Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k - December

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Push your way to a PB at this historic venue, taking in the sights of the London 2012 Olympics along this flat and fast course. Suitable for experienced runners looking to push themselves and beginners tacking their first 10k, come for the Olympic atmosphere or for the unique finishers' medals.
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9:30am Sat 11th Dec 2021
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London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
The Last Drop, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 5 Thornton St, London E20 2AD, UK
Start times
9:30am Sat 11th Dec 2021
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k - December
3 Loops
Route information
This is a lapped course, with participants completing 3 laps across the tarmac and hard gravel paths within the park. This looped nature of the route allows participants to fully engage in their surroundings and appreciate the immensity of the games.
During the race, runners will have the opportunity to pass by London Olympic Stadium - where Usain Bolt lit up London 2012 - as well the Lee Valley VeloPark and the ArcelorMittal Orbit.
*Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.
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What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Refreshments
  • Fully marshalled course
  • Prizes for top three finishers overall, male and female
  • Prizes for top finishers, male and female, in veterans' categories
  • Chip timing
How to get there
The Last Drop, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 5 Thornton St, London E20 2AD, UK
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Address: The Last Drop, 5 Thornton Street, London, E20 2AD
Tube/National Rail: Stratford Station: (Jubilee line) 15-minute walk
Overground: Hackney Wick station: 20-minute walk
Parking: Can be found in the Stratford multi-storey or the Westfield Stratford City car park both around a 15-minute walk to The Last Drop
Cycling: There are cycle stands nearby to the ArcelorMittal Orbit as well as a Santander Cycles docking station at The Last Drop.
Event day logistics
09:30 Race start
Participants will be started approximately 15-seconds apart, with a recommended 15-minute arrival window which will be communicated to participants prior to race day.
*Race numbers will be collected on the day.
Age Requirements
All runners must be at least 15 years old to take part.
Are there changing rooms and showers available at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k - December?
No, there are no changing rooms or showers available at the event.
How old do I have to be to enter in the Queen Elizabeth Park 10k - December?
Participants must be 15 and older on the day of the event to participate.
Can I use headphones/earphones at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k - December?
Noise cancelling headphones/earphones are prohibited at this event, and the use of other varieties of headphones/earphones is strongly discouraged.
4 reviews
Did the race in 2021
Unfortunately it looked like the measured course came up over 1km short this time around. The pre and post event race information was well laid out and very helpful.
Did the race in 2021
The course was great, but was only 9k! Very annoying as had to then keep going once I had crossed!!!
Did the race in 2021
Very disappointing when you expect to run 10km and the race turns out to be closer to 9km! This race has the potential for you to run fast times, but it needs much better organisation. The course was short significantly and should have been picked up beforehand with better co-ordination from the owners for company The Race Organiser. We have subsequently been informed that the usual course marker was not available, but there should be much better back up and the freelancer replacement brought on board much better prepared.
Did the race in 2021
This was the second time I attempted this course. This is a really nice course with varied elevation and quite a few steep turns that caters more to the intermediate runner than a beginner that is attempting a 10k race for the first time.The reason for a rating of 4 stars (Organisation 2 stars) was due to a miscalculation of 10k distance by the organisers that led the course being only 8.9k long. The Race Organiser has offered a discount for the next race in the same course in 2022 but it was a petty this detail of the race was overlooked because overwise I would have given 5 stars. Please note however that other aspects of organisation such as the collection of the bibs, medals, race and afterrace drinks and bag drop where all top notch.
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