Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k - April

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About
Stretch your legs after work with this superb mid-week event. Great for runners of all levels, the course gives competitors the chance to run around the famous site of the 2012 Olympics. Come for the inspirational scenery or for the finisher's medal.
Participants
10k, and 5k
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Calendar
Wed 13th Apr 2022
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London, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Elevation

<5m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, UK
Start times
5k:
7:00pm |
10k:
7:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k - April
5k
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5km
Route
2 Loops
£24.00
10k
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10km
Route
4 Loops
£24.00
Route information
The course starts and finishes by the iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit and winds its way through the famous Olympic Park before looping around the London Stadium. Runners will feel like Olympians as they race past the iconic Olympic Rings.
  • 5k - 2 laps
  • 10k - 4 laps
Course marshals will be stationed at all crucial points throughout the race and there are refreshment stations on the course.
Runner's aren't tied to the distances they've signed up for. You can choose to switch races on the day.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Marshalled course
  • Refreshment station
  • Aid station
  • Bag drop
  • Free official event photos
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, UK
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By Public Transport
The closest stations to the park are Stratford, Stratford International, Hackney Wick, Pudding Mill and Leyton.
Regular bus services run from Central London into Stratford City bus station.
Parking
There is paid parking available in Westfield Stratford City.
Event day logistics
19:00 10k & 5k start
*More information about race day specifics will be sent out to those registered.
Registration
The event village and registration will be located next to the London Stadium right in front of the ArcelorMittal Orbit (giant red structure directly outside the London Stadium).
Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time in order to complete the registration process and warm up.
Age Requirements
Runners for the 5k must be aged 11 or over and runners for the 10k must be aged 15 or over.
Bag Drop
There will be a secure area where bags can be left, though it is recommended that you bring as little baggage as possible. Your bag tag is attached to your race number which you can tear off and attach to your bag.
Refreshments
There will be water stations at the 5k point of the race and at the finish where flapjacks and bananas will be waiting for finishers.
Headphones
It is not recommended that you wear headphones during the race so you stay alert to what is going on around you and hear the encouragement from marshals and spectators. There will also be pedestrians on the paths you'll be running who you'll need to be aware of.
Race Results
Your race timings will be published on the RunThrough results page after the race.
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Spectator Info
This event is great for spectators, who can watch their friends and family race in these awesome Olympic surroundings.
The looped nature of the route means you can cheer athletes off from the start and welcome them in at the end.
FAQ's
Is baggage storage available at the Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k - April?
There is secure storage onsite, however in the interest of space it is recommended that you bring as little extra baggage as possible.
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When can I see my time for the Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k - April?
Race results will be posted on the RunThrough results page after the event.
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Where will the photographs be uploaded after Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k - April?
Official photographs will be made available on RunThrough's Facebook page after the race.
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Are there age restrictions for Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k - April?
Yes, runners for the 5k must be aged 11 or over and runners for the 10k must be aged 15 or over.
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