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

Lee Valley VeloPark Kids Race, 5k, 10k, 10 Mile & Half Marathon
Saturday 30th April 2022
Address: Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3AB

(PLEASE READ IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION BELOW)

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Start Times:

As there is a strict 3 hour cut off for the Half Marathon, we ask that those targeting a 3 hour finish time please notify staff and we will arrange an earlier start time of 9am for you.

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

Race Packs

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

All entries will be assigned a number at registration. 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 be attached to the bottom of your race bib. Please remove the strip and attach it to your shoe shiny side up 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).

Collection Tim​​​​es:
Half Marathon – 8:15 – 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

IMPORTANT:

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!

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:
Transport for London (TfL)
National Rail

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 has 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
Radio-Taxis 020 7272 0272
Com Cab 020 7908 0207
Dial-a-cab 020 7253 5000
Call-A-cab 020 8901 4444
London Black Taxis 07779 336 612

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 to 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.

Toilets

For this event, the Lee Valley VeloPark toilets will be available for use. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.

Baggage

We will have an informal baggage drop for this event. 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.

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. Please keep count of your laps during the race. 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 of you.

COURSE MAP 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 available to view here after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.

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 RunThrough Chat group on Facebook.

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

Spectators

There are multiple points around the race track to watch the runners and cheer friends and family on. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the event village and race tunnel. Dogs are allowed on the upper deck.

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 the signs around the course.

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.

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, Bounce and Love Corn which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

RunThrough Kit

Powered by RunThrough, RT Kit provides the level of quality and style in its running clothing that you’d expect from a brand that has become synonymous with running over the last decade.

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!