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Midweek 5 Mile

The Midweek 5 race is our annual club race, and part of the ELVIS series of events.

Date: Tuesday 4th June 2024

Start: 19:30

Location: Raphael Park, Romford, RM2 5PA

Entry fee: £10 affiliated / £12 unaffiliated

Online entry open HERE:

Entry limit: 300 runners

2023 Results: Here


The next race is planned for:

7:30pm Tuesday 4th June 2024.

Getting There

  • Pedestrian access to Raphael Park main entrance is off Main Road, Romford.

  • Parking - No parking in Raphael Park itself, but limited places are available in the adjacent Lodge Farm car park.  Local streets around the Parkway have plenty of parking capacity, but please be considerate and take note of any restrictions.

  • Transport - Romford Railway station is about a mile away.  Buses 174, 347 and 498 go to the park, but please consult TfL for latest info.

Race Info

  • Registration - By the tennis courts off Parkway RM2 5PA - What 3 Words ///arch.extra.dogs

  • Race Numbers - Collect on the day

  • Start - the race will start at 19:30 by the cafe. Runners will be placed in pens before the race so that faster runners are at the front and slower runners to the rear. This helps ensure a safe start. 

  • Finish - The finish is on a short stretch of grass by tennis hut

  • Water - Water will be available at the finish and the half-way point

  • Toilets - In the park, approximately 100 metres from the Registration point

  • Changing - No changing facilities in the park

  • Baggage - Can be left at the finish area at your own risk


  • Two laps of the park with approx 400 metres outside the park (twice). Tarmac paths and pavement, with a water station at half way. On some sections of the park paths, there will be runners going in both directions, so please obey marshals' instructions.

  • On the stretch outside the park, the route runs on a public road.  Keep to the left of the pavement during the race. Take care when overtaking and make way for faster runners and beware of cars reversing out of drives.

  • If you need to stop or walk for any reason, please move to the side of the course, so as not to impede other runners. Instructions issued by the Race Marshals, who will be wearing fluorescent yellow bibs, MUST be obeyed. They will advise you of any hazards.

  • No dogs, accompanying vehicles or cycles are allowed on the course (with the exception of the organisers lead bike).


  • The Midweek 5 is run under UK Athletics Rules - England Athletics licence No: 2024-26555

  • The course has been officially measured.   Course Number: 24/229  Course Accuracy Certificate serial# 24-492

  • This race is part of the ELVIS series

Chip Timing

  • Service provided by Krono:sports

  • Two times are recorded. The first is the Gun Time. It’s the official race time and is the time that the runner takes to complete the course from the time the gun was fired. The second is the Chip Time. This records the time that the runner actually takes from crossing the start line to crossing the finish line. The difference between the two times is the time elapsed from when the Starting signal sounds and the runner crosses the start line.  As far as the rules of athletics are concerned the Gun Time is the important time, and this is what the results and prizes are based on. The chip time though is important for the individual runner in assessing their performance in the race.

Race Number

  • Please ensure that you secure your race number to the front of your running vest.

  • All competitors must complete the Important Runner Information on the back of the race number.

  • If you have a medical condition which will need consideration should you be taken ill, please mark the front of your number with a black cross.

  • If you feel unwell before the race, or have not been well for a few days prior to the event, please do not start, remember there is always another year. 

  • Race numbers must not be passed on to another runner - this will lead to disqualification.


  • In line with UK race rules the wearing of headphones is forbidden during the race - any runner not complying with these rules is liable to disqualification.

  • This advice is for your own safety and that of other road users. Without your co-operation it is not possible to hold a race on public roads.


Results & Trophies

  • Results will be published shortly after the race.

  • Trophies will be awarded to:

    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male

    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Female

    • 1st unplaced MV40, MV50,MV60, MV70

    • 1st unplaced FV40, FV50, FV60, FV70

  • No runner to receive more than one individual trophy.

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