CHASE THE SUN OLYMPIC PARK 5k & 10k – WEDNESDAY 9th MAY
Start area location: ArcelorMittal Orbit (giant red structure directly outside the Olympic Stadium)
Race address: ArcelorMittal Orbit, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 2AD
Start Time: 7pm
All pre-entries will be assigned a number. Your number will be assigned on Tuesday, if you remember this number it will make collection super quick on the day.
To collect them you need to make your way down to the numbers desk between 6.05pm - 6.45pm. It will take around 15 minutes to collect number and drop your bag off. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day. You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt. If you have your own pins then that would be great but we will have supplies if needed. Your timing chip will also be in the envelope, this needs to be attached to your shoe as per the instructions on the back of the chip. Please make sure you keep your number on at all times during the race. At the finish you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).
You will find instructions on the back of your chip for how to attach it to your shoe correctly (as below):
We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, all you have to do show you number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.
There will be water provided at the 5k point of the race, and water at the finish. There will also be bananas & flapjacks waiting for you at the finish.
During the race
There will be marshals all around the course as well as km signs and arrows. The course is two laps for the 5k and four laps for the 10k on the roads/paths in the park. You can see the course map HERE. Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public using the park.
Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.
We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.
Public transport is the best and easiest way to get to and from the Park – by train, underground, bus or bicycle.
The nearest train, tube and bus stops are at Stratford, Stratford International, Hackney Wick, Pudding Mill and Leyton stations. See the Park Map for more details HERE
If you are exiting out of Stratford Underground Station – take escalator or lift up to ‘The Street’ (which is the outdoor part of Westfield Shopping Centre) – follow it along, bear right at Fountain Square toward John Lewis and then left at Jamie’s Italian. At the end of the passage, cross the road into the Park.
Tube and Train
The nearest stations are Stratford station and Stratford International station and both provide step-free access from entrance to platform. Stratford station is served by:
• Docklands Light Railway (DLR) • Jubilee and Central lines • National Rail services operated by Greater Anglia and c2c • London Overground services
Stratford International station is served by:
• Docklands Light Railway (DLR) • Southeastern High Speed 1 services
You can also enter the Park via Hackney Wick station which is on the London Overground.
More information is available at www.tfl.gov.uk.
- The 388 bus runs between Blackfriars in central London and Stratford City near the station entrance, going through the Park and stopping at the Copper Box Arena and Westfield Avenue near the London Aquatics Centre.
- The 308 bus runs between Clapton to Wanstead via Stratford City near the station entrance and Celebration Avenue in East Village.
- The 339 bus runs between Leytonstone and Shadwell, with stops at Stratford City near the station entrance, the London Aquatics Centre, and on Carpenters Road at King’s Yard before exiting the Park at White Post Lane.
- The D8 bus runs between Crossharbour and Stratford International bus station, going through the Park including Carpenters Road and Pool Street (by the London Aquatics Centre).
Stratford bus station and Stratford City bus station are both located in close proximity to Stratford station.
More information is available at www.tfl.gov.uk.
Paid parking is available in Westfield Stratford City. More information HERE.
Things to note!
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