Actions and Detail Panel
Run the Solar System: live 10k race event
Sat 11 March 2017, 08:00 – 12:00 GMT
What could be better than running the solar system? How about running the solar system with hundreds of fellow astronauts?
On Saturday 11 March 2017, we’ll be kicking off British Science Week with a live 10k Run the Solar System race in partnership with Yakult UK at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
This is a chip-timed event (a three-lap loop starting and finishing from the South Lawn by the ArcelorMittal Orbit) and there will also be a space-themed race village featuring hands-on activities and demos for runners and their families and friends.
To help complete your race through space experience, download the Run the Solar System app from runthesolarsystem.com (available from Friday 3 March - and free to download on iOS and Andriod) to hear clips from the NASA and ESA archives along with narration from broadcaster Dallas Campbell, while you chart your way through the 10k course.
Race starts 10.00
Registration from 08.00
Race village opens 08.00
£15 Individual Entry
Entry includes medal and goody bag
Details of how to get to the park can be found here
There will be catering facilities and hands-on activities and demos in our space-themed race village, from 8am - 12.30pm, where you can watch in comfort as your friends and family run.
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead in the event village.