RunThrough Chase the Sun Olympic Park 5k & 10k
The Run Through Chase the Sun series is 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!
Unique themed medal
Chip timed results
Free official event photographs
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
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.
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