Diamond Relays to return to Olympic Park in 2016

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Competitive colleagues need to get this date in their diaries: 19th July 2016 will see the Diamond Relays return to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium. The chip-timed 5x5K relay sees male, female and mixed teams race the iconic route around the home of the 2012 Olympics, starting and finishing on the stadium's world famous track. 230 corporate running teams took on the inaugural race this July, with teams representing companies from industries such as the financial sector, law, construction, education and more. See the highlights reel here.

Diamond Relays organiser and runbritain MD Geoff Wightman said: “The Diamond Relays are a unique opportunity for runners of all abilities to race over a 5km loop in such an iconic venue which saw legends created at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

“After the success of last year’s event which saw brand new runners getting their moment of glory on the world famous track, we know from entries already received that it will be even bigger in 2016. It is also a chance for colleagues, friends and family to watch you in the Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park so don’t miss out on this popular event.”

The 2015 event was won by the London Marathon team led home by 2012 Olympian Scott Overall, who completed the course in 1:22.39. Fancy giving them a run for their money? The 2016 Diamond Relays cost £400 to enter for five runners and including five spectator seats. Click here to enter.