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Morrisons Great Newham London Run

Taking place in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park the 10K event is part of an exciting day of running in London. With the return of the Morrisons Great Family Run and the brand new Morrisons Great Marathon Team Relay, Sunday 19 July is a day not to be missed. All runners in the 10k will get the chance to have their very own Olympic moment as they finish inside the Stadium and cross the famous finish line and running track, subject to transformation work being completed, which saw Olympic greats Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Mo Farah race across in 2012. The course will also take in the sights of Lee Valley VeloPark, the London Aquatics Centre and the Copper Box Arena. This will be one of the few chances for you, your friends and family, to see the newly developed Stadium before the Rugby World Cup in September.

Radcliffe's Runners

Legendary athlete Paula Radcliffe has launched a search for six women from the Greater London area who want to get active and inspire others, by taking up the challenge of entering the Morrisons Great Newham London Run for the first time.

The six women will form a special group called 'Radcliffe's Great Runners' and receive training advice from the marathon world record holder herself.

The Morrisons Great Newham London Run is due to be staged over 10K on Sunday 19 July and will be the first event to take place in the former Olympic Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, since the transformation work began.

Runners will have an amazing opportunity to run in the Stadium and cross the same finish line that Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis crossed to win gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. What more inspiration could there be?

The Morrisons Great Newham London Run is aiming to become the biggest running event in Britain with 60,000 people taking part within five years and Paula wants to see more women in the event.

Paula is passionate about getting more women running and even if you’re not one of Radcliffe’s Great Runners you can still take part, get fit and have fun. There’ll be plenty of training tips on the greatrun.org website and 10k is a really manageable distance, even if you haven’t run before.

Great Run, The World's Favourite Run series with 17 runs in the UK and abroad, has appointed Paula Radcliffe as its Ambassador for women's running.

If you think you've got what it takes to be one of ‘Radcliffe's Great Runners' email your details with a maximum 100-word summary to sixfornewham@greatrun.org by midday on Friday 24 April 2015.

Radcliffe’s Runners

The Course

Starting a stone's throw from the iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit, the 10k course makes its way past the London Aquatics Centre before looping back round behind the Stadium towards the Copper Box Arena. At the 7k mark runners will cross over the River Lea towards Lee Valley VeloPark. At this point there's only a few kilometres left before heading back into the Stadium where the finish line sits on the running track. Get that finish line feeling and multiply it by 10, knowing this is the same spot where world-class athletes made their appearance at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Course Map

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 Morrisons 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.

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Timetable

Please see below for the 2015 event day timetable:

Time Morrisons Great Newham London Run
08:00 Customer Services, Baggage and Event Village Open
08:50 Assembly Areas Open (10K)
09:20 Morrisons Great Newham London Run Warm up
09:30 Morrisons Great Newham London Run Orange Wave Start
09:40 Morrisons Great Newham London Run White Wave Start
09:50 Morrisons Great Newham London Run Green Wave Starts
10:00 Morrisons Great Newham London Run Pink Wave Starts
11:50 Family Run Assembly Opens
12:05 Morrisons Great Newham London Family Run Warm up
12:15 Morrisons Great Newham London Family Run Starts
13:30 Morrisons Great Marathon Team Relay Starts Leg 1
14:00 Team Relay Leg 2 starts
14:30 Team Relay Leg 3 starts
15:00 Team Relay Leg 4 starts
18:30 Event site closes

*Timetable not final, times subject to change.

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