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ON London Half Marathon at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 3 Thornton Street, London, UK

Sun 05th September 2021

Starting at 09:00

1 race




All marshals and staff within the event and around the course will be issued with PPE and wear gloves and a mask for the duration of the event.

As many race packs will be posted out ahead of the event as possible and event communications will be sent via email in the lead up.

There will not be a formal baggage drop within the event village, please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and leave anything in the car during the race to reduce contact between runners and staff. If this is not possible, please email

There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event with hand sanitiser for all runners.

You will see clear signage around the event village, please follow all signage and instructions from the marshals before, during and after the race.

There will be a manned, and clearly marked, medical hub within the event village.


The race will start in waves based on your estimated finish time, with the faster runners at the start and slower near the back to avoid any congestion and the need to overtake on course.

There will be an informal grab and go water station with sealed sports top bottles on the course, however we ask that you stay hydrated before the event and if you are able to please bring your own. Bottles and camelbacks are permitted.

If you need to overtake on the course please give a wide berth of at least 1 meter around any runners.

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is not permitted.


Do not stop within the finish barriers. Please continue past the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event village as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.

Run Through Events has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Run the second On London Half Marathon at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and take the opportunity to race around this unique Half Marathon route!

This race will start and finish on the iconic London Stadium’s Island alongside the Olympic Bell. Taking in almost every inch of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home of the 2012 London Olympic, this course is guaranteed to inspire you. Each mile is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish.



  • Half Marathon
    £36.00 CLOSED


  • Half Marathon
    £36.00 CLOSED
What's Included

Chip timed results

Unique themed medal

Finishers t-shirt

Free official event photos

Goodie bag

How To Get 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 service

Stratford International station is served by: • Docklands Light Railway (DLR) • Southeastern High Speed 1 service

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.

Course Details

Closed roads, accurately markerd with distance flags and plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish.


London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 2ST.

Other Information

There will be 3 water stations along the course at miles 3, 6.5 and 10 as well as at the finish line where you can collect your medal, t-shirt and goodie bag.

The race will start and finish in the same location next to the event village. There will be yellow signs marking each mile along the course and along with arrows to direct you along the way there will be plenty of marshals to keep you going all the way to the finish.

As this is a road closed race we strongly advise against wearing headphones to ensure that you are alert to all marshal instructions throughout the race.

Results will be run live on the website so you can see your official time as soon as you cross the finish line! If you have any questions or queries regarding your time please do contact us at

We will have a couple of photographers taking a few snaps of the race, which will be uploaded to the London Half Facebook page shortly after the race, so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself. All race photos are free for you to save and share as you wish!

Things To Note!
There WILL be pedestrians in the Park, please be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and dogs. We have marshals and signs around the course, but please pay very close attention to where you are going. We recommend you do not use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you.

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Facebook @LondonHalf and follow us on Instagram @EastLondonHalf use the hashtag #EastLondonHalf in the build up to the race

Join our group on Facebook, RunThroughUK Chat and talk all things running with us!

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3.7 · 3 Reviews


·2 years ago

Hillier than I thought. Was surprised by the hills and found the bits where you ran back on yourself challenging mentally, but thought the race was prepared well and the course was much better than some I have done as no laps.

·2 years ago

Great location for a run. The park is a great location for an event as transport links are good as well as parking at the nearby Westfield Shopping Centre. The half marathon was very well organised, lots of friendly Marshall’s and the signage was perfect. Terrain was mixed which was good, quite a few hills, so don’t expect any PBs, but lots to look at during the run. Second time at this location for an event, it doesn’t disappoint

·2 years ago

Great Race. I was worried about the course as it looked confusing but there was plenty of great marshals and signage. Lovely to have a bit of music on the course but definitely would have been nice to have a bit more. The medal is lovely, just a shame that all the small t-shirts had run out. Would have been good to ask at ticket booking about t-shirt size so that a more accurate ordering of sizes was possible. Also we were unable to get to our pre paid parking due to the road closure. Need more information about access on race day, as that made very stressful start to our race.


Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London