The National Lottery Olympic Park Run ballot now open
Posted: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 14:17
The National Lottery Olympic Park Run, the first public event to take place in the Olympic Stadium, opens for applications today (30 September).
Members of the public can apply for places in the five-mile run over the next four weeks. Successful applicants in the ballot will have the chance to be the first runners to cross the Olympic Stadium finish line during the run on 31 March 2012.
The event celebrates the contribution of The National Lottery and its players to London 2012.
To enter the online ballot, visit www.national-lottery.co.uk/run before midnight on 27 October 2011. The National Lottery Olympic Park Run is open to anyone aged 16 or over, of any running ability. Each of the 5,000 lucky applicants will also be allocated a pair of spectator passes to the Olympic Stadium, so that two friends or family members can support them over the finish line.
The five-mile course will travel through the Olympic Park alongside many other iconic Olympic and Paralympic Games venues.
LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe commented: 'The National Lottery and its players have made a significant contribution in helping us realise our vision for the most spectacular Olympic Park, which will leave a lasting legacy for generations to come. I'm delighted that The National Lottery will give members of the public the chance to be the first to cross the finish line in the Olympic Stadium.'
Dianne Thompson, Chief Executive of Camelot, said: 'This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in one of the most thrilling events in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The chance to take your place in history as one of the first people to cross the finish line in the Olympic Stadium is what dreams are made of. The National Lottery is proud to make that dream a reality for those who are lucky enough to win a place in the run.
Visit the National Lottery Olympic Park Run website for more information and to enter the ballot.