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RunThrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

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

Sat 18th December 2021

Starting at 09:00

2 races


Organiser's Description

Kickstart your festive period and come and run a chip timed 5k or 10k through the incredible grounds of London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This course is not only flat and fast, but also inspiring. The RunThrough Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 5k & 10k event is a great opportunity for a quick time and a fun morning out, with a unique themed medal waiting for you at the finish!

Each kilometre 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. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!


  • 10k


  • 5k




  • 10k


  • 5k


What's Included

Bespoke Medal

Chip Timing


Fruit & mince pies


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

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

How To Get There

Public transport is the best and easiest way to get to and from the Park. 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 take escalator up to ‘The Street’, 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 and Stratford International.

Stratford station is served by: • Docklands Light Railway • Jubilee and Central lines • National Rail services operated by Greater Anglia and c2c • London Overground services

Stratford International is served by: • Docklands Light Railway • Southeastern High Speed 1.

You can also enter the Park via Hackney Wick station which is on the London Overground.

Bus: The 388 runs between Blackfriars in central London and Stratford City near the station entrance, going through the Park.

The 308 runs between Clapton to Wanstead via Stratford City near the station entrance and Celebration Avenue in East Village.

The 339 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 runs between Crossharbour and Stratford International bus station, going through the Park including Carpenters Road and Pool Street (by the London Aquatics Centre).

Stratford and Stratford City bus stations are both in close proximity to Stratford station.


Paid parking is available in Westfield Stratford City.

Other Information


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.

Results: Results will be available on 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 – and ‘Check In’ on race day or on Twitter / @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 [email protected] with any questions.

Course Details

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.


Are your events chip timed?

Yes, all of our events are chip timed and accurately measured.

What is the minimum age to enter an event?

11 years old for a 5k, 15 years old for a 10k

I can't make the event, can I have a refund?

Sorry, we don’t offer refunds. However, if you let us know 14 days in advance of the event we can transfer your entry to a friend or to a later event.

When will I receive more information about the event?

You will receive all race information, via email, in the week leading up to the event. For a weekend event you will receive it by Wednesday, and for a mid-week event, you will receive it by Monday.

Where can I find my results after the event?

Your results will be live on the website during the event. If you have any questions or queries with your results please email [email protected]

Am I allowed to wear headphones?

We’d strongly advise against it – the nature of the events means that you need to be aware of your surroundings and be able to hear marshals instructions.

RunThrough kit

RunThrough kit can be collected at any event. Simply head to the kit stall and pick the size and colour you want at the time of collection.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Wave Times

9am – 10k Wave 1 (55 minute cut off)

10am – 10k Wave 2 (90 minute cut off)

11:30am – 5k Wave 1 (25 minute cut off)

12pm – 5k Wave 2 (45 minute cut off)


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16 reviews


·7 months ago

Great course for a PB, pretty flat and laps so feels like a short course. Staff are super organised and highly recommend to anyone

·8 months ago

Well organised, really relaxed atmosphere, a bit like a Park Run event. All of the event staff were super friendly and helpful. Suitable for more and less experienced runners. Great support from the Marshalls on the way round the course. Nice medal and tasty snacks at the end. Really enjoyed it.

·a year ago

Great return to racing. My first run since lockdown. Super well organised. Felt very safe. Staggered starts were a bonus - was nice to have so much space. Great venue. Would highly recommend.

·2 years ago

Energised simple fun. Was a fun course in a beautiful part of London but a short lap IMO. All staff motivational and positive which was nice, medal and snacks after. Not sure I would do this race again but fun to do!

·2 years ago

expensive for what's provided. They try to save as much money as possible and you can see it.

·2 years ago

Really enjoyable. As with all of the run through events, really well organised with a great support team. Lovely venue too

·2 years ago

Enjoyable and well organised. Thoroughly enjoyable event from start to finish. Everyone is friendly, and very supportive cheerers through the laps. A little pricey, but I’d definitely do it again.

·3 years ago

expensive. for what they provide this race was so extremely expensive

·3 years ago

I loved it. What a well organised, fun and friendly event. We shall return!

·3 years ago

Fantastic Event. I'am from Portugal and this event was the end of my wonderful hollidays in London. Fantastic event... Congratulations to the organization and thank you so much for the simpathy and support along the all run... See you all some day... who knows...

·3 years ago

Funny. The place is lovely, the organization really well done, I had fun with people. You should try too!

·3 years ago

Lot’s of fun. Event was perfectly organized! It was a nice experience running 4 laps! It was great trying to chase other runners and trying to not get overlapped by faster runners!

·3 years ago

A lovely run. The Olympic Park is a beautiful place to run, although doing a 10k gets a bit repetitive as you do four loops of the course. The event was extremely well-organised. The staff were super helpful and supportive throughout the race, despite the rainy weather. I really enjoyed it - would definitely do it again!

·3 years ago

Brilliant event. Absolutely brilliant day even in the rain!!!

·3 years ago

Brilliant fun event. Event was well organised with incredibly encouraging staff all throughout the course. It was an amazing experience for my first ever run of this type and I couldn't be happier!

·4 years ago

5/5 and definitely participate again. I really enjoyed the race and the event itself. I'd give it a 5/5 and definitely participate again!
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