The Newham 24Hour non-stop Relay, organised by East End Road Runners, took place between Noon 18th Aug - Noon 19th Aug 2012 at Terence McMillan Stadium [Newham Leisure Centre] 281 Prince Regent Lane, London, E13 8SD
The event was a non-stop baton carrying relay [inspired by the symbolism of the Olympic Torch Relay] which saw 3 teams [nearly 100 runners], in 3 different lanes of the Terence Mcmillan Stadium 400M running track, running / jogging / walking continuously for 24 hours, trying to complete as many KMs in that time as possible.
Each mixed ability team was attempting to run the farthest but teams were also jointly trying to run farther than 500 miles / 800km as a combined total. The teams were joined on the track by other participants, running on a more ad hoc basis in other lanes.
This FREE event, open to the public as well as members of local running groups and clubs, was seen as both a celebration of the unique location in the heart of the 2012 Olympic geography, and a coming together of local running communities in a spirit of competition and co-operation.
As well as participants from East End Road Runners other invited teams included Run England, local Parkrunners, members of neighbouring running clubs, and members of the public.
Every participant received a Community Games certificate, a 2012 commemorative medal, water, and a spot prize goody bag.
Slots were allocated on a first come first served basis. Entry was by pre-registration only.
Three teams [89 runners] managed to keep 3 golden batons moving for 24 hours non-stop, covering a total of 717.08KMs [446 miles]. Images from the event can be found here. A full set of results here. Archived instructions to participants here.