5,000 People to be Given Chance to Run in 2012 Olympic Stadium

September 7, 2011

It has been revealed that more than 5,000 members of the public are set to be given the chance to run on the track at the Olympic Stadium.

The five-mile National Lottery Olympic Park Run will take place on March 31, 2012 and will involve a short route around the Olympic Park before runners enter the Olympic Stadium for the finish.

The ballot for entry will open later this month and people from across the UK will be selected completely at random to take part.

National Lottery spokesperson, said: “As a celebration of the £2.2 billion ($3.5 billion) National Lottery players will contribute towards the staging of London 2012, we have secured the chance for people with all abilities to be the first to grab a piece of the Olympic Games action.”

“This is 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.

“Watch out for more information on the ballot launch date to make sure you’re in with a chance to grab your place in this historic event.”