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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.

Review summary

18 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Ian T
"Was a little bit worried about the course before hand but it was actually a..."


Harry C
"Great medal, the volunteers were friendly and helpful, and the event village..."


Hal D
"The event was well organised - it was a shame about the poor weather on the day..."
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How to enter the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 3h
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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon route

This half marathon route is the first ever to be held entirely within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The course will run around all the major landmarks within queen elizabeth olympic park and will involved closed roads around the venue.

This course gives you the opportunity to take in the inspiring atmosphere of the park and surrounding traffic free roads – this is the first Half Marathon closed roads event staged at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park!

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Chip timed results
  • Unique themed medal
  • Finishers t-shirt
  • Free official event photos
  • Goodie bag
  • Raceday Logistics


    0930 - Race begins

    Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the scheduled start time in order to ensure a smooth registration process. Further pack information will be sent out to those who have registered closer to the time.


    This is a brilliant event for spectators who can recreate the epic atmosphere of the London 2012 Olympics.

    Given the looped nature of the course, supporters will get the opportunity to view participants on more than one occasion.


    Volunteers are vital in making race events run smoothly. RunThrough have many roles for volunteers such as handing out medals, baggage drop, course marshalling, manning the water stations and plenty more.

    In return, RunThrough are happy to offer volunteers free entry into one of their races. If you would like to find out more then follow the link here:

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is baggage storage available?
    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?
    Race results will be made available on following the race's conclusion.
    Where will the photographs be uploaded?
    Official photographs will be made available on the events Facebook page after the race.
    Is there a cut-off time?
    As a result of road closures, there is a strict 3 hour 15 minute cut-off time for the Half Marathon.

    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon weather forecast

    Possible drizzle in the morning and overnight.

    Predicted highs
    Predicted lows
    Icon70% chance of rain
    IconModerate breeze possible, up to 17mph

    Meet the organiser

    RunThrough are a running community-based in London, inspired & led by a small passionate group of running geeks. We organize events all over the UK’s capital and the North West of England.



    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon reviews (18)

    4.3 out of 5 stars

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    • Atmosphere
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      Ian T

      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 :)
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      Harry C

      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
    • 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!
    • 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 ,
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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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