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RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark 1 mile, 5k, 10k, 10 Mile & Half Marathon - December


E20 3AB Essex Way, London, United Kingdom

Sat 31st December 2022

Starting at 09:00

Organiser's Description

The Lee Valley VeloPark series returns on Saturday 31st December 2022 offering you a chance to run a Half Marathon, 10 Mile, 10k, 5k or Mile on this unique one mile Moto GP styled circuit. We also have a free kids mile for you to bring any young ones along with you and make a day of it.

The Lee Valley VeloPark’s one-mile floodlit road circuit is the perfect course to test yourself over a new distance or check your pacing with each mile split chip timed for you to view after the race. As one of the London 2012 Olympic venues, you can’t help but feel inspired to give it your all on this course as we are there to cheer you all the way round to the finish!!

What's Included

Finishers Medal
Post-race snacks on the day

How to Get There


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.

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 DLR

National Rail: Southeastern High Speed 1 services to St Pancras International

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 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

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. 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.

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 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.

On foot

There are good pedestrian links to Lee Valley VeloPark from Westfield Stratford City, Hackney and Leyton.


VeloPark Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Abercrombie Rd London E20 3AB

Course Details

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.

further details


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 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.


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40 reviews


·7 months ago

Lovely race. I really enjoyed the relatively short lap. The undulations made it a more interesting challenge. Support staff friendly snd effective. Managed a PB - always a good outcome. Wished I'd worked out the route from Tube to Velopark as the Olympic site signage was somewhere between inadequate and invisible.

·8 months ago

The race location and organisers were great, and the fact you complete 13 laps for the half marathon isn’t as bad as I thought it would be, however don’t underestimate the impact of the hills in the 1 mile loop. It was a great race for me to get back into racing, however the hills tired me out by half way (plus it was a very warm day!) and so it’s not quite a PR track in my opinion. Having said that, despite the hills I was only 1 min outside of my PB time so the race atmosphere still allows you to push yourself! Next I’ll be booking a nice flat course to try and get that PB!

·2 years ago

A well organised friendly event. Despite the absolutely foul weather the event went ahead. Full credit to the organisers and event staff who remained upbeat and friendly. A really good event for those looking to get into running, or those looking for a timed blast.

·2 years ago

Well organised. It was my 11 year old sons first mile run, which he completed in 8 minutes. Very well organised he loved it even though it was very windy on the day. Now has the bug & wants to run again.

·2 years ago

too hilly.

·3 years ago

Amazing Event. I attended my first half marathon last Saturday. It was a well organised event, the staff were friendly and the signage on the day was great which meant it was easy to find.

·3 years ago

A great run. Really good set up and location, free parking on the day although we used public transport. A variety of distances meant it was available for all runners, and the staff were fantastic. Plenty of water during the race and some lovely snacks for recovery after as well. Some people find the constant loops monotonous however I found it really comforting, however you have to track your own distance via smart watch or by counting your laps, so be prepared! Would do again.

·3 years ago

Great vibe and really well organised. I was a bit worried that 13 laps for a half marathon would be mentally hard but actually the upbeat volunteers around the track set a great vibe and kept you going. So well organised and great flapjacks at the end! 2 choices of medal which was a nice touch.

·3 years ago

Cracking event. Well organised, nice laps, and supportive staff.

·3 years ago

Well organised and family friendly event. Our whole family which includes two young boys completed this event. We had great fun and the organisers were very friendly.

·3 years ago

It was a really good event.

·3 years ago

Great course. Great course although exposed to the winds. Their software did not detect my loops I think I did 14 miles instead of 13 .1 miles. Event ran out of their "seasonal" medals but offered a free entrance to another race. Showers and changing facilities on site Think parking was free?

·3 years ago

Fantastic Marshals. The race was very well organised and all the marshals were so very helpful from arriving at the venue until the finish. Many thanks to all.

·3 years ago

Well organised, nice atmosphere and good for PBS. I did the 10 mile and really enjoyed the track. It was undulating with small hills but this helped to keep it varied and interesting. It was well organised and I’d recommend it to everyone!

·3 years ago

Very well organised half marathon. Brilliant race. Was dreading 13 laps of the same track but it was really well organised which made the run great. I also beat my PB. And special shout out to delicious home made flap jacks at the end.

·3 years ago

Well organised. Good support and well organised. Would highly recommend!

·3 years ago

6 laps for a 10k : (. I had thought the course could take advantage of the full extent of the park but keeping it to just one small area meant 6 laps required for the 10k. The volunteers were all really helpful & supportive and I cannot fault the organisation of the event but for me it didn’t have the run event vibe and atmosphere I enjoy. We get more people attend our local parkrun.

