RunThrough Olympic Park 5k and 10k - March

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Be inspired in this 5 and 10k race through the incredible London 2012 Olympic Park. Great for runners of all levels, the route snakes around the park and passed many of the 2012 Games most notable landmarks. Come for the unique finisher's medal or for the epic backdrop.
Participants
10k, Group of 6 Booking, and 5k
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Calendar
Sat, 19 Mar 2022
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London, United Kingdom
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4.7
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Where and when
Location
Waterden Rd, London E15 2EE, UK
Start times
Sat, 19 Mar 2022
5k:
9:30am |
10k:
9:30am |
Group of 6 Booking:
9:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for RunThrough Olympic Park 5k and 10k - March
Route information
The race starts from the unique ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower, one of the park's most unique attractions. Runners will then loop around the enormous Olympic Stadium - where Usain Bolt set his 9.63 100m Olympic record - and along the waterfront with views toward the Lee Valley VeloPark.
The route is 2.5k long - 5k runners will complete it twice with 10k participants doing it four times.
Course marshals will be stationed at all crucial points throughout the race and there are refreshment stations on the course.
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What's included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Refreshment stations
  • Chip timing
  • Marshalled course
  • Fruit and flapjack
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Finisher's Medal
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Train
How to get there
Waterden Rd, London E15 2EE, UK
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Getting there
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.
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.
By 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.ukExternalLink.
By 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.ukExternalLink.
Car
Paid parking is available in Westfield Stratford City.
Event day logistics
09:30 5k & 10k Races start
11:00 Event ends
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the race in order to complete the registration process in good time.
*Entrants will be given further race day information closer to the time.
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.
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FAQ's
Is there baggage storage on-site?
There will be an informal bag drop at the event, but please limit the number of belongings you bring with you.
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Where can I see my time?
Race results will be published on www.runthrough.co.uk after the event.
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Where will the photographs be uploaded?
Official photographs will be uploaded to the RunThrough Facebook page after the race.
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Will there be toilets at the Olympic Park 5k & 10k?
There will be portable toilets at the event site.
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Reviews
4.7
5 reviews
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4.3
Did the 10k in 2022
Another awesome event that was well organised as always by Runthrough/Let's Do This. The course is a tough one especially with the switchback and slight drag up to the Timber Lodge cafe. That said am already looking to the next event here!
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5.0
Did the 5k in 2022
A fantastic run through the Olympic park, with a family friendly crowd to cheer you on. Helpful volunteers, and good vibes, to help guide you through some stunning scenery.
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