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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon

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Run in this awe-inspiring half marathon through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. A great chance for all types of runners to achieve PBs on this closed course circuit. Come if you want to relive the 2012 Olympics vibe in a course nestled amongst the site's major sporting arenas.

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Tickets available until Fri Sep 03 2021

What's included:

  • Chip-timed results
  • Unique themed medal
  • Limited edition Finishers t-shirt
  • Free official race photography
  • Goodie bag
  • Water stations
Half Marathon
9:00am Sun 5th Sep 2021

Run 13.1mi

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4.3
21 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
LighteningPerfect for a pb
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Course was incredibly loopy with many u-turns which inevitably slow you down. Atmosphere was minimised because of Covid and spectators being discouraged but the volunteers were great. … read more
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Great experience and would recommend, the location was ideal too. The route was challenging but not unmanageable … read more
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
The atmosphere is great and most of the course is great to run; except the last 2 miles were the hardest as there were 3 hills in a row, which was quite challenging and may be hard for beginners.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
When can I see my time for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon?
Race results will be made available on www.runthrough.co.uk following the race's conclusion. … read more
FAQ
Where will the photographs from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon? be uploaded?
Official photographs will be made available on RunThrough's Facebook page after the race. … read more
FAQ
Is there a cut-off time for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon?
As a result of road closures, there is a strict 3 hour 15 minute cut-off time for the Half Marathon. Please ensure you can finish the race in this time when signing up.… read more
Route description
Route description

This Half Marathon route is the second ever to be held entirely within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Starting and finishing alongside the iconic Olympic Bell on London Stadium's Island, runners will feel inspired as they run past major Olympic Landmarks.

The course will run around all the major landmarks within the Olympic Park and will involve closed roads around the venue, as well as distance markers and plenty of helpers cheering you around the course.

This course gives you the opportunity to take in the inspiring atmosphere of the park and surrounding traffic free roads.

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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Course was incredibly loopy with many u-turns which inevitably slow you down. Atmosphere was minimised because of Covid and spectators being discouraged but the volunteers were great.
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Great experience and would recommend, the location was ideal too. The route was challenging but not unmanageable
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
The atmosphere is great and most of the course is great to run; except the last 2 miles were the hardest as there were 3 hills in a row, which was quite challenging and may be hard for beginners.
Ian T
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Was a little bit worried about the course before hand but it was actually a very good course with great views of the Olympic Park. I got a PB too :)
Harry C
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Great medal, the volunteers were friendly and helpful, and the event village was very good. Great organisation all round
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3.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
The event was well organised - it was a shame about the poor weather on the day of the event, but I felt the team still handled things very well.It was also a shame that there was only one member of staff at the information tent - this did cause some congestion.Enjoyed the course and the staff manning all of the various points were brilliant!
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Quite windy on the day , tight undulating course not one for a pb , but good to see all the sights of the Olympic park , well organised , good day out would recommend as a spring marathon training run for the seasoned athlete or a first timer half as interesting course with lots of Marshalls on course ,
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A very nice route around the park, with a good amount of participants and great organisation by RunThrough. I would recommend this half marathon if you are looking a PB as it is mostly downhll it seems!
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Really enjoyed this race. Was worried about the course beforehand having seen the route but really didnt need to worry. It worked really well and I enjoyed the fact you saw so many people and couldnt ever see miles ahead. The 1hr30 pacer was great. Only points would be, check the mile markers, add urinals at the start and dont access the baggage hold of the grass - it was saturated. Very minor points though.
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
On Sunday 10th February 2019 I ran the inaugural East London Olympic Park Half Marathon. This event was put on by Runthrough events. After seeing the course route I really wasn't sure how the course would work However, I need not worried, the course was fine and it was really nice to see other runners running in different directions, I was pleasantly surprised.The support from spectators was low but the wind and rain more than likely didn't help! The course was mostly flat with a few steep inclines, mile 12 was felt rather steep but again the weather conditions more than likely made it feel a lot worse.If I had to pick one negative it would have to be the mile markers which seem to be out all the way around and only really corrected once we hit mile 12. (i'm sure going forward this will be sorted out)All in all I enjoyed the race and would recommend the run and will be back next year for sure.Well done to everyone involved - see you next time!
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
This half-marathon event is perfect for someone who is looking to gain a new PB or is looking to race their first half marathon. The atmosphere is awesome! I flew around the course, fuelled by the cheers of spectators and volunteers. I was impressed with how well this new event is organised and I will definitely be looking to race it again next year.
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Really great event. Well organized. The course has some tight turns and is undulating in sections through the park which makes it an interesting event and well worth doing. Will be back next year
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2.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
The reason for my review is because of the uturns where you had to go round the cones i found you lost quite a bit of momentum and if it was raining it could become slipery on the utruns
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A really well organised race. Few turns and u turns here and there but was well organised and well marshalled. I would run this race again. Great atmosphere.
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3.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
My husband and I completed the course I was disappointed as a slower runner that medium t shirts had ran out and my bag had far less in it than my husbands. You should prepare for both quicker and slower runners to ensure consistently for everyone. I would not recommend this Half Marathon to any runner who takes over 2.45 hours to complete.
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
The support from all the volunteers was fantastic. Everyone that picked up a camera or shook their tambourine with a smile made the day just amazing
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
When you look at the course map it displays a myriad of squiggles around the park that looks like a giant headache to negotiate. Wrong! The route was a delight, interesting views of various Olympic buildings and a delightful park. I was surprised how undulating the course actually was, although not mountains there were enough smaller hills to test the legs! Who said it was flat? Mind you, a strong wind didnt help matters. Marshals were great and very encouraging, the music from the stage band was excellent and there was a good selection of stands to keep one occupied. Overall, I very much enjoyed the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park half marathon and hope to be back in 2020
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Great course that had no dreaded long straights. Lots of encouragement from staff and really clear starting point!
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
It was ok, I think there were way too many people for the route many places was very narrow for the amount of runners, medal good , shirt so so,
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
well organised event! I enjoyed the event although weather conditions (cold and windy) made it more of an endurance test for me!
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2016
Fantastic half marathon (nice and flat) in and around the olympic park that made me reminisce of the spectacle that was the Olympics in 2012. Understandably popular and busy, but means plenty of people to pace with and keep you motivated.
4.3
21 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
LighteningPerfect for a pb
Logistics and schedule

09:00 Half Marathon Start

12:00 Half Marathon Cut-off

*Further pack information will be sent out to those who have registered closer to the time.

Cut-Off Times

There is a strict 3 hour cut-off time in which runners must be able to complete the course. This is to ensure that roads can reopen in a timely manner.

Water Stations

There will be water stations along the route at miles 3, 6.5, and 10, as well as at the finish line.

How to get there

London Way, London E20 2ST, UK

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The event village is located at ///super.into.palace if using the app What3Words.

By Tube/Train

The closest stations to the park are Statford or Stratford International. Alternatively, you can get the overground to Hackney Wick which is around a 10 minute walk to the park.

By Bus

Regular buses services run from Central London into Stratford City bus station.

Parking

There is paid parking available in the Westfield Stratford City.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
When can I see my time for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon?
Race results will be made available on www.runthrough.co.uk following the race's conclusion.
FAQ
Where will the photographs from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon? be uploaded?
Official photographs will be made available on RunThrough's Facebook page after the race.
FAQ
Is there a cut-off time for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon?
As a result of road closures, there is a strict 3 hour 15 minute cut-off time for the Half Marathon. Please ensure you can finish the race in this time when signing up.
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Half Marathon
9:00am Sun 5th Sep 2021
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