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Barking Road Runners' Bank Holiday 5K

31 Aug 2020

Barking Road Runners' Bank Holiday 5K has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

Barking Road Runners' Bank Holiday 5K race is part of the ELVIS series of local races, which are sponsored by Phil Hernon.


Monday 31st August 2020.


Barking Park, Longbridge Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8TA.


10:30 am for the main race.  A children's 2K fun run will take place after the main race has been completed, approximately 11:30am.

Entry fee:

£10 (£8 affiliated) in advance or £12 (£10 affiliated) on the day, last entries at 10.00am to allow timing chips to be prepared. Please remember to bring your EA affiliation number if you wish to claim the £2 reduction.

Free entry to the children's fun run.

Bib numbers for all entries are to be collected on the day, by no later than 10:15 am.

The minimum age for entry is 13 years old.  Runners under the age of 18 on the day of the race must have parent's/guardian's permission.

Course description:

The race uses a 2-lap course, on asphalt paths. Note that the course is identical to that used by Barking parkrun.

The start line is near the tennis courts.  The course heads eastward for approximately 400 metres towards the allotments.  There is then a short curve to the left, followed by a sharp left-hand downhill turn, bringing you alongside the lake which you'll then run alongside.  Near the end of the lake, the course loops sharply round to the left, up a very slight incline, bringing you onto a tree-lined path running parallel with the lake. Once this path nears the start area, it curves round to the right.  Turning right at the tennis courts, you'll shortly take a sharp left turn that takes you on a large loop round the park's main field.  Halfway round the park's perimeter, you'll take a left-hand turn along a straight tree-lined path.  At the end of the first lap, you'll take a sharp right turn at the far end of this path, to resume the course as above; at the end of the second lap, you'll carry on straight ahead for a few metres, where you'll cross the finish line.

Getting to the park:

The park is approximately 15 minutes' walk from Barking station, which is served by the District and Hammersmith & City tube lines, the London Overground, and mainline C2C rail services.  There are also several bus routes stopping by or near the park.  Limited car parking will be available within the park, via the South Park Drive entrance.  There is another car park accessible via the main gate in Longbridge Road, but this may incur a charge.


Toilets and changing rooms (incl. for the disabled) will be available by the start and finish areas.

Prizes and results:

1st, 2nd, and 3rd individual male
1st, 2nd, and 3rd individual female
1st VM40, VM50, VM60 and VM70 individuals
1st VF40, VF50, VF60 and VF70 individuals
Male team (fastest three)
Female team (fastest three)

Runners awarded an individual prize for finishing in any of the overall top 3 places will be ignored when awarding the prizes for age categories.  Please note that, for 2019, the women's age categories have been made the same as those for the men.

The results will be published on the club's website as soon as possible after the race, and will also be uploaded to Power of 10.  The race will be held under UKA rules.  (UKA licence number 2019-36593.)

Any questions?

For further information, please send an e-mail to admin@barkingroadrunners.org.uk.

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26 Aug 2019£8.00£10.00

*Discounted for members of any of EA WA SA

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 31/08/2020

Status: Closed

Total Places: 400

Places Available: ??



Alison Fryatt

Barking Park Longbridge Road Barking Essex IG11 8TA