon distance)
10 Mile – 9.45am
5k – 10am
Mile (+ Free Kids) – 10:15am
10k – 10:30am

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.

**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 Saturday morning. 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:

Half Marathon – 8:00 – 9:00am
10 Mile – 8:15 – 9:15am
5k – 8:30 – 9:30am​​
Mile (+ Kid’s  Race) – 8:45 – 9:45am
10k – 9:00 – 10:00am

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 

Within the event village you will see the start line and each start area marked out with a corresponding coloured sign. When arriving please familiarise yourself with your start area.

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 runners keeping 2m apart as they start the race.

Please see the map below for the event village location:

Toilets

For this event, the Lee Valley VeloPark toilets will be available for use. 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.

Baggage

Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and if possible leave anything in a car.  This is in order to reduce contact between runners and staff. There will be an informal self-service bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.

During the race

The course is a closed off 1 mile loop. You will complete 3 laps for 5k, 6 for the 10k, 10 laps for the 10 mile and 13 for the half marathon. There will be plenty of marshals around the course and after the completion of your laps head under the blue inflatable arch to finish.

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.

Spectators

There are multiple points around the race track to watch the runners and cheer friends and family on.

Refreshments

There is a water station at the end of every lap, and you will be able to enjoy goodies after the race.

When discarding water bottles or gel packets on the course, please try to leave them near to the signs around the course.

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 , Love Corn and Kind Snack bar 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 Saturday 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.

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.

Travel

Address: Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3AB

VISIT VELOPARK WEBSITE HERE

Lee Valley VeloPark is situated at Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3AB.

We strongly recommend travelling by public transport to Lee Valley VeloPark, allowing plenty of time to get to the venue and please plan your journey ahead of your visit to check for any planned closures or engineering works.

By rail

Nearest station/tube: Stratford / Stratford International Lee Valley VeloPark is a 20-minute walk from both stations.
Stratford station is served by:

  • Underground: Jubilee and Central Lines
  • Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
  • National rail: Abellio Greater Anglia for services to Liverpool Street and Essex and East Anglia
  • London Overground services

Stratford International station is served by:

  • Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
  • National Rail: Southeastern High Speed 1 services to St Pancras International

Useful links:

By bus

Several bus routes connect to Stratford and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with the key routes being: 388, 308, 339, 97 and N205 which all stop near Lee Valley VeloPark.

TfL map of bus routes from Stratford East Village (bus stops W and X closest to Lee Valley VeloPark)

By taxi

If you wish to depart from Stratford or Stratford International using a taxi then Westfield Stratford City have the Stratford City Cars Taxi Lounge located outside Waitrose on the lower ground Floor (near car park A).
Black taxis are available from outside Stratford stations’ northern ticket hall which is located on the lower ground floor of Westfield Stratford City near Starbucks.

Alternatively, you can call these licensed cab numbers:

By car

Car parking at Lee Valley VeloPark is limited and we strongly advise travelling by public transport, however if travelling by car is essential we are situated 5 minutes from the A12 and blue badge holder spaces are available.

You will get 4 hours free parking, but you will need to ensure you put your car registration in the designated machine after your race. This machine is located in the finish tunnel, where you collect your post race goodies, please be sure to access this to avoid a fine.

Please follow the signs to the parking machines and follow the instructions on the machine, otherwise you will receive a fine. You can also park at Westfield next to the Stratford international train station.

By bike

There are cycle routes connecting Lee Valley VeloPark to local residential areas as well as the cycle routes through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The venue is close Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 1 and Barclays Cycle Superhighway CS2. Bike racks are available at the venue.

On foot

There are good pedestrian links to Lee Valley VeloPark from Westfield Stratford City, Hackney and Leyton.

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.

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.

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.

If you have purchased an item of RT Kit with your race entry, please head to the RT Kit stall on the day of your race, with your email order confirmation and we will have your item ready for collection!

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 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.

​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 🙂