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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.

Race Pursuit organise running events in & around Weybridge, Surrey. Their flagship race, the Weybridge 10k, was founded by them in 2016 & they continue to support its growth alongside AAT Events. Race Pursuit now also host the new Porsche Brooklands Colour Me Krazy & continue to support the improvement of sports marketing for other events across the south of England. Race Pursuit have brought over 4000 runners to Weybridge in 3 years.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Tue Jun 23 2020

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
5K
6:00pm Sun 11th Oct 2020

Run 5km

10K
6:00pm Sun 11th Oct 2020

Run 10km

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What people think
4.7
10 reviews
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
FamilyFamily friendly
ShoeFlatGood for beginners
Susan E
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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.… read more
Jason
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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.… read more
Ashley
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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… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Will there be baggage storage available?
A baggage tent will be provided at the Event HQ/registration area.… read more
FAQ
Are there refreshment stations?
There will be water stations provided during the route.… read more
FAQ
What do finisher's receive?
Finisher's will receive a special dual 'hybrid' connecting medal as well as some post-race snacks.… read more
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Route description
Route description

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.

Susan E
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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
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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
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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
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3.0
Did the 5K in 2019
................................................... well organised cheap event. Would do again......
Haydn S
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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.
Melanie
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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
Natalie
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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!
Mike
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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!
Rosa
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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.
Matt
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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!
4.7
10 reviews
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
FamilyFamily friendly
ShoeFlatGood for beginners
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Logistics and schedule

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.

Spectators

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.

Volunteers

Race pursuit are looking for anyone who can help on race day, whether you want to be a course marshal, finish line helper or pacer.

Anyone who assists is rewarded with a free entry into a future race. If you're interested then please email [email protected]

How to get there

Carpenters Rd, London E20 2AQ, UK

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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.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Will there be baggage storage available?
A baggage tent will be provided at the Event HQ/registration area.
FAQ
Are there refreshment stations?
There will be water stations provided during the route.
FAQ
What do finisher's receive?
Finisher's will receive a special dual 'hybrid' connecting medal as well as some post-race snacks.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
5K
6:00pm Sun 11th Oct 2020
10K
6:00pm Sun 11th Oct 2020
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