The event is a non-stop baton carrying relay [inspired by the symbolism of the Olympic Torch Relay] which will see 8 teams, 1 to each lane of the Terence Mcmillan Stadium 400M running track, made up of between 24 and 48 runners per team [full hour or half hour slots per runner], running continuously for 24 hours, trying to complete as many KMs in that time as possible.
Each team is attempting to run the farthest but teams are also jointly attempting to run farther than 2012km as a combined total.
This FREE event, open to the public as well as members of local running groups and clubs, is seen as both a celebration of the unique location in the heart of the 2012 Olympic geography, and a coming together of local running communities in a spirit of competition and co-operation.
As well as participants from East End Road Runners other invited teams include the Newham and Essex Beagles, Run England, local Parkrunners, members of neighbouring running clubs, Newham Council, and members of the public.
Please email 3 or 4 preferences for half hour slots with your full name and contact details [indicating to which team you belong] to firstname.lastname@example.org This is also the address for all queries.
Time slots are allocated on a first come first served basis. Entry is by pre-registration only.