Race Information – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 5k & 10k

QE Olympic Park Santa 5k & 10k
Sunday 11th December 2022

Address:

Address: Olympic Park North Park, Waterden Road, London, E15 2EE

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///wisdom.chat.clear for exact event village location)

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

 

Start Time:

9:30am

Race pack Collection

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

All entries will be assigned a number at registration.
To collect your number, make your way down to the collection desks on Saturday Morning.
It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number, so please arrive early.

You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt.

Your timing chip will be attached to the bottom of your race bib and 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).

Collection Times:

8:00 – 9:00am

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!

Race Start

Each race will have a warm up in the event village 15 minutes prior to the start time.
After the warm up, estimated finish times will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation.

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 within the litter zones located just passed the water station on each lap of the race.

SEE COURSE MAP 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.

Travel

Address: Olympic Park North Park, Waterden Road, London, E15 2EE
(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///wisdom.chat.clear 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.

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 portable toilets in the Event Village. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.

Baggage

Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event.
There will be an informal bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.
Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.

​Refreshments

There is a water station located on each lap of the course. Please help yourself to this as you pass this.

There will also be water available at the finish. In order to avoid congestion on the course, we recommend bringing your own water.

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, which will be made available on our Photos Page after the race.

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 from the event village.

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!