Where's Wally?

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

Organiser's Description

Join us at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and follow in the footsteps of sporting legends as we turn the Park red and white in the name of literacy!

There's a 5k or a 10k course to choose from - perfect for beginners or those looking to achieve a PB, plus there's a 1k route for little legs!

Every runner will receive a Where's Wally? costume and a collectible medal, plus there will be winners' trophies for each race category, on the day spot prizes and lots of entertainment for all the family!

Every penny raised from this event will help transform the life stories of children in some of the most deprived communities across the UK, by giving them the literacy skills they need to succeed in life.

Races

  • Adult Entry 10 km
    £27 CLOSED
  • Adult Entry 5 km
    £27 CLOSED
  • Child Entry 10 km
    £14 CLOSED
  • Child Entry 5 km
    £14 CLOSED
  • Child Entry 1 km
    £14 CLOSED
  • Family Entry Up to 4, at least 2 kids under 12 yrs
    £60 CLOSED

Where's Wally? costume

Collectible medal

Chip timed results

Exclusive goody bag

Fundraising support

There will be winners' trophies for each race category, on the day spot prizes and lots of entertainment for all the family, including face painting, and food stalls!

But this isn't just a fun day out for all the family. Every penny raised from this event will help transform the life stories of children in some of the most deprived communities across the UK, by giving them the literacy skills they need to succeed in life.

Run in the footsteps of Olympic legends, around the iconic sights of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Along a flat, smooth course, you'll be in inspired by the scenic waterways, green spaces and sporting venues which include the London Stadium, the London Aquatics Centre, and the Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

The approximate timings on the day will be:

  • 8.30am: Registration opens
  • 9.25am: 1k kids warm-up
  • 9.30am: 1k kids race
  • 9.50am: 5k and 10k warm-up
  • 10.00am: 5k and 10k races starts

There will be family entertainment and food and drink stalls available all day to keep supporters and runners entertained and well fed! Please bring cash with you.

FAQs
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  • Adult Entry 10 km
    £27 CLOSED
  • Adult Entry 5 km
    £27 CLOSED
  • Child Entry 10 km
    £14 CLOSED
  • Child Entry 5 km
    £14 CLOSED
  • Child Entry 1 km
    £14 CLOSED
  • Family Entry Up to 4, at least 2 kids under 12 yrs
    £60 CLOSED

Reviews

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Wally Would be Proud...

Having watched my partner run her first ever race just two months ago, all I wanted to do was put on my trainers and join her in completing my first race too. And what better cause than running for the National Literacy Trust, which brought together hundreds of Wally's for what was a wonderful Sunday morning. Not letting the negativity of the virus get us down, we all showed up and ran our costumes off in the name of literacy! I had so much fun, it will be a race I'll never forget :)

George Ray / Mar 16, 2020

A Genuinely 'Fun' Run

This is only my second official race, and my first fun run, so I wasn't 100% what exactly I should be expecting. Instead I turned up on the day and was instantly greeted by a sea of Wally's, which put the biggest smile on my face. The course a smooth 5k with so many friendly stewards dotted about and cheering you on, but has a hint of a challenge with the occasional incline (which I did not train for. Whoops). I would 150% recommend this race for folks at any level. Whether you walk or run this race, it's sure to leave you with a smile.

Lauren Brown / Mar 16, 2020

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