Race Information – Olympic Park 5k & 10k (NP)

RACE INFORMATION

QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK 5K & 10K – SUNDAY 8th JULY 2018

Event Postcode: E20 1DY 

This event is in the North Park starting by the Timber Lodge Cafe, as shown on the map below: 
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Race address: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 1a Honour Lea Avenue, London E20 1DY

Start times: 

5k – 9:30am 
​10k – 9:35am

You can decide whether you run the 5k or 10k on the day!

Race Numbers

SEE ENTRY LIST HERE

All pre-entries will be assigned a number and will be collected on the day along with your timing chip.

To collect them you need to make your way down to the numbers desk between 8:30am-9:20am. 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).

You will find instructions on the back of your chip for how to attach it to your shoe correctly (as below):

Chip Instructions

Baggage

We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. We have tear off baggage labels that can be attached to your bag. To collect, all you have to do is hand over your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.

Refreshments

We have water mid-race & post race as well if required. We also have flapjacks and bananas post race, and there are also a number of cafes / food vendors on site.

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During the race

The course is within the park, taking in the sights of the Olympic Park. 1.5 laps for 5k, 3 laps for 10k. Start and finish is located by the bridge between the Copper Box Arena and the Timber Lodge Cafe. Course map:

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Toilets

There will be portaloos within the event village for you to use.

Spectators

There are multiple points on the course to watch the runners and cheer friends and family on.

Results

Results will be available on RunThrough.co.uk after the race.

Getting there

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

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.

Social Media 

Join our group on Facebook, RunThroughUK Chat HERE to ask us and our community any questions you like about the race or your training.

If you wanted to share your journey to the race or after the race with us on Instagram we are on @RunThroughUK and don’t forget to #RunThroughUK.

For updates leading up to the race and results, please check out our Twitter @RunThroughUK use the hashtag #RunThroughUK in the build-up to the race.

After the race check out our Snapchat story @RunThroughUK and try spot yourself.