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Escape from work to take part in this superb event around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This course is super flat, so it's good for novice runners at their first race as well as runners looking to get a PB. Come to break up the working week and earn your coveted "Chase the Sun" finisher's medal.
Participants
10k, 5k and Group of 6 Booking
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Calendar
Wed, 22 Jun 2022
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London, United Kingdom
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4.8
(11 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
London Way, London E20 2ST, UK
Start times
Wed, 22 Jun 2022
10k:
7:00pm |
5k:
7:00pm |
Group of 6 Booking:
7:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for RunThrough Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k – June
10k
Distance
10km
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4 Loops
£25.00
5k
Distance
5km
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2 Loops
£25.00
Group of 6 Booking
Distance
5km
£16.70
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
London Way, London E20 2ST, 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.
Race Pack
Race Packs must be collected on the day of the event, before the start of your race, from registration. Please be aware that you will not receive anything in the post.
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.
FAQs
Is baggage storage available at the Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k - June?
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 find my results for the Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k - June?
Race results will be made available on the RunThrough results page after the race has finished.
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Where will the photographs be uploaded?
Official photographs will be made available on RunThrough's Facebook page after the race.
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Reviews
4.8
11 reviews
jamie
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Excellent organisation and great support from the on course marshals.
patrick
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
Enjoyed the cheer leaders shaking their tambourines, marshalls very encouraging and lipstick and trainers warm up was spot on and lively.
todd
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
it was the fastest time I ran in
dennis
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4.3
Did the race in 2022
The staff and signage was great. Fun atmosphere. The area was nice but the course a bit bland. Would do it again
craig
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4.3
Did the race in 2022
Would have purchased snacks or similar at the finish line if vendors had been present, but understand it was a small event
marco
Star
4.0
Did the race in 2022
I wasn’t really happy with the course, it was boring and I didn’t like the U turn, it could have been done better
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