·3 years ago

Great fun and great run. 1st time runner. Did the 10k. Very well laid out course. Uphills downhills flats and plenty of space to run. Some great pictures. The hype was real...i did not think i could do so im thinking about doing the half marathon!
Great to hear! Well done 👊 (UK)

·3 years ago

Great Race for a PB and spectators. The event was very well organised, ALL the staff were really friendly and helpful (all smiling) < IN LONDON!!!! The route is real tasty with a fair few hills, long bends and a water station at every mile loop which is really handy!! This is ideal for a PB and ideal for spectators as they can see you multiple times during one mile loop!! Multiple clean changing rooms with showers.Nice medal as well. This course is a must.

·3 years ago

A great 10 mile race. I signed up for 10 miler as I was struggling to find events between 10k and a HM (although this event has those distances too :)). I would recommend the race - organisation was really good, friendly vibe, good looping course, accurate time chips. Overall I was very happy and managed a pb. Two little things I would suggest to be improved - 1) the water stations generated an obscene number of plastic bottles - could a reusable option be considered? 2) the flapjack at the end contained dairy so I couldn’t have it because I’m vegan.

·3 years ago

Great atmosphere. Easy to get to & well organised. Plus indoor toilets with no queue!! Only not 5 star because there were some inclines on the route which I’m not used to running

·3 years ago

Rainy day but everyone very happy. It was raining it was wet but all people runners in good spirit🏅 Volunteers very cheerful and happy

·3 years ago

Very well organised race. I ran the 10KM and had a great morning despite the miserable weather. The area was well mapped out, volunteers were friendly and encouraging and I will happily return for another event here.

·3 years ago

Half marathon. I was very disappointed that my time was not recorded on the results page for some reason? I felt it was not clear where we went at the end of the race? I presumed passed the finish line but maybe I had to go past the start line to record when I had finished? Either it wasn’t made clear prior to the race and therefore never got my time.

·3 years ago

Was a well organised event. It was a tough course with quite a few hills that sapped energy. I really enjoyed the event and I am open to doing more events.

·3 years ago

A hot day but great event. I wasn't sure what to expect but from checking in to the end of the run everything was well organised. I liked the other races joining into the 1/2 marathon it kept me going. Great event would recommend it

·3 years ago

Great event. Very hot day but we we’re well looked after. It was a very organised day with a great atmosphere!

·3 years ago

Hot, very well organised. Enjoyed my first attempt at 5k, the heat was a killer but the event was well organised and the track was well maintained.

·3 years ago

Great experience. Great organization from checkin to, race start and finish, aid stations, medal, goodie bag, complimentary photos shared online. Great community feel as well. The 1 mile track, 13 times is an interesting proposition. It is slightly mind numbing but at the same time if you were trying to go for setting a benchmark, it's very useful to have the predictability lap on lap. The track has slight undulations but those little hills become much more significant lap after lap (again, you know they are coming, which is a different mental challenge of its own.)

·3 years ago

Hot hot hot. Really enjoyed running my first ever half marathon and despite the extremely hot weather the staff did a fantastic job at making sure all the runners were safe!

·3 years ago

A well-organised Race, really enjoyable. Loved it, enjoyed the atmosphere. Thank you

·3 years ago

Good for beginners as well. As my first race, I felt very comfortable and there were people of a range of abilities. Well organised and friendly staff.

·3 years ago

Well run event - tough course for a half marathon. Really well run event , heaps of support staff and water point on every lap definitely was a life saver in the heat. I found the course really tough for the half with regular inclines and declines that threw you out of your rhythm. Definitely good training track for a flat half marathon or full in the future.

·3 years ago

Well organised. Very good race. Good organisation. Well informed

·3 years ago

First ever run. Being my first run; i was very apprehensive doing this. How ever it turned out to be very good and i actually pushed my self past what my training times were. I know the location is best for some. But i much prefer a distance and not cycle. I find that mentally draining when you keep seeing everyone finishing. But i will still do it again. And maybe next time i will have the right runners shoes on and not have blisters half way through. But again the first aid was 5 star and all the staff working the event.

·3 years ago

Not Bad. This was my first ever event and as a whole I enjoyed although having never done a half marathon before I found tough, I only have one criticism and that would be not really knowing when the final loop was happening.

·3 years ago

Lee Valley Velopark Half. Such a well organised race, in a great location. The loops were challenging but a great indication of what you can do as a runner both mentally and physically. The hills were constant which is great training for legs and a great starting point for other races. The chips are accurate and you can be followed by any loved ones during the race which is an added bonus! Great snacks at the end and a lovely medal! Thanks so much to the organisers!

·3 years ago

Fantastic Event. Yesterday was my first time taking part in a run through organised event. I thoroughly enjoyed it, clear communications both prior and on race day, fantastic marshalls (the lady directing from the car park was lovely) and an all round great atmosphere. Come the end of the race the sun was shining and you receive a lovely hand made flapjack. Fantastic event - will be back 💪🏻

·4 years ago

Good. Good course, set-up very professional, would recommend the race

·4 years ago

Good fun. Good fun
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