Race Information – Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k

Chase The Sun QE Olympic Park 5k & 10k
Wednesday 4th May 2022
Address: Timber Lodge Cafe, 1A Honour Lea Avenue, London, E20 1DY

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///hips.couch.soup for exact event village location)

The event will be taking place in the NORTH PARK, with the Event Village located near the Timber Lodge Cafe.

Start Times:
7:00pm

Race Packs

**ALL RACE PACKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED ON THE DAY**

Collection Times:
5:30 – 6:30pm

All entries will be assigned a number at registration. To collect your number you need to make your way down to the collection desks on Wednesday evening. It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number. 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 be attached to the bottom of your race bib. Please remove the strip and attach it to your shoe shiny side up 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).

ENTRY LIST HERE

IMPORTANT:

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!

Travel

Address: Timber Lodge Cafe, 1A Honour Lea Avenue, London, E20 1DY
(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///hips.couch.soup for exact event village location)

DETAILED TRAVEL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE

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.

Toilets

For this event, we will use the Timber Lodge Cafe toilets. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.

Baggage

We will have an informal baggage drop for this event. 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 it to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.

During the race

There will be marshals all around the course as well as KM signs and arrows. The course is 2 laps for the 5k and 4 laps for the 10k on the roads/paths in the park. Please keep count of your laps during the race.

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

Please discard any water bottles or rubbish near the course signs and bins during the race.

Please be aware that this is a nighttime race. We recommend wearing high visibility and reflective clothing.

SEE COURSE MAP HERE

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 available here after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.

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 RunThrough Chat group on Facebook.

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

Spectators

Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support runners.

​Refreshments

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

COVID-19 NHS APP

We recommend downloading the NHS COVID-19 App onto your phone if you haven’t already before the race. Find out more HERE.

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 Love Corn which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

RunThrough Kit

Powered by RunThrough, RT Kit provides the level of quality and style in its running clothing that you’d expect from a brand that has become synonymous with running over the last decade.

If you have purchased an item of RT Kit with your race entry, please head to the RT Kit stall on the day of your race, with your email order confirmation and we will have your item ready for collection!