There are few things in life we love more than the prospect of a new race. New routes, new medals, new t-shirts. What could be better?
Well, we bring exciting news of an inaugural event over in East London. A half marathon that takes place entirely in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (the first one to hold the claim). We’re pretty stoked about this for three reasons: 1) We do pretty much any race that takes place in the park 2) We live over that way and 3) It’s organised by our favourite race organisers, RunThrough.
We actually nipped over to the press launch to to hear about the event firsthand and even got a chance to run some of the course with the RunThrough crew.
It’s looking extremely sweet as half marathon’s go, taking in pretty much the whole of the park over the 13.1 miles, with the start and finish line positioned just outside the stadium.
Oh yeah, the park is a pretty damn flat course as well, so if you’re planning on getting a fast time, this may be the one for you. It’s also nicely placed a couple of months before the London Marathon, so a good one to stick into your training plan.
Entries are now open with the early bird entry fee only £34. All finishers receive a large unique themed medal, limited edition technical t-shirt, free pre and post-race sports massage, free photography and a goody bag. There are 3,000 spots available, we’re guessing it’s going to be pretty popular.
Head over to the website here to pick up your place now. We’ll see you there.