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Olympic Park 5K & 10K – January

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Start your New Year in the most epic of surroundings with the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park run. Perfect for runners of all abilities, the course begins at the ArcelorMittal Orbit and loops around the Olympic Stadium. Come for an early season PB or for the chance to feel like an Olympian.

Review summary

7 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Marian G
"Great event, I really enjoyed it! Loved the marshals with tambourines giving..."


Mark B
"Super fun course in the heart of the olympic park. Takes in some greenery and..."


Srinivas R
"Great time on the run.. well organised and great track to run. It was easy to..."
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How to enter the Olympic Park 5K & 10K – January

  1. 10K

    Run 10km
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  2. 5K

    Run 5km
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Olympic Park 5K & 10K – January routes

The course begins at the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower, one of the most unique attractions in the park. The race then loops around the gigantic Olympic Stadium - now home to West Ham Football Club - before coming back along the waterfront with views toward the Lee Valley VeloPark.

The route is 2.5km long and therefore 5k runners will complete it twice with 10km participants doing it four times.

Course marshals will be stationed at all key points throughout the race and there are refreshment stations on the course.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Refreshment stations
  • Chip timing
  • Marshalled course
  • Fruit and flapjack
Raceday Logistics


0930 - Race begins

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the race in order to complete the registration process in good time. Entrants will be given further race day information closer to the time.


Spectators are strongly encouraged to come along and recreate the atmosphere of the London 2012 games.

Given the nature of the course you can catch numerous glimpses of the runners in their glorious Olympic backdrop.


RunThrough are after a number of volunteers to help out with a variety of jobs including course marshalling, bag storage, and manning refreshment stations.

What's in it for you? As a show of gratitude RunThrough offers free entry into one of their races for volunteers.

If you would like to take up this opportunity then simply follow the link here:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there baggage storage on-site?
There is a secure storage facility on-site, however in the interest of space it is recommended that you bring as minimal extra baggage as possible.
Where can I see my time?
Race results will be published on after the event.
Where will the photographs be uploaded?
Official photographs will be uploaded to the RunThrough Facebook page after the race.

Olympic Park 5K & 10K – January weather forecast

Light rain overnight.

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Olympic Park 5K & 10K – January reviews (7)

4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Srinivas R

    Did the 5K in 2020

    Great time on the run.. well organised and great track to run. It was easy to reach and good gathering.
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    Abby G

    Did the 5K in 2020

    Really enjoyed it! I was happy to finish it and felt very comfortable running the course. It was very well organised!
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    Andrew C

    Did the 10K in 2020

    It was my first ever 10k run. I found 4 laps of the same route boring. I was not sure how it all worked and at the end no one told me anything. I did not know there was cookies, bananas etc. I just happened to stumble across them. Staff at the counters were chatting to themselves and did not seem interested to help. Found a huge environmental wast of water and plastic bottles being wasted. Could do so much better.
  • Did the 10K in 2019

    Super fun course in the heart of the olympic park. Takes in some greenery and some nice stretches canalside. A deceptively challenging climb towards the end of the laps to watch out for thoughLike every runthrough event I've attended, it's well organised, lots of fun and a really positive atmosphere
  • Did the 10K in 2019

    Really well organised race from RunThroughUK. All information was sent through by email prior to event. A great 3 lap course, which didn't seem too repetetive, and lots of support from the marshals around the course. Fab medal, with banana, flapjack and a 1 litre bottle of water for finishers.
  • Did the 5K in 2019

    Great event, I really enjoyed it! Loved the marshals with tambourines giving lots of encouragement!
  • Did the 10K in 2019

    Good event. Well organised, instructions were clear and easy to understand.Course was well signposted although original email said would be 4 laps and on the day ended up being 3. Was explained clearly though. Paths little bit narrow at the start with everyone bunched up but fine as race went on. Would definitely run with RunThrough again, medal was good!
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