Race Information – Victoria Park 5k & 10k & Half Marathon

Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon
Saturday 7th May 2022

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

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Start Times:
Half Marathon – 9:30am
5k – 10:00am
10k – 10:06am

Race Packs

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

Collection Times:
Half Marathon – 8:00 – 9:00am
5k – 8:30 – 9:30am
10k – 8:35 – 9:35am

Your race number will be assigned to you 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. 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).

ENTRY LIST HERE

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

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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.

You can use TFL to help plan your journey.

The park is easily accessible by both foot and cycle. Cycle parking is available in the park

Toilets

For this event, we will use portable toilets. 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 marshals and they will help you find your baggage.

During the race

We will have marshals all around the course as well as km signs and arrows. Please keep count of your laps during the race.
The course is on the roads/paths in the park:

Half Marathon – 6.5 laps (Click for RELIVE)
10k – 3 laps (Click for RELIVE)
5k – 1.5 laps (Click for RELIVE)

Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public using the park. 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.

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

Please discard any water bottles or rubbish near the course signs and bins during the race.

SEE 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 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

Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support runners.

​Refreshments

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

COVID-19 NHS APP

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

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 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!