Looking for a flat half marathon to get your pacing perfect, practice your speed endurance and bag a PB result?
This half in East London's super-cool Victoria Park, offers the opportunity to get top quality marathon training, with it's wide tree-lined, super-smooth flat pathways and support from runners at all paces to help drive you to a brilliant race result. You'll find yourself flying mile after mile towards a confidence boosting half marathon performance.
Marathon training for a big Spring event? Use this half to build some speed endurance, extending from your 10K performances.
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!
When: Sunday 15 March 2020 at 09:30.
Where: Burdett-Coutts Drinking Memorial Fountain, Victoria Park, London. E9 7DD.
Pricing: £25 Unaffiliated, £23 Affiliated, £0 Gold Members.
Entry on the Day: Subject to a £2 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).
Age Requirements: Participants must be aged 17 or over on the day of the race.
Registration: From 08:30 to 09:15.
Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.
Route: The course is yet to be finalised but is currently expected to consist of 6 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.
Spectators: Spectators can either stay at the start/finish area or watch from anywhere on the lap to see runners pass multiple times.
Licensing: This race will be licensed with UK Athletics and the results submitted to Run Britain within a week of the race.
Pacers: Pacers will not be offered at this race.
Bag Drop: Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, 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 distance markers where necessary.
Water Stations: There will be water stations on the route at the finish and at the lap point, at which water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.
Goody Bag: All runners will receive refreshments and snacks on finishing the race.
Refreshments: Refreshments will not be available at this event.
Changing/Showers: There are no changing rooms or showers at this event.
Lost Property: Lost property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.
Results: Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and, where possible/practical, timing print-outs will be available at the race. In all cases, results will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.
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 (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females. Where possible, we will endeavour to present individual race prizes as soon as validated on the day.
T-shirts are available for purchase during the order process and, subject to availability, at the race for £8 (cash only). Please note that pre-purchased T-shirts must be collected at one of the races listed in the product description and will not be available for collection at any other events.
Directions: Please visit the park website for further information on getting to the race.
Parking: On-site parking will not be available, please use public transport where available.
Buggies/Pushchairs: This race is suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs. You will be asked to sign a disclaimer, start at the back of the field and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the race.
Wheelchair Users: This race is suitable for wheelchair users. You may be asked to start at the front of the field 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the race.
Earphones/Headphones: Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at this event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.
Event Time-Limit: Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area(s) after approximately 3 hours to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time.
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