15 Aug

Time To Light Up Olympic Park

Supernova 5K Run

Looks like GSi Events are determined to keep runners in the dark with the announcement that entries are now open for the Supernova London 5K, which takes place on Saturday 31 March 2018. The event will be held at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, with a jaw-dropping route taking in the ArcelorMittal Orbit, Stratford Waterfront, London Aquatics Centre and the Olympic Stadium itself.


Supernova 5K will start at the magical setting of the ArcelorMittal Orbit at 8pm. The route heads north, parallel to the Stratford Waterfront, before taking a right over the bridge towards the inspirational London Aquatics Centre. The course then swings back down over the bridge before meandering through the magnificent Olympic grounds.
Runners can expect to be swept along by a distinctly magical experience as dusk falls on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Participants are offered a unique opportunity to grace the grounds of Olympic champions such as Sir Mo Farah in one of the most iconic settings in the UK, passing the Olympic Stadium before heading south along the canals for the last kilometre. 
The emphasis at Supernova 5K is on colour and sound around the route, providing runners and spectators alike with an unforgettable race. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged!
Event director Neil Kilgour says: “We are very proud to be launching the Supernova 5K series in London once again. The event has successfully taken place along Bournemouth Pier and The Kelpies in Falkirk for the past two years. We wanted to open it up to other venues to get even more people involved in this spectacular run.
“These events are for everyone and we want to get as many people involved as possible. Whether you’re aged 5 or 50, a regular runner or you haven’t run in years, these events aim to bring families and friends together, dressed in the brightest, flashiest clothing you can find to light up these iconic venues. The runners ARE the event!”
Last year’s event sold out with thousands of runners descending on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, following in the footsteps of their favourite Olympians. Entries for the Supernova 5K running series are open now and start from just £13. Early bird discounted entries close this Sunday (20 August). To enter visit the event website.
Image courtesy GSi Events