5 mile run, finishing by crossing the line in the Olympic stadium. There are 5,000 places up for grabs, to be drawn by a ballot - if you're chosen, it's £15 entry fee which includes various goodies including a runner's t-shirt and two stadium tickets (for the event presumably).
I've entered, has anyone else? Hopefully I'll be getting a couple of park runs under my belt before that comes around.
It's in the bottom ten of events I'd choose to do.
Do you have to run through the shopping centre to get to the stadium?
And £15 for a five miler?
5000 runners.only a 5 mile race and having to get into a stadium for a track finish............seems like there might be a bottle neck
fast runners maybe about 23 mins...........slow runners at 60 mins...so 5000 runners finishing within 38 minutes....all inside a stadium......can't imagin ethere not being a problem
I'm actually quite excited about it, I've never run on an olympic track before. That said, if it's a rerun of my experience of applying for olympic tickets then I haven't got in.
Wilkie- IIRC it goes 'through' the olympic park. I don't recollect having seen a route map.
I entered hoping that I may one day be able to show the grandchildren my Olympic medal...
The organisers have really got the marketing right on this, I'll say that for them.
Making it a ballot so ALREADY people are saying "will I get in?" - nothing is as desirable as something unobtainable.
Making it a "once in a lifetime event" - will you be surprised if actually, since it was SO successful, they decide to hold it again the following year? I know I'm a cynical old bat, but I'd put a tenner on that!
And where is all the entry money going? Good causes? I couldn't see any information about that on the website.
I entered. If I get in fine I get to see the olympic track and run on it. That would be cool.
If I dont then it wont ruin my life.
I dont know why people on here have to be so bloody miserable about everything.
Dont enter if you dont want.
I've entered, it will be fun if I get in, if not I'm not going to be that bothered, just seems a nice way of seeing the Olympic park and stadium for the first time.
Perhaps they will put the event on again the next year, would I be interested? no probably not, I'd like to do it in the Olympic year, it wouldn't be so appealing otherwise.
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I entered. If I get in fine I get to see the olympic track and run on it. That would be cool.If I dont then it wont ruin my life.I dont know why people on here have to be so bloody miserable about everything.Dont enter if you dont want.
Well it will literally be a once in a lifetime opportunity to enter the Olympic stadium and cross the line before any Olympic events take place. Hardly life changing but still pretty bloody cool. I'd be up for this if it wasn't likely to be way too soon into my injury rehab.
And 5,000 runners is hardly a guaranteed bottle-neck at the end of a 5 mile race is it? I can't see them sheperding you through turnstiles to get into the stadium, innit.
If you cant beat em !!
I have entered, if I get in I will do it walking in an Antique Divers Suit, should be finished a week later !!
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