Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k - February

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

The Last Drop, 5 Thornton Street, London. E20 2AD

Sat 06th February 2021

Starting at 10:00

1 race



NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at this event. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after the event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full requirements for which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week prior to the event.

One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.

Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.

Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing with a recommended 15-30 minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together and should arrive/start at the later of any times communicated to these participants prior to the event. Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.

Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and steward directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.

Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.

What to expect at events that go ahead:

Small and scheduled staggered/rolling wave starts

Contact-free registration with race pack by mail.

Simplified bag drop measures where available

Covid-secure water stations although self-sufficiency is advised Safe pick-up for medals and snacks

Bookable time windows from getting there to going home to control capacity.

The Race Organiser has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Run in the footsteps of legends around the iconic sights of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Along a flat, smooth course, you'll be inspired by the scenic waterways, green spaces and sporting venues including the London Stadium, the London Aquatics Centre, the Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

Our 10K course has been completed more than 17,000 times since we established this monthly event in 2014 - by first-timers, beginners, long-time runners and elite 10,000m athletes. It's here for everyone, whether you're chasing a 10K personal best or simply aiming to complete the course - and our brilliant race day atmosphere, souvenir medals and goody bags will make it a race to remember.

Usually with around 500 runners per race, you'll find you've all the space you need and plenty of other runners at your pace to get a great race experience.

We were the first to begin monthly 10K races around the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and we're proud to continue to offer the best value, chip-timed races on this brilliant course.


  • 10 Km

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £22.00 CLOSED


  • 10 Km

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £22.00 CLOSED
What's Included


Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females.


Baggage drop

Distance markers

How To Get There

Directions: Please visit the park website for further information on getting to the race.

Parking: On-site parking will not be available, please visit the park website for further information on the availability of parking nearby.


The Last Drop, 5 Thornton Street, London. E20 2AD. (As a result of periodic improvement works in the park, it may be necessary to change the race route at short notice. In such cases the race may begin at the Timber Lodge Café, 1A Honour Lea Ave, London. E20 1DY. Confirmation will be provided in the pre-race communication email in the week leading up to the race).

Event Information

Start Times: Between 9:00 - 10:00. Allocated with respect to estimated finish time.

Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing.

Entry on the day will not be available at this event

Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.

Course Details

The course consists of 3-laps, all on tarmac or hard gravel pathway, and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.

Other Information

Age Requirements: Participants must be aged 15 or over on the day of the race.

Results: Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

Bag Drop: Self-service Bag Drop will be available. Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number.

Wheelchair Users: This race is suitable for wheelchair users. You may be asked to start at the front of the field 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the race.

Earphones/Headphones: Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at this event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

Event Time-Limit: Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area(s) after approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time.

Refreshments are not expected be available at this event.

Changing/Showers: There are no dedicated changing rooms/showers at this event.

Spectators are strongly discouraged at this event.

Lost Property: Lost property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.

4.6 · 9 Reviews


·a year ago

Well organised in trying conditions. Great effort given that rapidly rising water levels flooded part of the course on the morning of the race. Organisers hastily re-routed the course, but the event went well in spite of the rain! Very friendly marshals, just a shame it was under COVID-19 rules, and so we has to disperse quickly, but great to be back racing. Thanks everyone!

·a year ago

Fun despite the rain. Ran the 10k on Saturday. Credit to the organisers for changing the route at the last minute due to flooding. Friendly, helpful staff and I enjoyed the race.

·a year ago

Excellent. First 10k was really organized with lots of people and friendly staff cheering you on, I’ll be back to do another.

·a year ago

Organised, Efficient & Supportive. Significant shout-out to the really lovely and sweet marshals clapping us on!

·a year ago

Brilliant Atmosphere. This was my first 10k! The atmosphere was amazing and it was very well organised. I will be back!!

·a year ago

What’s not to love?. Really lovely morning: - well organised - small in terms of numbers of runners - friendly, fun atmosphere - interesting route despite being 3 laps - solid ground and well sign posted with cheery guides - somewhere to stay warm pre race and go for a nervous wee - great opportunity for supporters - easy to get to and from - post run snacks and water - easy bag drop and collection - just so simple and fun!! 💗

·a year ago

Well organised flat run. Love it and had my PB at 42:02. Staff extremely friendly !

·a year ago

Brilliant event. This was my first time running this event and I loved it. The course was great and easy to navigate and the staff and marshalls were lovely! It was very well organised and a pleasure to be a part of. I will definitely be coming back!

·a year ago

Fun & Friendly Event. First time running in Stratford and it was great. A lovely route without any pressure to be the fastest. Lots of fun!
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