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2022 marks 10 years since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and we invite you to mark this important anniversary with us!

Have you found one of our placements in the park?!


Measure yourself against an Olympian and see how fast you can run the 5000m! 

An aerial view of a path at Gunpowder Park and parkrun logo
Looking back at London 2012...

Mo Farah won gold during the London 2012 Olympics in the Mens 5000m 🥇


His winning time was 13 minutes, 41 seconds!


How fast can you run 5km? Time yourself on your phone or watch and let us know! 


There is a 5km route at Gunpowder Park that you can follow. Download the map here


Why not join in on a parkrun - our route follows the same as parkrun which happens every Saturday. Find out more below!

Take a winning photo and share it with us on socials! 📸

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Every Saturday, there is a parkrun at Gunpowder Park which is open to all. 


It starts at 09:00 and it is 2 laps of the park (our mapped route follows the same as parkrun). 


What is parkrun?

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! You can sign up on the website to receive a barcode and each time you take part, you'll get an official time when you scan your barcode. No pre-booking required, just turn up!


Find out more about Gunpowder parkrun here

Did you know three of our sporting venues played an important role in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games?
 
Find out more here