Olympic Park 5k & 10k Race Information

OLYMPIC PARK 5K & 10K
Saturday 19th September 2020
Address: Olympic Park North Park, Waterden Road, London, E15 2EE
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PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DIFFERENT LOCATION TO OUR USUAL OLYMPIC PARK EVENTS. PLEASE USE THE ADDRESS TO FIND THE EVENT VILLAGE AND LOOK OUT FOR MARSHALS AND WAYFINDING SIGNAGE FROM WESTFIELDS.

The event will be taking place in the NORTH PARK, with the Event Village at Hopkin’s Field – next to Waterden Road & HereEast.

Event village location pictured below:

Start Times:

9:00am -10k Wave 1 – Red Bibs & Light Blue Bibs – (sub 55min)
10:15am – 10k Wave 2 – Black Bibs & Yellow Bibs – (sub 90mins)
12pm – 5k Race – Purple Bibs – (sub 45mins)

PLEASE NOTE: THE TIMINGS FOR THE RACE MAY DIFFER TO PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED BUT ARE REQUIRED TO GET YOU ALL STARTED SAFELY AND ALIGN WITH OUR COVID-19 PROTOCOLS.

Please listen closely to all marshal instructions and remember to keep a safe distance from the runners around you as you are guided to the start line.

Please note: you will be set off in waves based on the estimated finish time entered at the checkout. 

As you will be aware our events have been modified to ensure we can adhere to social distancing and the guidelines issued by RunBritain and UK Sport. You can see the full guidance issues by RunBritain online HERE.

Please familiarise yourself with the measures that will be in place at the event HERE.

Thank you for your cooperation with the new regulations in place at the event, these are necessary to ensure a safe environment and mean that we can continue to provide race opportunities.

If you have been in an affected place, been in contact with someone with coronavirus or had any symptoms in the last 14 days please refrain from attending the race. For further guidance please visit the NHS website HERE.

Race Packs 

If you entered before Monday 14th September, you will receive a race pack in the post. If you entered after, a pack will be waiting for you to collect on the day. If you are expecting a pack in the post and do not receive it by Friday 18th September, please contact us.

Check your wave and start time HERE.

You will not be able to run without a race number and chip.

NO CHIP MEANS NO TIME.

Race Start 

The colour of your race number will relate to the wave you are starting in. This has been determined by the estimated finish time given when signing up.

Within the event village you will see the directional signage guiding to the start line. Each start area will be marked out to help prepare you all into your start formations with help from the marshals. When arriving please familiarise yourself with the start area.

Each wave will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation with 4 runners, all 2m apart, being started every 10 seconds.

YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHANGE WAVES.

Toilets

For this event we will use portaloos. Lining up for these toilets will be socially distanced. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.

Hygiene Stations

There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event village and start/finish area for all participants to use throughout the event. These will have hand sanitiser, wipes, spray, tissue and bins for the disposal of any tissue or litter.

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 4 laps for the 10k on the roads/paths in the park. You can see the course map HERE.

If you need to overtake on the course please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner in front.

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.

Spectators

Please be aware that due to social distancing and restrictions enforced upon us we ask that you do not bring any spectators with you to the event.

Refreshments

Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course, there will be a very limited amount of water at the water station. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

Baggage

There will no formal baggage drop within the event village. Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and if possible leave anything in a car or with friends during the race. This is in order to reduce contact between runners and staff.

After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal and Kind Snack bar which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.

Results

Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.

Pictures

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.

Travel

Address: Olympic Park North Park, Waterden Road, London, E15 2EE
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Public transport is the best and easiest way to get to and from the Park – by train, underground, bus or bicycle. Please be sure to follow all current Government guidelines with regards to PPE & personal hygiene when using public transport.
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
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.
Car
Paid parking is available in Westfield Stratford City. More information HERE.

Getting Here on Foot


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

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Twitter @runthroughuk use the hashtag #Runthroughuk in the build-up to the race.

If you want to talk all things running before and after the event join our RunThroughUKChat group on Facebook.

If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!

If you had any further questions please take a look at our COVID-19 specific FAQ’s page HERE or contact us by email at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!

The RunThrough Team 🙂