24 September 2023
East London Runners Valentines 5K - ELVIS #8 (East London V Interclub Series)
East London Runners is pleased to host a great chip timed road race set in the scenic grounds of Valentines Park, Ilford. Full Licence ID: 2023-44970.
This is the 8th and final ELVIS race of the season. The course is flat and fast and will be run all on paths completely within the perimeter of the park and will be traffic free.  Since 2016 East London Runners has donated the race surplus including the cake stall proceeds to local charities, including ELHAP which will be our charity of choice again this year.


  • Race start: 10.30am, Sunday 24th September 2023
  • Race HQ: In the park near the Melbourne Road Entrance, IG1 4LG 
  • Race packs will be available for collection by your club representatives between 9.30am and 10.00am - your timing chip will be attached to your race number
  • NO TRANSFERS prior to, or on race day. Unofficial transfers will be removed from the final results. Entries on the day accepted till 10.00am at the price of £12 for Affiliated runners and £14 for non-Affiliated ones.

We are proudly inclusive of all members of the LGBT+ community and we welcome entrants as female, male and non-binary.  UKA rules dictate that only male and female runners qualify for ranking purposes, however all non-binary times will be captured in the overall race results. You can read more in UKA's Non-binary Guidance for Road Race Organisers.  Prizes will not be awarded to non-binary runners.  

This year's race is sponsored by LSM Clinic, who offer specialised sport & remedial massage treatments from its two locations in Leyton and Walthamstow. Your race entry includes a 10% off a runner's MOT with report at Leyton Sports Massage.

There is pay parking (RingGo) available in the park (£3.50 per day) and in the local streets.  We request that you leave your vehicle with consideration for the park’s neighbours.
Local buses and trains by can be located here.


  • Toilets are located within the park.
  • Bags can be left near the registration area at owner's own risk. First aiders will be available around the course for your safety. If you feel ill or notice anyone else in distress, please inform a marshal.
  • Gender-neutral toilets are located at Valentines mansion cafe.

A two lap flat and fast 5 km course run all on paths completely within the perimeter of the park and will be traffic free.  Other park users will be using the park so please take care, and observe the marshals' instructions.  
Full Licence ID: 2023-44970.

The race is open to anyone over the age of 15. There is no upper age limit.

There will also be a FREE 2K fun run on the day for children under 15, weather permitting. Entries for the fun run will be on the day only.


  • Water will be available to all finishers .
  • Prizes will be awarded to the following categories:
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd individual male
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd individual female
  • 1st VM40, VM50, VM60, VM70 and VM80 individuals
  • 1st VF40, VF50, VF60,VF70 and VM80 individuals

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.  
We will also have a prize for a mixed team composed of the 3 first female and 3 first males of an affiliated club including at least 1 Vet for each gender.

Results will be posted on the ELR Club website, on the ELVIS Facebook page and on the ELVIS Clubs website

The race will use chip timing to give all runners an accurate individual time.  Official results will be based on gun times. 

Thanks a lot,
Alexandra, Vice-Chair and Race Director

 Event information
24 September 2023
Valentines Park
Melbourne Road Entrance
IG1 4LG Ilford
Great Britain
See map below
Registration is closed
5 km
Starts at 10:30

Price per participant
Price £10.00
5 km
Starts at 10:30

Price per participant
Price £12.00

East London Runners - Valentines 5K

  • Valentines Park
  • Melbourne Road Entrance
  • IG1 4LG Ilford
  • Great Britain

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