Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon 2020
The forecast for Sunday is currently predicting over 50mph winds in Stratford at some points and heavy rain and the Met Office have issued weather warnings so in the interest of safety, we are in the unfortunate position where we have been forced to postpone the ON London Half Marathon until November 1st 2020*.
Join us for the On London Half Marathon at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 16th February 2020.
Run the second ever On London Half Marathon at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this February and take the opportunity to race around this unique Half Marathon route!
ENTRY FEE – £36
This ROAD CLOSED half marathon will start and finish at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home of the 2012 London Olympic. Race around the incredibly inspiring Olympic Park passing the ArcelorMittal Orbit, Olympic Stadium, London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. The course will take you past these iconic Olympic Landmarks and out onto the surrounding closed roads before returning to the park to include a lap of the one mile Lee Valley VeloPark outdoor circuit and finishing by the ArcelorMittal Orbital Structure!
*Please Note: due to road closures there is a strict 3 hours 15 mins cut off time!
Each mile is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish.
Your entry will include:
Chip timed results
Unique themed medal (as pictured)
Free official event photos
Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!
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ONCE YOU ENTER YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR RACE PACK AND THE BIG DAY WILL BE SENT CLOSER TO THE EVENT – ENJOY!
Public transport is the best and easiest way to get to and from the Park – by train, underground, bus or bicycle.
The nearest train, tube and bus stops are at Stratford, Stratford International, Hackney Wick, Pudding Mill and Leyton stations.
If you are exiting out of Stratford Underground Station – take escalator or lift up to ‘The Street’ (which is the outdoor part of Westfield Shopping Centre) – follow it along, bear right at Fountain Square toward John Lewis and then left at Jamie’s Italian. At the end of the passage, cross the road into the Park.
Tube and Train
The nearest stations are Stratford station and Stratford International station and both provide step-free access from entrance to platform. Stratford station is served by:
• Docklands Light Railway (DLR) • Jubilee and Central lines • National Rail services operated by Greater Anglia and c2c • London Overground services
Stratford International station is served by:
• Docklands Light Railway (DLR) • Southeastern High Speed 1 services
You can also enter the Park via Hackney Wick station which is on the London Overground.
More information is available at www.tfl.gov.uk.
The 388 bus runs between Blackfriars in central London and Stratford City near the station entrance, going through the Park and stopping at the Copper Box Arena and Westfield Avenue near the London Aquatics Centre.
The 308 bus runs between Clapton to Wanstead via Stratford City near the station entrance and Celebration Avenue in East Village.
The 339 bus runs between Leytonstone and Shadwell, with stops at Stratford City near the station entrance, the London Aquatics Centre, and on Carpenters Road at King’s Yard before exiting the Park at White Post Lane.
The D8 bus runs between Crossharbour and Stratford International bus station, going through the Park including Carpenters Road and Pool Street (by the London Aquatics Centre).
Stratford bus station and Stratford City bus station are both located in close proximity to Stratford station.
More information is available at www.tfl.gov.uk.
Paid parking is available in Westfield Stratford City.
We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. There will be a detachable baggage label at the bottom of your race number that you will need to attach to your bag. To collect your bag after the race all you have to do is show your race number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your belongings.
There will be plenty of portaloos within the event village for you to use before and after the race. There will also be toilets located around the 8 mile mark on the course to use during the race.
There will be 3 water stations along the course at miles 3, 6.5 and 10 as well as at the finish line where you can collect your medal, t-shirt and goodie bag.
The race will start and finish in the same location next to the event village. There will be yellow signs marking each mile along the course and along with arrows to direct you along the way there will be plenty of marshals to keep you going all the way to the finish.
As this is a road closed race we strongly advise against wearing headphones to ensure that you are alert to all marshal instructions throughout the race.
Queen Elizabeth Park is an incredible venue and as the course takes in the whole venue spectators are able to roam the course to watch their runners. Please be wary of runners on the course and listen to any marshal instructions given.
Results will be run live on the LondonHalf.com website so you can see your official time as soon as you cross the finish line! If you have any questions or queries regarding your time please do contact us at [email protected]
We will have a couple of photographers taking a few snaps of the race, which will be uploaded to the London Half Facebook page shortly after the race, so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself. All race photos are free for you to save and share as you wish!
Things To Note!
There WILL be pedestrians in the Park, please be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and dogs. We have marshals and signs around the course, but please pay very close attention to where you are going. We recommend you do not use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you.
For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Facebook @LondonHalf and follow us on Instagram @EastLondonHalf use the hashtag #EastLondonHalf in the build up to the race
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