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

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RACE INFORMATION

VICTORIA PARK 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – Saturday 3rd August 2019

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

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

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START TIMES

Half Marathon – 9.30am

5k – 10:00am

10k – 10:05 am

Race Numbers

SEE ENTRY LIST HERE

All pre-entries will be assigned a number. To collect them you need to make your way down to the numbers desk between 8:30am – 9:10am for the Half Marathon and 9:00am – 9:45am for the 5k & 10k. It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number and drop your bag off. 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 race number corresponds to the event you are doing, you CANNOT change distance.

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).

When you collect 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!

You will find instructions on the back of your chip for how to attach it to your shoe correctly (as below):

Chip Instructions

Baggage

We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. 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.

Toilets

There will be portaloos for all runners a little walk from the Start/Finish so we recommend you take this into account and plan before the race starts.

Retailing

Alton Sports will be retailing within the event village. They specialise in running products and will have a range of shoes and clothing on offer on Saturday, so don’t forget to head over and check them out. For more information about Alton Sports and the products they sell, head to their website HERE.

Refreshments

​There will be water provided on every lap of the race.

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.

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.

Thank you to Popchips for donating some of their delicious products for you all to try after your race. Their Popchips are a healthier and lighter alternative to your usual crisp. To find out more, head over to their website HERE.

Bananito have kindly donated some of their Solar-Dried Banana Bars for you all to try after the race. The bars are naturally delicious and are grown in a chemical-free environment with nothing added and nothing taken away. It relies solely on the natural sweetness of its’ key ingredient, the Kluai Namwa Lady Finger banana from Phitsanulok, Thailand. For more information, check out their website HERE.

During the race

We will have marshals all around the course as well as mile flags. The course is on the roads/paths in the park:

We have put together a live run through of the course for each distance, take a look at our Relive videos here:

Please be aware that there will be different coloured finish signs for each distance, these correlate to the bib colours that you will be wearing on the day for the respective distances. Please follow the correct finish signs dependent on which distance you are running:
– Half Marathon – BLACK finish signs
– 10k – GREEN finish signs
– 5k – RED finish signs

Please be aware that we have a lead bike on the front of each race. In the event that the course is a multi lap course, be aware that the lead bike might catch up behind you, and will be communicating which side the bike will be passing. In the interest of safety to yourself, other runners, pedestrians and our marshals, it is very important that instructions are listened to, and that if you are wearing headphones, your music is at a level that will allow you to hear instructions clearly.

Also, please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public using the park.

Spectators

In terms of spectating, this park could literally not be any better, the fields are open and every area of the park is accessible to see people running round. You can see the 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 on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.

Travel

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

Park map HERE

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.

Things to note!

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.

Social Media 

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Twitter @runthroughuk and use the hashtag #RunThroughUK in the build up to the race :-)

Join our group on Facebook, RunThroughUK Chat and talk all things running with us!

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