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Race Countdown

Grab your running shoes and sign up to the annual 10K race organised by the cancer charity Yes to Life , in London’s fabulous Victoria Park. What better way to spend a Sunday morning, running with like-minded people in beautiful surroundings, while also supporting a wonderful cause that makes a real difference to people’s lives.

The ultra-flat course on tarmac surfaces is easy for beginners and offers great PB potential for more experienced runners. With a certified 10K course you can be sure of accurate results, whatever your target.

Watch the Video of our 2017 Race

Arrival and registration

Registration starts at 10am at the Race Village and we recommend you arrive in good time.

There will be a warm up at the Race Village at 10:30am. Please note, there is a 10 minute walk from the Race Village to the start line.

Race Start: 11am

Closest Entrance: St Marks Gate, Victoria Park, Cadogan Terrace, London, E9 5HT

The blue pin on the map below shows St Marks Gate.

Travel and parking information

Nearest underground stations: Bow Road or Mile End
Nearest rail station: Hackney Wick station

From Bow Road: Turn right out of the station. Take the next left down Addington Road. Continue walking straight until you can turn right onto Tredegar Road. Take the third left onto Parnell Road – you can enter the park at the end of Parnell Road. It is around a 15-20 minute walk. Alternatively you can take bus 488 or 276 from Bow Bus Garage.

From Mile End station: Turn left and cross over Mile End Road. Turn right onto Grove Road – it’s about 20 minutes walk straight down. Alternatively, you can also walk most of the way through Mile End Park, which runs parallel to Grove Road. You will first arrive at the Crown Gates. Alternatively, on Grove Road you can catch bus 277 or 425 to the middle of the park.

From Hackney Wick station: Turn left out of the station, at the end of the road turn left onto Wallis Road. Follow Wallis Road, at the T-junction, use the footbridge to cross the A12. As you enter the park, turn left onto Cadogan Terrace and continue walking until you see the race start area.

Use TFL to help plan your journey

The park is easily accessible by both foot and cycle. Cycle parking is available in the park.

Things to note

There WILL be pedestrians, please be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and dogs. We will have marshals around the course and signs but this is not a road race, you have to pay very close attention to where you are going. We recommend you do not use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you.

There will be portable toilets for the purpose of the race, please do not use the café toilets.

We will be providing you with bottled water.

This course is wheelchair accessible with assistance.

Don’t forget to bring your friends and family along to support you.

Race Course
The route is mapped on the map below. Please note, there are 3 laps to the main circuit.

Fundraising Page

It would be amazing if you could get some people to sponsor you for the race.

Set up your Just Giving page via the button below.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions, call us on 020 3222 0587

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Affiliation and sponsorship



We are excited to announce Weleda UK will be supporting our 10K race with their ‘Muscle Rescue’ truck, giving runners free massages and goodie bags.


Yes to Life empowers people with cancer to make informed decisions about their cancer care options. We provide information to guide people through the confusing options for care and lifestyle choices. Our aim is to help them make informed choices. We simplify the complex and facilitate access to expert knowledge.
We provide information to guide people with cancer through the confusing options for care and lifestyle choices. Our aim is to help them make informed decisions. We simplify the complex and facilitate access to expert knowledge.  We quickly provide simple, straightforward information about what people with cancer can do right now to start making a positive difference to their wellbeing.  We offer individual support through our helpline and website, and information through blogs and publications, radio broadcasts, workshops and conferences. We also provide financial support in the form of grants for therapies, consultations, nutritional therapy and equipment, all of which help people to manage their condition.


Registration for the 2018 race will open in early 2018. To get priority news on the race, send your name and email address to: