The event will welcome 3,000 runners to the grounds of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, for what will be the first half marathon to take place entirely in the park. Starting and finishing within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the race is open to participants of all ages and abilities.
This exclusive road-closed race provides runners with a chance to run a full half marathon on the site where global stars once lit up the world six years ago, at the much-loved London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Organisers are full of optimism ahead of the launch of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon, with a spokesperson from RunThrough Events stating “We are really happy that this will be the first ever half marathon to be held on these spectacular grounds.”
“This site is so iconic, and the race is road-closed too so we can’t wait to see how people find the event. There’s nothing quite like the London Stadium in the UK, and the grounds around it here really are special – I’m sure the race will be a great success.”
Entries are now open. The early bird entry fee is £34. All finishers receive a large unique themed medal, limited edition technical t-shirt, free pre and post-race sports massage, free photography and a goody bag.
To register, go to www.LondonHalf.com for further details. You can also follow @EastLondonHalf on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest news.
Notes to editors:
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon is organised by RunThrough events, one of the UK’s largest running event organisers with a track record of successfully organising events in the UK and who boast a growing community with a free running club and a large outreach.
RunThrough have had a tremendous impact in recent years on the promotion of active health in the UK, raising money for various charities along the way. They have staged events at many prestigious locations, including popular London spots such as Hyde Park, Greenwich Park, Regents Park, Clapham Common, Richmond Park and Battersea Park, as well as Hampton Court Palace, Knebworth House, Colchester Zoo and Thorpe Park.
A love for running inspires RunThrough’s work, as does the community they work with. Founded by passionate ex-England international track athletes and with a growing, vibrant, health-conscious team that focus all their efforts on ensuring all the runners that come to their events enjoy their experience, whether that’s with a PB or making a new friend, their community is an inspiring place for all involved.
This road-closed event will start and finish at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home of the 2012 London Olympics. Each mile will be accurately marked out with distance flags and all runners will benefit from chip timed results, as well as support from RunThrough helpers.