Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: Royal Parks Summer 10K Series
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 15,000 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.
This is race 3 of 3 in the Royal Parks Summer 10K Series 2020, the remaining two races taking place at Hyde Park and The Regent's Park in June/July.
10 km£20 BOOK
All finishers will receive a medal on completing the race.
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.
The Last Drop, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 5 Thornton Street, London E20 2AD
The venue is only a 10 minute walk from Stratford Station, which is one of the best connected stations in London, with fast links to all areas of the Capital.
Travelling by Underground, you can reach Stratford from the City in just 11 minutes, or 19 minutes from London’s West End, via the Central Line or Jubilee Line.
Overground services run to Richmond, Claphman Junction, Southend, Bishop's Stortford, Norwich, Braintree, Clacton on Sea, Colchester, Ipswich and other destinations. The DLR also runs services to Stratford.
The venue does not have a visitor car park. Nearby there are two independently operated, chargeable car parks – Stratford multi-storey car park with 588 parking spaces (located off Great Eastern Road, E15 1BB) and Westfield Stratford City car park with 5000 spaces.
Entry on the Day: Subject to a £2 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).
Age Requirements: Participants must be aged 15 or over on the day of the race.
Registration: From 08:30 to 09:15.
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.
Route: 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.
Licensing: This race will be licensed with UK Athletics and the results submitted to Run Britain within a week of the race.
Pacers: Pacers will not be offered at this race.
Race Marshals: Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race.
Distance Markers: The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and distance markers where necessary.
Buggies/Pushchairs: This race is suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs. You may be asked to sign a disclaimer, start at the back of the field and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the race.
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.
Results: Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and, where possible/practical, timing print-outs will be available at the race. In all cases, results will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.
Bag Drop: 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.
Toilets: There are free toilets in The Last Drop for use throughout the event.
Changing/Showers: Whilst there are no dedicated changing rooms or showers, you will be able to use the nearby London Aquatics Centre shower facilities for a small fee of £2 when showing your race number on entry.
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.
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