National Lottery Olympic Park Run briefing note
The National Lottery will be hosting the first ever public event in the Olympic Stadium. The National Lottery Olympic Park Run will offer the chance for 5,000 participants to be the first to cross the Olympic finish line. It will take place on 31 March 2012 and the five mile course will be contained within the Olympic Park.
The ballot for this run opens on Friday 30th September and will stay open for 4 weeks (until midnight on the 27th October 2011) and the National Lottery is keen to ensure that as many people across the UK have the opportunity to apply for a place in the run.
This event has been organised as a celebration of the £2.2bn National Lottery players contribute towards the funding of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including the venues and infrastructure.
This is really a once in a lifetime opportunity to run on the track that the world’s elite athletes will compete on, against a stunning backdrop of venues which Lottery players have part-funded. So we’d be really grateful if you could help spread the message to your networks.
The online ballot can be entered by visiting www.national-lottery.co.uk/run <http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/run> and the run is open to anyone aged 16 or over, of any running ability. The 5,000 lucky hopefuls chosen from the ballot will also be allocated a pair of spectator passes each to the Olympic Stadium, so that two friends or family members can cheer them on and be part of this memorable occasion.
The cost of entering The National Lottery Olympic Park Run will be £15 for successful applicants which covers a race number, two spectator passes for the Olympic Stadium, a full information pack, an event T-shirt to run in on the day, computer chip timing for a completely accurate running time, a souvenir finisher's medal, on-course refreshments and a finisher's pack.