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Sunday 10th February 2019

Address: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, ArcelorMittal Orbit, London, E20 2AD

(The big red structure)

Event Village open @ 7:30am

Race start @ 9:30am

Race Numbers

SEE ENTRY LIST HERE

All entries on or before Monday 28th January will be sent race packs in the post. If you DO NOT receive your pack by the end of the day on Thursday 7th February please get in touch and let us know at info@londonhalf.com. Please be sure to check your race pack contains your race number with detachable baggage label, race information leaflet and chip (as pictured). 

Those who entered after Monday 28th January will need to collect your race pack from the information tent in the event village (See event village map below). To collect your race pack, you need to make your way to the information desk between 7.30-8.45am. It will take around 10 minutes to collect number and drop your bag off. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day.

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You 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 spares at the information tent 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 and chip on at all times during the race. At the finish you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).

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When you receive your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner Information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!

All runners who receive a race pack in the post will have been allocated a wave. Those who entered after Monday 28th January will be assigned a wave when collecting your race pack on the morning of the event.  

The waves will be as follows:
Wave 1 (Light blue)
Wave 2 (Pink)
Wave 3 (Grey)
Wave 4 (Yellow)
Wave 5 (Navy)
Wave 6 (Purple)
Wave 7 (Orange)

PLEASE CHECK THAT THE COLOUR RACE BIB CORRESPONDS TO THE WAVE ASSIGNED TO YOU ON THE ENTRY LIST. IT IS CRUCIAL THAT YOU REMAIN IN THE WAVE YOU HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED AS THIS HELPS TO REDUCE CONGESTION ON THE COURSE AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE RACE. 

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ON Running

On is very excited to be sponsoring the first Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon!

The Swiss running brand is the fastest growing globally, based in Zurich. It has one simple mission: put the fun in the run. On’s award winning patented technology combines the benefits of a soft training shoe and a firm racing shoe. The secret to this lies in the On’s “Clouds” – hollow pods that stretch back on impact to cushion the landing, then lock to form the solid foundation required for a powerful push-off.

Eight years after market launch, On is available from more than 4,000 specialist running stores in over 100 countries worldwide. See the full range of On products on their website HERE.

Up & Running

Up & Running are proud sponsors of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon! Up & Running will be retailing within the event village so do head over see what they have got. Also take advantage of the exclusive 15% OFF discount on shoes when showing your race confirmation in the Surbiton Store. Find out more and see the products stocked on their website HERE.

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Enertor

We will be joined by the team from Enertor who will be on hand to give you advice on any running injuries or niggles. With 20 years’ experience helping to reduce injures, Enertor have the latest shock-absorption technology in their insoles for injury protection, pain-relief and increased performance – visit them for some free advice how their insoles could help!

Fitty

Fitty London’s just-launched Running Box has nine must-have products to help you run more efficiently, and recover even quicker. From Stance Socks to GU Energy Gels, it’s the ultimate box of motivation for beginners and seasoned marathoners alike. Fitty will also be giving out prizes to the top three male and female runners after the race.

Use code ‘RUNTHROUGH‘ on their website HERE to enjoy 20% off!

MISSFITS

MISSFITS will be sampling their great tasting, all natural, low sugar, everyday protein products within the event village. Don’t forget to head over and have a try!! For further information on all the products they have on offer, take a look at their website HERE.

Pics Peanut Butter

Pics Peanut Butter have kindly donated some goodies for you all to try, so don’t forget to try yours in your goodie bag at the end of the race! To find out more about Pics Peanut Butter, take a look at their website HERE.

Love Corn

Love Corn have kindly provided some post race goodies for you all to try and can be collected from the finish line alongside water, bananas and of course flapjacks! To check out more of their product, see their website HERE.

Eat Natural 

Eat Natural believe that real taste comes naturally so at our Makery in Essex we gently roast, mix and bake our ingredients in small batches so every bar is the best it can be and tastes just the way it ought to. Keep your eyes peeled for your well-deserved treat in your goodie bag to help you refuel after your run! For more information about East Natural products visit their website HERE.

Jointace

Vitabiotic have kindly supplied samples of their Jointace Gel, an advanced massage gel for healthy joints and muscles, for you all to try post race. Jointace Gel’s unique formula represents a major advance in gels designed to help support sports people and help maintain general joint health. Find out more online HERE.

Baggage

We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage (as pictured above). There will be a detachable baggage label at the bottom of your race number that you will need to attach to your bag. To collect your bag after the race all you have to do is show your race number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your belongings.

Toilets 

There will be plenty of portaloos within the event village (as pictured above) for you to use before and after the race. There will also be toilets located around the 8 mile mark on the course to use during the race.

Refreshments

There will be 3 water stations along the course at miles 3, 6.5 and 10 as well as at the finish line where you can collect your medal, t-shirt and goodie bag.

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There will also be a fuel station powered by GU Energy, the official nutrition partner of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon, with energy gels for you to grab at each water station if you need that extra boost! GU Energy are offering all racers 40% off the full range of great GU products.

Just enter code londonhalf40 into the promo code space at checkout and you will receive 40% off your order of GU products. Just go to GUenergy.co.uk to get started!

Good Luck for the run from Team ACTIPH

ACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water. We surcharge purified water through ionisation and add a unique blend of electrolytes to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH of 9.0+. ACTIPH is the healthy choice as you restore and maintain your natural balance, enabling you to live life to the fullest and get the most out of every day.

Grab your bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line!!

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The course

The race will start and finish in the same location next to the event village. There will be yellow signs marking each mile along the course and along with arrows to direct you along the way there will be plenty of marshals to keep you going all the way to the finish.

As this is a road closed race we strongly advise against wearing headphones to ensure that you are alert to all marshal instructions throughout the race.

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You can watch a video of the course HERE

Meet your pacers!

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Thank you to the amazing RunArchy team who will be at the event to pace you all to those well deserved personal best times. Take a look at the full list of pacers and the times they will be helping you reach!

There will be pacers with ON running flags to identify them for every 10 minute interval between 1:30 and 3:00 (1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40, 2:50 & 3:00).

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We will also have additional pacers identifiable by their RunArchy t-shirts with the times stated on the back who will cover every 5 minute interval between each flag (1:35, 1:45, 1:55, 2:05, 2:15, 2:25, 2:35, 2:45 & 2:55).

HOW TO GET THERE

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.

BUS

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.

CAR

Paid parking is available in Westfield Stratford City.

More information HERE.

Spectators

Queen Elizabeth Park is an incredible venue and as the course takes in the whole venue spectators are able to roam the course to watch their runners. Please be wary of runners on the course and listen to any marshal instructions given. You can see the course map HERE.

Results

Results will be run live on the LondonHalf.com website so you can see your official time as soon as you cross the finish line! If you have any questions or queries regarding your time please do contact us at info@londonhalf.com.

Pictures

We will have a couple of photographers taking a few snaps of the race, which will be uploaded to the London Half Facebook page shortly after the race, so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself. All race photos are free for you to save and share as you wish!

Things To Note!

There WILL be pedestrians in the Park, please be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and dogs. We have marshals and signs around the course, but please 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.

Social Media 

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Facebook @LondonHalf and follow us on Instagram @EastLondonHalf use the hashtag #EastLondonHalf in the build up to the race

Join our group on Facebook, RunThroughUK Chat and talk all things running with us!

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