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Distance 10K
Price £32 per entry
Location London
Date 02 July 2017
Age 15 years old and over

Simplyhealth Great Newham London Run

London....this one's for you!

The stage is set, the cast are gathering and on Sunday 2 July the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be buzzing with eager runners, ready to take on the Simplyhealth Great Newham London Run. 

Don't miss your chance to cross the line in style, finishing on the track inside the Stadium that not only saw many a glorious moment in the 2012 Olympics, but will welcome back Mo Farah and Usain Bolt for the 2017 World Championships. 

Follow the 10k course around the Park and take in the iconic Lee Valley VeloPark, London Aquatics Centre and the Copper Box Arena that have stood proud for the last five years. 

Experience an event like no other! 

The Course

Starting on the South Park Lawn next to the ArcelorMittal Orbit the 114 meter tall structure which offers fantastic views of the park and the wider Greater London area, leaving the start you head out taking a right turn on the loop road before turning and heading back past the London Aquatics Centre.

In the first km there is a slight hill but don’t worry that’s the biggest climb of the day over and done with. As you pass 2k you are not far from the first band on the run and  the Copperbox Arena and Run sculpture with that behind you the North Canal Park and Here East is just around the corner. Here East is home to BT Sport and Loughborough Universities London Campus and has a fine selection of bars and restaurants on the canalside. Beyond 4k you will get to the first drink station on the course before crossing the river Lea and heading towards the Lee Valley VeloPark course where you run close to 1500 meters on the cycle circuit. On leaving the cycle circuit  you will run past East Village which is the former Athletes village before approaching 7km. With 3km to go there is a cooling mist shower shortly followed by the second drink station to prepare you for the final stretch. You will then turn left running on one of the main approaches to the stadium before returning to the loop road where you head past the Old Big Breakfast house at Loch keepers Cottage.

As you approach 9km you will take a turn into the stadium grounds running 300m around the London Marathon Community Track and in to the Stadium buggy lane where there will be a little bit of encouragement from some famous voices. You will then you have your own moment of history running the same 100m on the London Stadium track on which Usain Bolt blew away his competitors and Mo Farah and Jess Ennis ran to gold. You can then cross the finish line to your own MoBot or Bolt and experience that finish line feeling! Please then follow the directions of stewards and marshals to get your finishers pack and all important medal.

Please note: the course may be subject to change.


Please see below for the 2017 event day timetable:

Time Simplyhealth Great Newham London Run
09:00 Event Village opens to public (baggage services, toilets and information point)
09:45 Assembly areas open for ORANGE and WHITE waves
10:10 Warm-up for ORANGE and WHITE waves
10:15 London Stadium Open
10:20 START of the ORANGE wave 
10:32 START of the WHITE wave
10:45 Assembly areas open for GREEN and PINK waves
11:05 Warm-up for GREEN and PINK waves
11:15 START of the GREEN wave
11:27 START of the PINK wave
13:20 Assembly areas open for the Simplyhealth Great Newham London Family Run
13:42 Warm-up for the Simplyhealth Great Newham London Family Run
13:50 START of WAVE 1 of the Great Newham London Family Run (Red Numbers)
14:00 START of WAVE 2 of the Great Newham London Family Run (Blue Numbers)
15:30 London Stadium Closes

*Timetable not final, times subject to change.

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Here's what our runners had to say about the 2016 Great Newham London Run!

Great Run Local

Need that little extra help with your training, or somewhere to continue your running experience? Join friendly runners and volunteers at our free, weekly 2k and 5k events and become part of a happier, healthier, growing community!

With your own personal Great Run Local wristband, you can track your progression through our unique mobile phone app, whilst meeting new people and interacting with others as you run! From children in pushchairs to our oldest runner at 88 years young, we encourage all abilities and ages to continue running with us all year round!


GRL Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: Every Sunday, 9:30am
ArcelorMittal Orbit, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 3 Thornton Street, London, E20 2AD

GRL Newham New Beckton Park: Every Sunday, 9:30am
New Beckton Park, Savage Gardens, London, E6 5NB

We are always looking to increase local running opportunities. If you know of any potential venues that could make great running locations and are interested in getting a weekly event off the ground, please contact us at


Great Run Local

Event location

As one of the most vibrant and multicultural boroughs in England, Newham is well worth a visit. A trip to east London is even more essential since it took centre-stage as the host of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Newham is home to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park where there is a wealth of sporting activities on offer to visitors. Take a dip in the ‘pool of champions’ at the London Aquatics Centre, or show off your pedal-power in Lee Valley VeloPark.

The Simplyhealth Great Newham London Run will finish inside the most recognisable venue in the Park – the Stadium.

Our own ‘Super Sunday’ will be created as we see thousands of runners cross the finish line on the running track inside the Stadium to a wall of applause and support given by runners’ friends and family spectating from the arena seats.

For more information about Newham please click here

About Newham

Treat yourself at Westfield

Be sure to visit Westfield to celebrate the success of your run! Visit Giraffe, The Real Greek & shake shack plus many more to enjoy fabulous food offers! With over 350 stores, there’s something for everyone.

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Westfield Shopping Centre

Great Runners Welcome Here

To find out how to take advantage of the free Great Runners Welcome Here offers linked to your event click here.

Your Simplyhealth Great Newham London Run offers:

  • ArcelorMittal Orbit

    50% off General Entry tickets! Visit to buy your tickets. Use promo code GNLR50 to benefit from the 50% discount. Discount valid for visits on the 2nd July 2017 only. Please note The Slide is not included in this offer.
    ArcelorMittal Orbit
    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
    5 Thornton Road
    London, England
    E20 2AD