National Lottery Olympic Anniversary Run

21st July 2013

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25/04/2013 at 09:46

Anyone else trying (and failing!) to enter this? I keep getting an error message saying "Server is too busy"

I really want to do this one, I missed out on the event last year and would love to finish a race on the Olympic track.

25/04/2013 at 09:48

Not just me then - I have tried all morning but to no avail - .

Edited: 25/04/2013 at 09:49
25/04/2013 at 09:50

Keep refreshing/opening tabs - I've managed to get 2 soots by frantic F5ing!

25/04/2013 at 10:03

Will keep trying. A friend got in using this link, but when I tried it lets me register an account and then says "sorry this stream is closed"

25/04/2013 at 10:06

Managed to get 4 entries in by using the back end URL, rather than the front end site that keep failing.Try removing the StreamID bit??? that may work

25/04/2013 at 10:07

Charley - did you get to put your card details in? I tried to be clever and changed the StreamID to =5013

I got to a page to enter my user name & password, but then it said "click here to pre-register your interest in the event" ... nothing about actually entering!

25/04/2013 at 10:13

Thanks Rachel, tried that but I just get into a page with my account details and can't go any further

25/04/2013 at 10:17

Organisers have just tweeted:

"Due to high demand entries to the run have closed temporarily. The run has NOT sold out. We will keep you updated & please check back later."

25/04/2013 at 11:20

Thanks Charley, I guess I'll just keep checking!

25/04/2013 at 11:33

Soooooooooooo frustrating!

25/04/2013 at 11:56
Charley did u pay 7.50 per person my wife entered but that seems cheap think she may have entered fum run
25/04/2013 at 12:04

Full event was 27.50 GBP IIRC, there is also the option of a family/team run which is 7 GBP per team member.

25/04/2013 at 12:08

I got through this morning after 30min of refreshing, when a friend sent me the back-door link. Then others told me they shut it down about 5min after I registered.

What a total clusterf*ck though - who thought it was a good idea to switch from last year's ballot system? I mean, they knew from last year's demand that this would be a popular event! Absolute incompetence from the IT providers.

Edited: 25/04/2013 at 12:08
25/04/2013 at 12:11

Thanks for the heads up on the price, have decided to support a local 5 mile race instead - about £20 cheaper.

25/04/2013 at 12:13

I'm still trying!

25/04/2013 at 12:20

I've been trying and failing all morning as well. Just tried the link xine267 posted and tried without the StreamID bit but only got to register my 'interest' and not actually enter.

I'm glad it's not a ballot system after my failings to get into London Marathon but don't understand how these days they haven't got the technology to deal with the amount of entrants. Tickets for the Anniversary Games sold out in 75 minutes and that was about 200,000 tickets over the 3 days - this is 'only' 10,000.

I'll leave it for a while as website does say it's closed entries until later.

Edited: 25/04/2013 at 12:23
25/04/2013 at 12:29

I just rang Nova International and "they're working on it" - hope to have it up and running again soon but it's not sold out.

I too can only cope with one ballot and that'll be London on Monday!

25/04/2013 at 13:21

I kept F5 ing this morning and got through to the entry page at around 10:15, then crash, then the account registration, crash, then payment, crash. I eventually got a transaction successful page and an entry ID number, also a payment confirmation number but no confirmation email, I guess because they've had to take the server down.

I hope that means that I got a place and wish everyone else the best of luck!

25/04/2013 at 13:42

I didn't even know this existed until I saw this thread, so thanks for the heads up

I've been refreshing the page ever since, sounds like a great event.


25/04/2013 at 13:42


they're saying on their twitter to send them an email with your confirmation number and they will confirm back.

It seems that systems were not talking to each other, so you will have an entry from the entry system but it's not yet in the other system. All got a bit messy!


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