RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k - December

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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 to feel like a champion athlete or for the unique finisher's medal.
5k, and 10k
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Sat 18th Dec 2021
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London, United Kingdom
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<5m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Waterden Rd, London, UK
Start times
Sat 18th Dec 2021
9:30am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k - December
2 Loops
4 Loops
Route information
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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What's included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Refreshment stations
  • Chip timed results
  • Marshalled course
  • Fruit and mince pies
  • Bag drop
How to get there
Waterden Rd, London, UK
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By Tube/Train:
Public transport is the best way to get to and from the Park – by train, underground, bus or bicycle.
The closest train stations are Statford or Stratford International, which are a 13 and 12 minute walk to the park respectively. Alternatively, you can get the overground to Hackney Wick which is around a 10 minute walk to the park.
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 Bus:
Regular buses services run from Central London into Stratford City bus station. Stratford bus station and Stratford City bus station are both located in close proximity to Stratford station
There is paid parking available in the Westfield Stratford City.
Event day logistics
08:00 - 09:00 Registration opens
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 Packs
All entrants must collect their race pack from registration on the day of the event.
There will be portable toilets available on site
Bag Drop
Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and if possible leave anything in a car. This is in order to reduce contact between runners and staff. There will be an informal self-service bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.
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Where can I find results for the RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k?
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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?
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 - December
Race photos will be uploaded to RunThrough's Facebook page after the event.
4 reviews
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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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