OLYMPIC PARK 5K & 10K – SUNDAY 25TH JUNE 2017
Race address: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 1a Honour Lea Avenue, London E20 1DY
Start area location: This event is in the North Park starting by the Timber Lodge Cafe, as shown on the map below
Entry list: CLICK HERE
5k – 10.00am
10k – 10.05am
Your race pack will be collected on the day. To collect your race pack, please arrive between 8.45 – 9.40am. It will take around 20 minutes to collect your number and drop your bag off. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day.
Your race pack contains:
- Race number – you will have one number attached to the front of your shirt, if you have your own pins then that would be great but we will have supplies if needed.
- Baggage label – there is a tear off baggage label on the bottom of your race number
- Timing chip – there are instructions on the back of the chip on how to attach to your shoe. If in doubt, ask for help at the registration desk. Please make sure this is on throughout the race, especially when you cross the start line/finish line. No chip, no time.
We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. We have tear off baggage labels that can be attached to your bag. To collect at the end of the race, all you have to do is hand over your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.
There are multiple locations to use the toilets, and there will be some portaloos at the event village. If you think you will need to use the toilets before the race, give yourselves plenty of time.
There will be water available at the end of each lap (approximately 3km and 6km) and at the finish. We also have flapjacks and bananas post race. The Timber Lodge cafe opens at 9am.
During the race
The course is within the park, taking in the sights of the Olympic Park. It is 1.5 laps for 5k and 3 laps for 10k. The start and finish is located by the bridge between the Copper Box Arena and the Timber Lodge Cafe. Course map:
Medals and T-Shirts
Medals and t-shirts will be collected after the race.
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust
As you know this event supports the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust. Founded in 2008, the trust support athletes as they transition from sport, and use their unique skills to transform the lives of young people facing disadvantage through their mentoring programmes. You can follow the Trust on Twitter HERE.
There are multiple points on the course to watch the runners and cheer friends and family on.
Results will be available on www.olympicpark10k.com after the race.
We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on our Facebook page after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.
Public transport is the best and easiest way to get to and from the Park – by train, underground, bus or bicycle.
The nearest train, tube and bus stops are at Stratford, Stratford International, Hackney Wick, Pudding Mill and Leyton stations. See the Park Map for more details HERE
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.
Tube and Train
The nearest stations are Stratford station and Stratford International station and both provide step-free access from entrance to platform. Stratford station is served by:
• Docklands Light Railway (DLR) • Jubilee and Central lines • National Rail services operated by Greater Anglia and c2c • London Overground services
Stratford International station is served by:
• Docklands Light Railway (DLR) • Southeastern High Speed 1 services
You can also enter the Park via Hackney Wick station which is on the London Overground.
More information is available at www.tfl.gov.uk.
- The 388 bus runs between Blackfriars in central London and Stratford City near the station entrance, going through the Park and stopping at the Copper Box Arena and Westfield Avenue near the London Aquatics Centre.
- The 308 bus runs between Clapton to Wanstead via Stratford City near the station entrance and Celebration Avenue in East Village.
- The 339 bus runs between Leytonstone and Shadwell, with stops at Stratford City near the station entrance, the London Aquatics Centre, and on Carpenters Road at King’s Yard before exiting the Park at White Post Lane.
- The D8 bus runs between Crossharbour and Stratford International bus station, going through the Park including Carpenters Road and Pool Street (by the London Aquatics Centre).
Stratford bus station and Stratford City bus station are both located in close proximity to Stratford station.
More information is available at www.tfl.gov.uk.
Paid parking is available in Westfield Stratford City. More information HERE.