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RunThrough Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k

London, Greater London

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 3 Thornton Street, London E20 2ST

Wed 20th September 2023

Starting at 19:00

3 races

£27.00 - £130.00

Organiser's Description


Join the Summer fun and race around the inspiring grounds of London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the flat and fast course is the perfect opportunity for a chip timed personal best. You can chose to run a quick 5k or take on a full 10k.

As always with a RunThrough event each kilometer will be accurately marked out and there will be plenty of signs and marshals around the course to keep you going all the way to the finish!

Start Time: 7pm

Included in your entry:
Unique themed medal
Chip timed results
Free official event photographs
Post race goodies


  • 5 Km


  • 10 Km


  • Group Entry - 6 People


    Select Your Distance at Checkout



  • 5 Km


  • 10 Km


  • Group Entry - 6 People


    Select Your Distance at Checkout


What's Included

Unique themed medal

Chip timed results

Free official event photographs


Post race snacks

How to Get There

Getting there

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.

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


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


Paid parking is available in Westfield Stratford City.


Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 3 Thornton Street, London E20 2ST (ArcelorMittal Orbit (giant red structure directly outside the Olympic Stadium)

Course Details

A fast and undulating course around the London 2012 Olympic village. The potential to get a Personal best at the Olympic Park is very likely. You’ll be running next to the famous Olympic Rings and the Velodrome. The race starts and finishes at the Olympic North Park.

5K= 2 laps// 10K= 4 laps

There will be marshals all around the course as well as km signs and arrows. The course is two laps for the 5k and four laps for the 10k on the roads/paths in the park. Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public using the park.



We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, all you have to do show you number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.


There will be water provided at the 5k point of the race, and water at the finish. There will also be bananas & flapjacks waiting for you at the finish.


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3 reviews


·a year ago

I had hoped this would be a flat, fast race, but it wasn't. Four laps is fine, but that meant eight double-backs, eight sharp corners and eight bridges, so there are constant changes in speed. I would estimate that it was around 45 seconds slower than, say, Battersea. My own post-race experience was odd. I finished the 10k in 39:04 but when the race results came up my time was strangely changed to 29-minutes and I was listed in the 5k event. I informed the organisers of their error and, to their credit, they had changed it by late that night. But how this happened, I have no idea. I did note when I was finishing that they tried to usher me down the 5k lane even though I had a green 10k number. I presume that looking at me (I am 62) they decided I was too old to be finishing the 10k in that time and that I must have been a 5k runner.

·4 years ago

Great fun. Great fun - organisation was good and everything went smoothly, wasn't expecting the guys around the track cheering everyone on who did an awesome job.

·5 years ago

I loved it.. I loved it. I thought it was really well organised and I couldn't fault the set up on the day, everything ran really smoothly and there were loads of people around to ask for help if needed. The staff and marshals were all super friendly and supportive during the race and there were plenty of them out on the course. My only criticism is that I didn't like a four-lap course. I don't think this would have stopped me doing the race though.

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