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RunThrough Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half
Looking for a PB course, or wanting to try out a new distance – this is the race for you! Come and run a chip timed 5k, 10k or Half Marathon around the wide, flat paths of Victoria Park, and see how your Winter training is progressing so far!
As with all RunThrough races, each mile will be accurately marked out and there will be plenty of our wonderful marshals out around the course to keep you going all the way to the finish!!
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.
Free official race photos
Chip timed results
Unique themed medal
Fruit & Flapjack
Mashals on course
St Marks Gate, Victoria Park, Cadogan Terrace, London E9 5HT
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: 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: 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 foot and cycle. Cycle parking is available in the Park.
Start times: Half - 9:30; 5k - 10:00; 10k - 10:05.
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 plenty of portaloos brought on site for the event.
Refreshments: 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
Spectators: In terms of spectating, this park could literally not be any better, the fields are open and every area is accessible to see people running round. Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public using the park.
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.
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 :-)
If you use #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!
Write a review and you’ll be entered into a monthly draw to win a pair of running shoes of your choice from Pro:Direct Running.
good course but quite busy
Rewarding and well-organised, but a bit confusing
Well Organised, Good Route
Lovely, flat route
Flat, fast and well organised
Great Day Out
Really well organised and run
First 10k - amazing
Repetitive but fun
Well organised event
Good location and great layout
The first ones always hard..
A great rewarding and well organised event!
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