180 additional free places secured for Newham residents in the National Lottery anniversary run

29 May 2013 in 2012 Games and legacy and Health and Mayor
Sir Robin Wales Mayor of Newham said: “I'm pleased to announce that we have managed to secure 180 free additional places for Newham residents to take part in the National Lottery Anniversary Run.
  L-R Brendan Foster, Chairman of Nova International, Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham, Dominique Allen, women's basketball play
“This is on top of the 750 free exclusive places already secured for residents in the run and 350 places in the family run.

“The run will now give more than 1,200 Newham residents the chance to take part in the first event in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Olympic Stadium since the end of last year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games along with 2,400 family or friends in the stadium to cheer them on.

“It’s a truly wonderful opportunity for Newham residents.”

The National Lottery Anniversary Run is scheduled to take place on Sunday 21 July. The adult run will take participants on a five-mile course around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, past iconic venues including the Velodrome and the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

A shorter family fun run that children can participate in (accompanied by an adult) will take place on the same day.

Both events end with participants running on the track in the Olympic Stadium and crossing the same finishing line as Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis.

More than 12,000 people are expected to take part and every participant in The National Lottery Anniversary Run can invite two supporters to witness them cross the stadium finish line

Families taking part in the fun run can also take a supporter in with them too (one supporter aged over 16 per adult competitor).

To book your place in the run, please email