CHASE THE SUN OLYMPIC PARK 5k & 10k – WEDNESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2019
Start area location: ArcelorMittal Orbit (giant red structure directly outside the Olympic Stadium)
Race address: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2AD
Start Time: 7pm
All pre-entries will be assigned a number. Your number will be assigned on Wednesday morning, 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).
When you collect 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!
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.
Eastnine will be warming you all up on Wednesday evening! Here is a message from the team:
Feeling race ready? You’ve done the hard part – now it’s nearly time to reap the rewards! Eastnine share some pre-race tips to get you feeling your best at the start line. We can’t wait to see you there…good luck! Click HERE to see their race tips.
There will be water provided on every lap of the race, and at the finish line alongside bananas and of course flapjacks!
Good Luck with the run on Wednesday from Team ACTIPH. ACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water with the highest pH in Europe. Through a unique ionisation process, our purified spring water is infused with a blend of electrolytes and supercharged to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH9+. 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. All ACTIPH bottles are 100% recyclable and BPA free including the cap and label which makes us unique to other bottled waters and we believe gives us a clear sustainability advantage. Please remember to recycle in a recycling bin after the race. Take your hydration to a higher level and grab a bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line.
Good luck from Quaker! Quaker Porridge to Go squares contain the same amount of oats as a bowl of porridge* and come in three delicious flavours. Delicious enjoyed hot or cold, Quaker Porridge to Go squares are perfect for a breakfast on the go. Grab your Porridge to Go square at the finish line! *Contains same amount of oats as a 27g sachet of Quaker Oat So Simple porridge. To find our more about Quaker, head to their website HERE.
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 below:
Please be aware that we have a lead bike on the front of each race. In the event that the course is a multi lap course, be aware that the lead bike might catch up behind you, and will be communicating which side the bike will be passing. In the interest of safety to yourself, other runners, pedestrians and our marshals, it is very important that instructions are listened to, and that if you are wearing headphones, your music is at a level that will allow you to hear instructions clearly.
Also, 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!
For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/runthrough and ‘Check In’ on race day or on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/runthroughuk / @runthroughuk use the hashtag #RunThroughUK in the build up to the race
If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages and the best ones will feature on our page!
Please email [email protected] with any questions.