Supernova London 5K
Sat 16 Nov 2024 London, UK

Supernova London 5K

Ready... Steady... GLOW! Expect to be swept away on a distinctly magical 5K experience as dusk falls on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and grace the grounds of World Athletics Champions.

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  • Sat 16 Nov 2024
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

Supernova London 5K



All ages

  • 5 km road running


Light up London as the ever-popular night-time 5K returns!

Follow in the footsteps of Olympians at the jaw-dropping Supernova London. The 5K route around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park takes in iconic venues from the 2012 Olympic Games including the ArcelorMittal Orbit, Stratford Waterfront, London Aquatics Centre and the London Stadium itself for a 5K with a difference.

Get involved and light up Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to make it look even more spectacular! 


  • Takes place at dusk

    Take a beautiful and iconic venue, wait until dusk, get the family together then set off on a Supernova 5K.

  • Unique 5K route

    Start from the magical ArcelorMittal Orbit - the UK's tallest sculpture - and experience the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium at night.

  • Dress up in your brightest outfit

    Glowing, flashing and fluorescent fancy dress to light up the iconic venue to make it look even more spectacular!

  • Get the whole family involved

    No stress, no time limits, just fun. Get the family together for an evening of something a little different.

  • Under 5 go FREE 

    You decide your own speed – whether you’re an experienced runner or you just want to stroll around with the family, taking everything in as you do so – this event is for you.

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Buggy friendly
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Teams
  • Wheelchair users


You are welcome to complete the course at your own pace, however, there is a maximum time limit of 1 hour associated with this event which is very inclusive as even completing the route at a relatively slow walking pace will see you finish within 1 hour. If you plan to walk the whole distance please allow runners to start in front of you. 

  • Bag storage
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Greater London
E20 1EJ

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Traffic free
  • Way markers

Route highlights

  • Start at the magical ArcelorMittal Orbit
  • Stratford Waterfront
  • London Aquatics Centre
  • Olympic grounds and stadium
  • Along the canals
  • Finish back where you started

Route description

The Supernova 5K route at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park starts at the magical setting of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. The route then heads north running parallel to the Stratford Waterfront before taking a right over the bridge towards the inspirational London Aquatics Centre. The route then swings back down over the bridge before meandering north throughout the magnificent Olympic grounds.

Pass the Olympic stadium before heading south along the canals for your last kilometre. You’ll finish right where you started, wishing you could do it all over again!

Cut off time

1 hour.

  • Public transport links
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy

Sustainability policy

This event is committed to minimising the impact that it has on the local environment, implemented in the following ways:

  • Online entries rather than paper forms
  • Marketing material online rather than flyers and posters
  • Runner information online rather than printed
  • Public transport encouraged
  • Communication with residents and business regarding road closures, to reduce traffic congestion
  • Reduce noise pollution
  • All waste collected and recycled/repurposed wherever possible
  • Unused food donated to food bank

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Medal


  • Supernova buff for keeping you warm on colder days
  • LED head torch
  • Finisher's medal
  • Finisher's drawstring bag
  • Personalised event number with accurate timing chip
  • Event baggage facilities
  • Hydration at the finish
  • Results posted in your account within 48 hours
  • Fantastic running experience

Charity places

These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.


British Heart Foundation

Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but the BHF is leading the fight against it.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials

Sign up


Free sign up Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support

No one should have to face cancer alone.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials

Sign up


Health and Medical

MS Society

For a world free from the effects of MS.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up


  • All ages
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Enter online
  • Race pack by post
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  • Any age of entrant is allowed so long as the individual is healthy enough to do so.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be supervised at the event by a parent or guardian but the parent or guardian does not have to take part in the event itself. Therefore, children are allowed to run in the event unaccompanied provided the individual supervising them is happy for them to do so.
  • Under 5s are free.


Entry fees

Early bird entry fee


Valid to 03/12/2023

Entry fee


Valid 03/12/2023 - 24/10/2024

Entry fee


Valid from 24/10/2024

Junior entry fee


This is a really fun event - the glowing Orbit at the start/finish and everyone running in head torches through the Olympic Park. This is the 3rd year completing Supernova London with the kids and the marshals always offer amazing support to help little legs get round the course! Emma K

This was a fabulous little race, very well organised, proper toilets, somewhere warm to stand inside, and very well marshaled. The goody bag was pretty good and included a drawstring bag and a buff and you get a free head torch. Katherine R

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