RunThrough Lee Valley VeloPark 5k, 10k, 10 Mile & Half

VeloPark, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

Organiser's Description

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. This is one of the London 2012 Olympic venues and you can’t help but feel inspired to give it your all on this course - and we're there to cheer you all the way round to the finish!!

The Lee Valley VeloPark 2020 series offers 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, so you can bring any young ones along with you and make a day of it.

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VeloPark, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Abercrombie Rd, London E20 3AB

We strongly recommend travelling by public transport, allowing plenty of time to get to the venue. Plan your journey ahead to check for any planned closures or engineering works.

By rail: Lee Valley VeloPark is a 20-minute walk from Stratford / Stratford International. Stratford station is served by the Jubilee and Central underground lines; Docklands Light Railway (DLR); National rail: Stratford international is served by National rail:

By bus: Key bus routes connecting Stratford and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are: 388, 308, 339, 97 and N205 which all stop near Lee Valley VeloPark.

By car: If travelling by car is essential we are 5 minutes from the A12

By bike: There are cycle routes connecting Lee Valley VeloPark to local residential areas, and through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The venue is close to Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 1 and Barclays Cycle Superhighway CS2.

Parking at Lee Valley VeloPark is limited and we strongly advise travelling by public transport; blue badge holder spaces are available. Parking is not 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 station.

Half Marathon start time: 9.00am (Strict 3 hour cut off)

10 Mile start time: 9.15am

5k start time: 9.45am

Mile start time (+ Free Kids): 10.00am

10k start time: 10.15am


Chip timing

Secure baggage store


Fruit & flapjack

Baggage: 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.

Refreshments: 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.

Spectators: There are multiple points around the race track to watch the runners and cheer friends and family on.

Results: Results will be available on 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.

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

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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.

Ray Lau / Jan 27, 2020

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.

Nathan Penness / Jan 26, 2020

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.

Louise Pardon / Jan 26, 2020

Cracking event!

Well organised, nice laps, and supportive staff.

John Nightingale / Jan 26, 2020

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.

Ewan Galloway / Jan 26, 2020

It was a really good event

Eleftherios Gkouropoulos / Jan 26, 2020

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