Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half
CHRISTMAS VICTORIA PARK 5K, 10K & HALF MARATHON
Join us for the Christmas Victoria Park event on Sunday 15th December 2019. Get into the Christmas spirit and run a chip timed 5k, 10k & Half Marathon around the flat and wide paths of Victoria Park and earn all the Christmas treat as well as a unique themed Christmas medal!
As with all RunThrough races each mile will be accurately marked out and there will be plenty of signs along with our wonderful marshals out around the course.
- Free official race photos
- Chip timed results
- Unique themed Christmas medal
- Fruit & Flapjack
St Marks Gate Victoria Park Cadogan Terrace London E9 5HT
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.
There will be plenty of portaloos brought on site for the event.
There will be water provided at the 5k point of the race, and there will also be water available at the finish. We have also ordered some flapjacks and fruit for when you finish :-)
During the race
We will have marshals all around the course as well as km signs and arrows.
The course is on the roads/paths in the park:
10k – 3 laps
5k – 1.5 laps
Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public using the park
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.
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.
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.
A reasonably-organised event, nice flat course
It was a nice flat course and quite pretty. A little repetitive with doing so many laps of the same course but that didn't really bother me.
The only major criticisms were:
- the general public was allowed to wander onto the course seemingly at will. This did not impress me at all. I don't expect them to get out of my way on my training runs in normal life. But this was supposed to be a paid-for, organised event. If they didn't get permission from the park admin authorities, why even run it?
-Much smaller gripe, but combining the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon courses made it hard to tell when I should go one way and when the other if offered a left/right choice of course. Mostly the stewards were helpful but occasionally they weren't on it.
A minor criticism is that some of the stewards who were presumably supposed to cheer people on looked miserable and didn't really do much.
I guess i can't blame them on one hand, since it was cold and it must have been cold and boring to stand there, but a shame since their colleagues did a good job.
The smiling musician with the steel drums did a very nice job of creating a good vibe in his corner of the race.
Overall, a good experience but I may try other places and see whether these were just standard issues with all smaller-scale half marathons or whether it could be done better.
On a positive note, minor gripes aside, overall, I was glad to have another opportunity to do a timed race with the feeling of an event and I'm glad I took part!
Great day - great event
2. Awful transport connections (hard to escape afterwards, too much traffic)
3. Hard to tell how many laps you had done and when to finish without watch
A well organized event
Well organised, fun event
Very well organised, though I got a bit confused!
First ever Half Marathon
First ever 10k run
Well organised quick course.
Really fun event with great course.
Victoria Park 5k, 10k & HalfSt Marks Gate, Victoria Park, Cadogan Terrace, London4 Jan 2020£20 - £26
Victoria Park 5k, 10k & HalfSt Marks Gate, Victoria Park, Cadogan Terrace, London8 Feb 2020£20 - £26
Victoria Park 5k, 10k & HalfSt Marks Gate, Victoria Park, Cadogan Terrace, London7 Mar 2020£20 - £26