RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k Santa Run - December

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£16.70 - £26.00Free injury protection
Earn your Christmas dinner in the awe-inspiring surroundings of London 2012's Olympic Park. Ideal for beginners and experienced runners alike, the route takes you right around the key landmarks of the 2012 Games. Come along to keep active this winter and to take home a bespoke event medal.
5k, Group of 6 Booking, and 10k
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Sun, 11 Dec 2022
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London, United Kingdom
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Waterden Rd, London, UK
Start times
Sun, 11 Dec 2022
9:30am |
9:30am |
Group of 6 Booking:
Here's what races are available for RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k Santa Run - December
2 Loops
Group of 6 Booking
2 Loops
4 Loops
This Christmas themed 5k and 10k will show London 2012 Olympic Park in all its glory.
Participants will run right around the immense Olympic Stadium where GB's Greg Rutherford won gold in long jump on Super Saturday.
Participants will also pass the unique and impressive ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond for the Games.
Get a chance to see these iconic landmarks more than was as the course is a loop with 5km athletes completing it twice and 10km runners doing it four times.
Course marshals will be on-site to direct you throughout the duration of the race.
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  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Refreshment stations
  • Chip-timed results
  • Marshalled course
  • Post-race mince pie
  • Bag drop
Waterden Rd, London, UK
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By Tube/Train
The closest stations to the park are Stratford or Stratford International. Alternatively, take the overground railway 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.
By Car
There is paid parking available in Westfield Stratford City.
09:30 10k and 5k races start
*Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the race in order to complete the registration process in good 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.
Water Stations
There will be a water station at the lapped point of the route, meaning 5k runners will pass it once, and 10k runners will pass it three times. There will also be a water station at the finish line.
Bag Drop
There will be a bag drop at Race HQ. To use the bag drop, tear the strip from the bottom of your race number and attach it to your bag. This makes every bag easily identifiable to yourself and the volunteers.
There will be portable toilets available on-site.
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RunThrough is one of the UK’s premier running event organisers. Their events are widely regarded as inclusive and friendly, with the RunThrough community being at the heart of everything they do. Runners can enter a huge variety of distances from 5k’s all the way up to the mighty marathon. If you’re new to running and looking to book onto your first event, then these events are the ones for you.
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Spectators are integral to creating a lively and energetic atmosphere for the runners. It is therefore strongly encouraged to invite friends and family down to the race to cheer you on.
Festive themed fancy dress is strongly encouraged.
Where can I find results for the RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k?
You can find results for the Runthrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k online at
Will there be refreshments available at the Runthrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k?
There will be water provided at the 5km point of the race and some more at the finish line. There will also be bananas and flapjacks on the finish line too, as well as mince pies.
Is there a secure baggage drop off point at the Runthrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k?
They have a secure area where you can leave your bags. It is recommended to bring as few bags as possible on the race day.
Are we allowed to run with buggies/pushchairs during the Olympic Park 5k & 10k Santa Run?
You are allowed to run with a buggy/pushchair. RunThrough would advise you to start at the back of the race to avoid congestion.
Where can I find my race photos from the Olympic Park 5k & 10k?
Race photos will be uploaded to RunThrough's Facebook page after the event.
4 reviews
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
LighteningPerfect for a pb
ActionHighFiveHelpful volunteers
Did the 5k in 2021
Run was well organised and the course was interesting. Arrive eaely as start is further from station than you think.
Did the 10k in 2021
Very enjoyable and friendly atmosphere. I'm quite new to racing but everyone was very welcoming and the course was great.
Did the 10k in 2019
Disappointed my chip didn’t work and so I had no official time. I put it on perfectly like everyone else. Just a shame.
Did the 10k in 2018
Well organised event. Enjoyable route, and a decent medal at the end. It was a novelty to run somewhere in London with lots of parking!
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