Victoria Park Summer 10k
Get your flattest, fastest race performance of the season in East London's super-cool Victoria Park. Personal bests happen here! Why not improve your 10k form in one of London's most famous parks, with the backdrop of glorious Summer sunshine?
In Victoria Park, with it's wide tree-lined, super-smooth pathways, you'll find yourself flying kilometre by kilometre amongst runners of all abilities to help drive you to a brilliant race result.
With a unique souvenir medal and a goody bag to help get yourself refuelled and replenished, you won't find a better value race experience in a central London park. Plus, you'll find more pubs and great eateries within walking distance of the finish line than anywhere else!
08:30 to 09:15
We’re pleased to confirm that we’re hoping to offer carefully adapted, smaller and simplified events from September onwards.
Following updated guidance from the UK Government and the governing bodies who license our events - UK Athletics and British Triathlon - we’re working on the details to determine which events could safely take place. There’s a quick reference list on what we know so far at the bottom of this page but if you see an event open for entry on our website it means we are planning for that event to take place.
We know how important races and organised runs are to every runner. We understand that for some, the return of events can’t come soon enough. For others, taking part in an event still holds significant concerns.
It’s not going to be quite like it was before. Things will have to be a little different for a while. But the benefits of committing to a goal, running with others and that finish line feeling will be all the greater for the recent challenges we’ve all overcome.
Specific details on each of our events
We’re carefully adapting our event plans – from getting there to going home. We’re thinking through every detail that makes events feel great to work out what the safer alternatives are. Whilst the specific details for individual events are changing, all events will incorporate a range of fundamental changes to ensure a socially-distanced and contact-free event, the details of which are summarised below. Sadly, it is likely that some events will not be possible under these new requirements and in those cases we’ll announce their cancellation and explain why. Each event is different, so where they do go ahead we’ll explain what’s changed and why it’s all in place to keep everyone safe. We’ll also summarise everything you need to know in a final ‘Event Information’ email, sent a few days before your event day. If you have a question before entering, we’re here to help.
What to expect at events that go ahead:
Small and scheduled staggered/rolling wave starts
Contact-free registration with race pack by mail.
Simplified bag drop measures where available
Covid-secure water stations although self-sufficiency is advised Safe pick-up for medals and snacks
Bookable time windows from getting there to going home to control capacity.
Thank you for your support and understanding over these four months. We’ve missed you! That finish line feeling will be worth the wait. #SeeYouOnTheStartLine
Burdett-Coutts Drinking Memorial Fountain, Victoria Park, London. E9 7DD.
Bag Drop: You can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number.
Toilets: Portable toilets will be available for use throughout the event.
Race Marshals: Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race.
Distance Markers: The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and Km markers where necessary.
Water Stations: There will be water stations on the route at the finish and at the lap point, passed twice during the race, at which water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.
Goody Bag: All runners will receive a goody bag on finishing the race.
Medals: All finishers will receive a medal on completing the race.
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories
The course consists of 3-laps with a short out and back, all on tarmac pathway, and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.
On-site parking will not be available, please use public transport where available.
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