One week left to enter Olympic Park run

People who want to be the first to cross the line at the Olympic Stadium have just one week left to apply for the once in a lifetime opportunity.

The ballot for places in The National Lottery Olympic Park Run, which takes place on March 31 next year, closes at midnight on October 27.

It will be the very first public event staged in the stadium. The 5,000 lucky hopefuls chosen from the ballot to tackle the five mile run will also be allocated a pair of spectator passes each to the Olympic Stadium, so that two friends or family members can cheer them on and be part of this memorable occasion.

The online ballot can be entered by visiting www.national-lottery.co.uk/run. The run is open to anyone aged 16 or over, of any running ability. The route will go through the Olympic Park.