About the event
The National Lottery Newham London Anniversary Run is back for 2014. Following the jubilant scenes of last year’s event, runners will have the opportunity to celebrate London 2012’s legacy in style once again.
This time around there will be no stadium finish, with the five-mile course instead featuring a number of the prestigious arenas that housed such inspirational scenes two years ago. The National Lottery Newham London Anniversary Run will take place on Sunday 20 July.
Taking in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the course includes the Velodrome, London Aquatics Centre and the Copperbox. You’ll get the chance to see the athletes’ former basecamp as you run through the East Village, as well as experience the beautiful new parklands and river ways.
The event will return to the Stadium in 2015. If you get a place in this year's run you will automatically get priority for a place in 2015.
There will be a shorter distance available for children in the Family Run, which offers an opportunity for younger runners aged 5 years and older to take part with an accompanying adult. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be fully open to the public when the run takes place, so you will be able to bring as many friends and family along with you on the day to cheer you around the course.
By playing The National Lottery, the public provides crucial funding to our Olympic and Paralympic athletes and have most recently supported a glorious return of medals from the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi.
The National Lottery Newham London Anniversary Run, staged in partnership with the London Borough of Newham, celebrates this contribution and the life-changing support players continue to give both grassroots and elite sport in the UK.
Newham residents will also have the chance to take part in this year's run for free, thanks to 1,000 adult and 300 family places secured by Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales.
N.B. Please note, the 2014 event will NOT be taking place in the Stadium, as in 2013, due to it's redevelopment.