The City v Wharf 5k Run Challenge

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Enjoy an early autumn evening run in Victoria Park, slap bang in the middle of the two major business regions of London: The City and The Wharf. This event is the ideal way to break up your working week and the 5k distance is perfect for both advanced and beginner runners.
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Based on 1,000 participants

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<5m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Victoria Park, Grove Rd, London E3 5TB, UK
Start times
5k:
6:00pm
Races summary
5k
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5km
£20.00
Route information
This event must be the greatest run challenge between our Capital's two business districts. It will be a cracking evening and there will be prizes on offer for individual winners, fastest company (minimum of 5 runners per company), most runners from one company, and a number of other awards.
The event takes place in the historic Victoria Park and comprises of two loops, with the second smaller than the first. The route starts near the Crown Gate East and heads up to the far northern corner before circling back towards the start line for the second lap.
The course is almost entirely flat making it the perfect ground to set your next personal best.
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What's included
  • Unique themed medal
  • Post race goodies
  • Instant / live results
  • Chip timing
  • Awards for top finishers
  • Marshalled course
  • Toilets
  • Bag drop
  • Water
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How to get there
Victoria Park, Grove Rd, London E3 5TB, UK
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The event hub is located near the Crown Gate East entrance and there will be marshals there to guide you to the right place. Victoria Park can be accessed from the A12.
There is no dedicated parking at Victoria Park, so be sure to factor this into your journey.
  • Nearest underground stations: Bow Road or Mile End
  • Nearest overground station: Hackney Wick
Event day logistics
* Please arrive at least 15 to 30 minutes before the race is due to start.
Your race packs will be posted to you prior to the event and will include your race number and race timing chip which is attached to your running bib. Anyone registering within the last few days prior to the event will have to collect this at our registration tent at the event.
There will be somewhere to leave your bag during the race. Space is limited so please keep bags small. Please note that all bags are left at their own risk.
Toilets will be located at the event hub.
There will be trophies awarded for overall individual winners, fastest company (minimum of 5 runners per company), most runners from one company, and a number of other awards. Please note these will be presented during the week after the event as all results will need to be assessed.
Fix Events have over a decades worth of experience within the endurance events space, and organise over 70 events per year, varying from running to triathlons to charity events. Their events are well-known for their friendly atmosphere, which makes them great for participants of all abilities and they’re also hosted throughout all of the UK’s major cities - making them easily accessible to everyone. On top of their staple events calendar, the Fix have partnered with charities such as the Movember Foundation, where they delivered over 20 MoRuns throughout the month to thousands of runners.
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FAQ's
Is there bag storage at the The City vs. Wharf 5k Run Challenge?
There is a bag drop located next to the registration tents. However, space is very limited so travel as light as possible and ensure you arrive with plenty of time to spare.
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Will there be toilets at the The City vs. Wharf 5k Run Challenge?
Yes, and these will be located next to the event hub near the Crown East Gate.
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Is there parking at the The City vs. Wharf 5k Run Challenge?
There is no dedicated parking at Victoria Park, there may be street parking nearby - but this is certainly not guaranteed.
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What is The City vs. Wharf 5k Run Challenge?
This event is a 5k running event, and a friendly competition between The City and the Wharf.
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How does the competition work at The City vs. Wharf 5k Run Challenge?
There will be prizes on offer for individual winners, fastest company (minimum of 5 runners per company), most runners from one company, and a number of other awards.
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