London Lightning 5k & 10k Run - Olympic Park

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Speed around QE Olympic Park after dark with the inaugural London Lightning Run.. Great for runners of all levels, the course winds along the park's waterways and takes in many of its awe-inspiring sites. Come along to experience Olympic Park in a new light.
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Atmosphere

Based on 2,000 participants

Elevation

<5m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Carpenters Rd, London E20 2AQ, UK
Start times
Sun, 11 Oct 2020
5K:
6:00pm |
10K:
6:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for London Lightning 5k & 10k Run - Olympic Park
5K
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5km
£15.00
10K
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10km
£19.00
Route information
A flat and beginner friendly 5k route which loops around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, under the cover of darkness. Those competing in the 10k will complete two laps.
Runners will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Olympic surroundings as they pass by key landmarks such as the Lee Valley Velo Park and Olympic Stadium, now home to West Ham United.
What's included
  • Dual hybrid connecting medal
  • Finisher's snacks
  • Chip Timing
  • Beginner friendly
  • Water stations
  • Baggage tent
  • Course marshalled
  • The chance to see the new Toyota Electric car range
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How to get there
Carpenters Rd, London E20 2AQ, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
Address: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Carpenters Rd, London E20 2AQ, UK
Parking: You can park in a number of locations near the Race HQ including Stratford Town Centre, Westfields & there is more parking around the Olympic Park area.
Event day logistics
Schedule:
1800: 5K and 10K starts
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race begins to ensure there is plenty of time to complete the registration process.
Crowds
Spectator Info
Spectators are firmly encouraged to come along and recreate the epic atmosphere of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Supporters will be able to snap some great photos of the runners in this unique backdrop.
FAQ's
Will there be baggage storage available?
A baggage tent will be provided at the Event HQ/registration area.
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Are there refreshment stations?
There will be water stations provided during the route.
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What do finisher's receive?
Finisher's will receive a special dual 'hybrid' connecting medal as well as some post-race snacks.
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Reviews
4.7
10 reviews
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
FamilyFamily friendly
ShoeFlatGood for beginners
Susan E
Star
5.0
Did the 5K in 2019
A most enjoyable 5k run on a lovely traffic free route in the Olympic Park. Very family friendly and suitable for beginners.
Jason
Star
5.0
Did the 5K in 2019
Friendly and well organised, deserved to have more runners. Absolutely brilliant medal and all for a great Charity.
Ashley
Star
5.0
Did the 5K in 2019
Really good event. Would urge anyone wanting to give it a go to sign up. You won’t regret it. See you in 2020
B diz
Star
3.0
Did the 5K in 2019
................................................... well organised cheap event. Would do again......
Haydn S
Star
4.0
Did the 5K in 2019
We had great fun but it would have been more ideal had the course been roped off for competing runners only as there was a lot of other runners around that hindered the race.
Star
5.0
Did the 5K in 2019
The race was really well organised with lots of friendly, helpful staff available. The course was lovely, very pretty to run around, and the sun shone on us :) Thank you
Star
4.7
Did the 5K in 2019
Fabulous location for this well organised run. There were plenty of marshals and arrows en route which were needed in places which were kind of twisty. As a low cost charity run there were no corners cut and with a community cafe as race hq , spectators had somewhere to shelter if it was needed, could grab a snack while waiting, use a loo if needed and could let the kids play on the playground . Highly recommend this event!
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5.0
Did the 5K in 2019
Love it as have recieved my 444th medal today! Beautiful creative medal! Friendly runners, friendly official photographers too! Deffo going there again next year!
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5.0
Did the 5K in 2018
Cant wait for this years race. Really excited to try this route with my friends and family. Been training very hard for the upcoming event.
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5.0
Did the 5K in 2018
This is a great well priced and new olympic 5k, something different from the usual and sponsored by toyota!
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Recent Questions
Vicky Hodson
9/28/2020
I am guessing that this isn't going ahead but I haven't had any emails to advise on any updates or a refund. Does anyone know what is happening?
Lana Gilbert
9/28/2020
I got my money back for the 10k of this back in June, but without any notice, it was just dropped back into my account. Worth a look through your account back in mid-June!
Vicky Hodson
9/28/2020
Oh thank you, yes you are right, I have checked my statements now and it was dropped back in. Your reply is much appreciated :)
Lee Rogers
3/23/2019
Does anyone know if this event has enter on the day available
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