Lee Valley VeloPark 1 mile, 5k 10k, 10 Mile & Half Marathon - December
Free Kids Race!
RunThrough brings you the opportunity to run on the spectacular one mile circuit at Lee Valley VeloPark, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park's normal home for cycling. On this moto GP styled race circuit, you will be storming your way to a fun and frantic personal best. As always with RunThrough, you will each get a medal, water, fruit and flapjack Come and enjoy the day with us, we hope to see you there!
All marshals and staff within the event and around the course will be issued with PPE and wear gloves and a mask for the duration of the event.
As many race packs will be posted out ahead of the event as possible and event communications will be sent via email in the lead up.
There will not be a formal baggage drop within the event village, please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and leave anything in the car during the race to reduce contact between runners and staff. If this is not possible, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event with hand sanitiser for all runners.
You will see clear signage around the event village, please follow all signage and instructions from the marshals before, during and after the race.
There will be a manned, and clearly marked, medical hub within the event village.
DURING THE RACE
The race will start in waves based on your estimated finish time, with the faster runners at the start and slower near the back to avoid any congestion and the need to overtake on course.
There will be an informal grab and go water station with sealed sports top bottles on the course, however we ask that you stay hydrated before the event and if you are able to please bring your own. Bottles and camelbacks are permitted.
If you need to overtake on the course please give a wide berth of at least 1 meter around any runners.
Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is not permitted.
AFTER THE RACE
Do not stop within the finish barriers. Please continue past the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.
We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event village as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.
Address: 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 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.
TfL map of bus routes from Stratford East Village (bus stops W and X closest to 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
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 no longer free at the VeloPark, 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.
Bike hire / bringing your own bike
You can hire bikes at the venue if they are not included in the cost of your activity. However, if you wish to bring your own bike please bear in mind restrictions on public transport.
There are good pedestrian links to Lee Valley VeloPark from Westfield Stratford City, Hackney and Leyton.
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 is a water station at the end of every lap, and you will be able to enjoy fruit and flapjacks after the race. There is also a cafe on site.
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.
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 #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!
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