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

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Escape from the midweek monotony and run in this superb event around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This course is super flat, so it's good for runners looking to get a PB and racing novices alike. Come to break up the working week and earn your coveted "Chase the Sun" finisher's medal.
5k, and 10k
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Wed 11th May 2022
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London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
London E20 2ST, UK
Start times
7:00pm |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k - May
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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RunThrough is one of the UK’s premier running event organisers. Their events are widely regarded as inclusive and friendly, with the RunThrough community being at the heart of everything they do. Runners can enter a huge variety of distances from 5k’s all the way up to the mighty marathon. If you’re new to running and looking to book onto your first event, then these events are the ones for you.
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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.
Is baggage storage available for the Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k - May?
There is secure storage onsite, however in the interest of space it is recommended that you bring as little extra baggage as possible.
When can I see my time from the Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k - May?
Race results will be made available on the RunThrough results page after the event.
Where will the photographs be uploaded Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k - May?
Official photographs will be made available on RunThrough's Facebook page after the race.
2 reviews
Did the 10k in 2019
Really well organised, friendly and supportive marshalls great race got a new PB finally sub 45 and love the flapjacks.
Did the 10k in 2018
Good race with great views around the Olympic park, well organised. Is easy to get to and great athmoesphere.
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