RACE INFORMATION – LEE VALLEY VELOPARK 1 MILE, 5K, 10K, 10 MILE & HALF MARATHON
Saturday 25th January 2020
PLEASE READ IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION BELOW
Address: Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3AB
** IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON RUNNING BETWEEN 2:45 AND 3 HOURS FOR THE HALF MARATHON THEN YOUR START TIME IS 8:45AM. PLEASE EMAIL [email protected] IF YOU NEED TO DO THIS **
Half Marathon @ 9.00am (Please note a 3 hour strict cut off)
10 Mile start time @ 9.15am
5k start time @ 9.45am
Mile start time @ 10.00am
10k start time @ 10.15am
All pre-entries will be assigned a number on Friday. To collect your race pack, you need to make your way down to the numbers desk on Saturday morning between 8.30-8.45 (Half Marathon) 8.30-9.00 (10 mile) 8.45-9.15 (5k) 9.15-9.45am (10k). It will take around 15 minutes to collect number and drop your bag off. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day.
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, and there are pens available at the registration desks.
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 and chip 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 a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We have tear off baggage labels at the bottom of your race number that can be attached to your bag. To collect, all you have to do is hand over your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your belongings.
There will be water provided on every lap of the race, and at the finish. Water, bananas and of course flapjacks can be collected from the finish line once you finish!
To reduce the amount of water distributed during the race in plastic bottles, there will also be a station on offer where you can leave your own reusable water bottle before you start so you can take on water during the race. So feel free to bring along your own filled bottle and place it on the stations by the event village before you start for you to consume during the race. All you need to do is remember which table you place it on and remember to take your bottle home with you after you finish! This is just one of the ways that are RunThrough are trying to reduce the eco-footprint of the events, if you have any questions please feel free to speak to a member of staff on the day.
Good Luck with the run on Saturday from Team ACTIPH. ACTIPH 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.
TENZING will be available for you all to try after your race! TENZING Natural Energy is a plant-based, natural alternative to a market that is flooded by sugar and artificial ingredients. Here is a message from the team: Planet conservation is at the forefront of the brand. Last year we created the TENZING Clean Air Tracker (http://tenzingcleanairrunclub.com/) which syncs with running tool STRAVA to show the live Air Quality Score of the user’s route. We hope to raise awareness about the issue of air pollution in the capital as well as offering a solution to the growing running community. Head to their HERE website to find out more.
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.
During the race
The course is a closed off 1 mile loop. 3 laps for 5k, 6 for the 10k, 10 for the 10 mile and 13 for the half marathon.
There are multiple points around the race track to watch the runners and cheer friends and family on.
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
- Stratford City Cars
020 8555 5555
020 7272 0272
- Com Cab
020 7908 0207
020 7253 5000
020 8901 4444
- London Black Taxis
07779 336 612
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. Parking is free at the VeloPark for 4 hours – to redeem this 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.
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.
There are good pedestrian links to Lee Valley VeloPark from Westfield Stratford City, Hackney and Leyton.
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!