invites you to be one of the first to run in the 2012
Newham residents are invited to
enter a historic run and be among the first people to run in the
The National Lottery Olympic Park Run will take place on
31 March 2012 prior to the games starting in August. There are
5,000 places available and an additional 500 will be offered
exclusively to Newham residents.
The five mile race will be the first public event staged in the
Olympic Stadium. Participants will run across the Olympic Park
alongside the other venues before crossing the finish line which
will be located in the magnificent stadium. A host of former and
current Olympic and Paralympic athletes and celebrity runners will
also be taking part.
Sir Robin Wales, mayor of Newham said: "This is good news for
Newham residents - this run will give them the first opportunity to
see the magnificent stadium up close.
"Those that part will also get the chance to become a part of
history as this will be the first sporting event held in the
stadium. We want to inspire more young people to get involved in
sport and fitness and we hope this run alongside our existing free
sports programme will encourage more people get involved in
physical activity. "
Launching the ballot in the Olympic Park were Sir Robin Wales,
Mayor of Newham, Olympic athlete Christine Ohuruogu who is from
Stratford, Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the London Organising
Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Dianne Thompson,
Chief Executive of National Lottery operator, Camelot.
For further information about the run go to
Newham residents who want to take part should check the Newham Mag
for further information. 500 entrants will be selected at random
and sent an online token which they will need to redeem in order to
secure their place.
All entrants need to be over the age of 15. They will also need to
verify they live in the borough of Newham.