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Residents invited to apply for free Great Newham London Run places

PUBLISHED: 18:06 02 March 2017 | UPDATED: 18:06 02 March 2017

Great Newham London Run in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Great Newham London Run in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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If you'd like to follow in the footsteps of Mo Farah by crossing the finish line in the London Stadium after a 10km run, here's your chance.

The Simplyhealth Great Newham London Run is back in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for another year, with 1,000 free places on offer for Newham residents.

In addition, there will be 250 places available in the 2.3km family run.

Tickets for both events, which are taking place on Sunday, July 2, will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Those who are not successful in obtaining a free place can book their place in the 10km run for £32 and in the family event for £9.

Brendan Foster, chairman of the Great Run Company, said: “We can’t wait to welcome the residents of Newham to the start line of this year’s event.

“The Simplyhealth Great Newham London Run is a celebration of everything that’s fantastic about this borough and it’s a great way for the whole family to get active and enjoy the incredible facilities on your doorstep in the Olympic Park.”

Sir Robin Wales, the Mayor of Newham, added: “I am delighted that once again we have secured free places for Newham residents to take part in this prestigious and unforgettable event.

“The event has grown over the years and our aim is to make this as big as the Simplyhealth Great North Run. What better incentive could there be for people to take part in the Simplyhealth Great Newham London Run than the opportunity to run in the former Olympic Stadium?”

To apply for the free places, which are non-transferrable, visit greatrun.org/newham-residents

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