Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k

Queen Elizabeth Olympic, London

Organiser's Description

We’re delighted to present the 2020 Run Through Chase the Sun series! We’re back mid-week, evening 5k and 10k events with some new venues; it is a battle to get around the course before the sun goes down. We will be back at one of the most popular Chase The Sun Series venues, the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Wednesday 8th April 2020.

Racing around the inspiring grounds of London 2012′s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the flat and fast course is the perfect opportunity for a chip timed personal best. Starting at 7pm, 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

19:00pm

Races

Unique themed medal

Chip timed results

Bag drop

Free official event photographs

Water

Fruit & Flapjack

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

(ArcelorMittal Orbit - giant red structure directly outside the Olympic Stadium)

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

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The nearest train, tube and bus stops are at Stratford, Stratford International, Hackney Wick, Pudding Mill and Leyton stations.

Exit 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.

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.

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.

Paid parking is available in Westfield Stratford City.

Baggage: 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.

Refreshments: There will be water provided at the 5k point of the race, and water at the finish. There will also be fruit and mince pies waiting for you at the finish.

During the race: 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.

Results: Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.

Pictures: We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.

Things to note! For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/runthr... and ‘Check In’ on race day or on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/runthro... / @runthroughuk use the hashtag #RunThroughUK in the build up to the race :-)

If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages and the best ones will feature on our page!

Please email info@runthrough.co.uk with any questions.

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Reviews

Well organized

All was good, volonteers, cheering, timing... i was a bit sceptic for the bagd, scared they are not safe enough, but in the end it was all good. Well done! Hope to see you again!

Kristina Medic / Sep 12, 2019

really well organised

good course - flat, around the olympic stadium. Was maybe a tad short but that really isn't the end of the world. Nice medal, good snacks at the end. Really friendly atmosphere

Mike Hedger / Aug 08, 2019

Brilliant organisation and event staff

This was my first 10k since I started running 2 months ago, fantastic organisation and motivational stewards. Love the medal.

Richard Wenham / Aug 08, 2019

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.

Georgie Gyetvai / Nov 29, 2018

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