Six years on from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, there’s still something pretty magic about the Olympic Park, which will become home to a new half marathon launching next February.
Run by event organisers RunThrough, this new race will start and finish at the Olympic Park, passing the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the Olympic Stadium, the London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley Velopark (including a lap of the one mile moto GP styled outdoor circuit) and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.
As with all RunThrough events, this is one for PB hunters and first timers alike, with a relaxed, feel-good atmosphere throughout. Set up by runners Ben Green and Matt Wood, the RunThrough community strives to cater to every level of runner, both at their events and running clubs.
Talking of the event, a spokesperson for RunThrough said: “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.”
A good race for those preparing for the London Marathon in April, the debut event will be on Sunday 10 February 2019, with a 3000 person capacity. Entries are open now, with an early bird fee of £34 – finishers receive a unique themed medal, a running t-shirt, free race photography and a goody bag.