Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half

St Marks Gate, Victoria Park, Cadogan Terrace, London

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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!!

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Fruit & Flapjack

Mile Markers

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 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!

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Well organised, fun event

This race was one of the best organised events I took part this year. The volunteers cheered us on - I ran a 5k, the way was clearly marked. I really enjoyed myself - thank you

Nora Mezey / Oct 13, 2019

Very well organised, though I got a bit confused!

Getting to the event, checking in, storing my bag, all seamless and brilliant. As my second half marathon, without a GPS watch, once running I lost track of the distance covered given we were running in laps (also because we merged in with the 5km & 10km). Thankfully, we were told once we have passed the water station 7 times, we were to veer into the home stretch... but the first time I passed the water station nothing was laid out, so I wasn't sure if that was an official Pass Number 1! Anyway, I got there in the end, but I feel the laps or distances covered could have been better labelled!

Lucas Webb / Mar 11, 2019

First ever Half Marathon

I have never been to Victoria Park before and have never entered a Half Marathon before so I felt very nervous, but there was no need. The park, weather, organisers and other runners were perfect. It was a great day out and although I am still aching from it, I’m still smiling as it’s a reminder of the achievement I’ve made. Looking forward to the next one (not for a couple of months though 😊)!

Daniel Darwish / Mar 11, 2019

First ever 10k run

Very well organised and the perfect course for a first ever 10k run. Very flat which helped!

Nelina Kime / Mar 10, 2019

Good Race!

Well organised, the volunteers were great cheering the runners on.

Sarah Kelly / Mar 10, 2019

Excellent experience

This was both my first experience with run-through and my first half marathon in England after living for many years in weird and wonderful places across Eastern Europe. I have to say I was delighted with everything. I had to change my date and location-no problem. I needed early information about check in times and storage for personal belongings-no problem. On the day? Everything was perfectly organised, and what a team of volunteers; they made sure that everything went well. Thank you, I'll be back!

John Barker / Mar 10, 2019

Well organised quick course.

Grant Thornhill / Mar 10, 2019

Really fun event with great course.

I really enjoyed this event as it was so chill and had a great course with really clear directions. Helpful!

Emma Casey / Mar 10, 2019

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