The City v Wharf 5k Run Challenge

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Lace up for a battle between the two major business regions in London. This event is the ideal way to break up your working week and the 5k distance is perfect for both advanced and beginner runners. So grab your shoes and head to Victoria Park for a cracking afternoon and your finisher's medal.
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5k
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Calendar
Thu 16th Sep 2021
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London, United Kingdom
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Elevation

<5m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Victoria Park, Grove Rd, London E3 5TB, UK
Start times
Thu 16th Sep 2021
5k:
12:30pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The City v Wharf 5k Run Challenge
5k
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5km
£20.00
Route information
This event must be the greatest run challenge between our Capitals two business districts. It will be a cracking afternoon and 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.
Throughout your time on-site there will be music, food for sale, free water, an MC and live results. You will be able to keep an eye on results throughout the day as these will go live to the leaderboard so you can see how you and your company are placed.
What's included
  • Unique themed medal
  • Post race goodies
  • Instant / live results
  • Chip timing
  • Awards for top finishers
  • Marshalled course
  • Toilets
  • Bag drop
  • Water
  • Music
  • Food for sale
Train
How to get there
Victoria Park, Grove Rd, London E3 5TB, UK
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By Car
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.
Parking
There is no dedicated parking at Victoria Park, so be sure to factor this into your journey.
By Train
  • Nearest underground stations: Bow Road or Mile End
  • Nearest rail station: Hackney Wick station
Event day logistics
Available Start Times
12:30
13:30
17:30
18:15
Please select your chosen start time when choosing your ticket.
On the day please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your chosen start time.
Race Pack
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.
Prizes
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.
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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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