Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park invaded by bananas for family fun run

20 March 2015

It’s hosted Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis, Usain Bolt, and now Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will welcome its next big athletes – a massive bunch of running bananas.

Families will chase runners dressed in the fruity costumes around a 5km fun run course in Stratford, East London, to support cancer prevention research on Sunday, May 17.

The event, called ‘Beat the Banana’ and organised by World Cancer Research Fund, will raise vital funds for research that will help people lead healthy lives and keep loved ones together for longer.

Strollers, joggers and runners can still enter with their families into the fruity event in the north park, and will get an appealing goody bag for participating.

Rebecca Dallison, Deputy Head of Fundraising at World Cancer Research Fund, said: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for the whole family to do a fun run with a twist.

‘We can’t think of a better place to get the whole family running than in the fantastic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

‘We’ll be cheering all of our runners on to beat the banana to the finish line.

‘No matter what your fitness level this will be a great day out, and you’ll be raising money for a fantastic cause.’

Entry fees are £15 for adults, £10 for over 5s, free for under 5s. This includes race entry, a Beat the Banana! t-shirt, photo shoot at the race, a goody bag and finisher’s medal.

For more information, visit Beat the Banana, email beatthebanana@wcrf.org or call 020 7343 4200.