Bank Holiday 5K and Children's 2K Fun Run

Barking Road Runners' ELVIS 5K race:


Monday 28th August 2017


Barking Park


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

Entry fee:

£8 (£6 affiliated) in advance or £10 (£8 affiliated) on the day. Free entry to the children's fun run.

Enter online now, using EntryCentral. The closing date for online entries is Friday, 25th August 2017. The minimum age for entry is 16 years old. Runners under the age of 18 on the day of the race must use the postal entry form.

Postal entries are available by emailing The closing date for postal entries is Friday, 18th August 2017.

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

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. 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 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.


Toilets (incl. for the disabled) and changing rooms will be available near the start/finish area.

Results and prizes

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.

Prizes will be awarded for the following:

A summary of the prize winners at last year's race are here and the full results for all runners are here.

Other information about the race

The race is open to all runners, provided that they are at least 11 years' old on the day of the race.

Our race is sponsored by Sports Massage Therapy, Romford (07941 643083) and Runners Need Romford. The race is also part of the ELVIS series of local races, which are sponsored by Phil Hernon of Catalina Re.

Children's fun run

After the race has finished, there will also be a free 2K fun run for children!

Any questions?

For further information, please send an e-mail to