The Simplyhealth Great Team Relay Returns To London Stadium This Summer

The Simplyhealth Great Team Relay is returning to London Stadium on Wednesday 4 July. The early evening event pits teams of four against each other in a 4x5k challenge, with each leg finishing on the iconic athletics track inside the Stadium. 
The route takes in the sights of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, including the Copper Box and the Arcelor Mittal Orbit, runners pass the newly restored Carpenters Road Lock and the Aquatic Centre before heading back into the stadium for the all-important baton handover back on the track. 

Nicky Homes, commercial director of event organisers, The Great Run Company said;” The event is a perfect opportunity for colleagues or groups of friends to enjoy a really memorable night of fitness and fun.

“Runners can expect plenty of entertainment on the course, big screens and music inside the Stadium. 

The event will be the only one in 2018 that gives runners the chance to run on the world-famous track, in the footsteps of Sir Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis Hill. 

Each team will be given four additional passes into the stadium for their own support crew to come and cheer them on, while enjoying the stadium’s food and beverage options. 

Teams from Lloyds Banking Group, BT Sport and GiffGaff are already signed up, a representative of the team from Lloyds who has taken part before said, “The Great Team Relay event was a unique opportunity to run on the London 2012 Olympic Stadium track and a great way to bring colleagues from all parts of our business together to experience an excellent evening of running and entertainment. 

“I thought the team relay format of the event was fantastic and allowed all abilities to be catered for, with the added opportunity to meet new people from within our business. This was a great event which we look forward to getting involved with again this year!”

Entries are now open and a special early bird offer is in place on a first come first served basis.
For more information or to enter visit greatteamrelay.com 

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