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London Aquathlon Sprint Distance - August

Aquathlon: Swim 0.4km, Run 5km
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The event takes place in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park a phenomenal London location ideal for a fast time.

The event is for every ability level from beginners to the more experienced. Participants will swim in the London Aquatics Centre and run around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

How to enter the London Aquathlon Sprint Distance - August

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    Aquathlon: Swim 0.4km, Run 5km
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London Aquathlon Sprint Distance - August route

Route (Swim):

Wave 1 starts promptly at 9:00, Wave 2 at 10:00. Competitors will be released individually in 15 second intervals.

Participants will wait poolside in the order of release into the pool.

One at a time, you will be invited to move into the first lane 30 seconds before your start.

30 seconds before you start, as the competitor before you begins, you will be asked to move into lane 2 where your swim will begin.

Each length is 50 metres. To ensure you accurately complete 400m and finish at the exit steps of the pool to the transition area, you are required to swim as follows:

Swim 2 lengths, out and back, in lane 2 and move under the barrier into lane 3 as your turn into your third length

Swim 2 lengths, out and back, in lane 3 and move under the barrier into lane 4 as your turn into your fifth length

Swim 2 lengths, out and back, in lane 4 and move under the barrier into lane 5 as your turn into your seventh length

Swim 2 lengths, out and back, in lane 5 and exit the pool via the steps, turning left into the transition area.

Running in the transition area is prohibited. Leave any swim kit in your plastic kit box to collect after your run. Once you are ready, follow the direction of marshals from the pool to the course via a fire-exit corridor.

Route (Run): The 5K course consists of 3-laps, all on tarmac or hard gravel pathway, and is suitable for runners of all abilities.

Event Details

What’s Included

    Results and Prizes

    Results will be uploaded live to our website and, where possible/practical, timing print-outs will be available at the race. In all cases, results will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

    All finishers will receive a medal and a goody bag on completing the race.


    Bag Drop: Lockers are available in the changing area and require a returnable £1 coin.

    Race Pack: A wristband to facilitate access to the changing area and pool.
    An ankle strap/timing chip and swimming cap displaying your race number, to be worn throughout the swim. Number transfers for application to your upper arm. A race number and timing chip, to be worn throughout the run. British Triathlon Event Day Membership (if unaffiliated).

    Toilets: Toilets will be available at the start/finish area throughout the event at no charge.

    Changing/Showers: Changing and shower facilities will be not available at this event.

    Refreshments: Refreshments will be available in The Last Drop throughout the event.

    Water Stations: There will be water stations on the route at the finish, passed on each lap, at which water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.

Raceday Logistics


From 08:00. Participants will need to register no later than 30 minutes prior to their wave start time.

Race Day Preparation

Dress for your swim, to include your swim cap, ankle chip and arm transfers.

Attach your race number to the top in which you will be running using the safety pins provided, it should be visible at all times.

Take your running kit to poolside for your pre-race briefing, 15 minutes prior to your wave start time.

Kit List

Your normal running and swim race kit.


We expect that spectators can watch from the viewing gallery in the London Aquatics Centre, subject to approval from the centre management. For the run, spectators can watch from anywhere on the course and will see you pass three times wherever they are. The cafe in the London Aquatics Centre and the nearby Last Drop Bar & Kitchen are open for refreshments.


No volunteers required


In accordance with UK Athletics guidelines, we require event participants to meet the following minimum age requirements on the date of the event.

• Marathon, 24 Miles, 20 Miles, 16 Miles - 18 years of age

• Half Marathon, 10 Miles - 17 years of age

• 10K, 5 Miles, 7K - 15 years of age

• 5K - 11 years of age


Pacers will not be offered at this race.

Can I bring a Buggy/Pushchair?

This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.

Can I run with Earphones/Headphones?

Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at the event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. The race organisers reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

Does this event have a time-limit?

Event Time-Limit: Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area(s) approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes after the start of the event to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time.

Does it cost more to enter on the day?

Subject to a £3 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).

Meet the organiser

The Race Organiser creates outstanding opportunities for people to bring out their best run, swim or cycle performance. We seek out the most inspiring and rewarding locations, develop race routes and event formats, and create a brilliant atmosphere and race day experience – offered at the best possible value. We don’t think it’s ok to ask people who are aspiring to do amazing things to pay huge sums of money, so we charge as little as we can afford, rather than as much as we can get away with.



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