Clubs from London and across the UK will battle to be first across the former Olympic Stadium finish line for a shot at the host of prizes on offer at the Great Newham London Run

Dozens of London running clubs have already entered teams of up to four men and four women to give themselves a chance of winning the Great Run Club Challenge at the Great Newham London Run on Sunday July 17.

Not only does the Great Newham London Run 10km give runners the only chance to have their own golden moment crossing the same finish line as London 2012 legends, but the team with the fastest overall time will win prizes including £500 for their club, 15 entries to next year’s run and entry into a prize draw for a trip of a lifetime to take part in the Great Ethiopian Run and meet with legendary distance runner, Haile Gebrselassie.

The second fastest team from an affiliated England Athletics or Scottish Athletics club will win ten entries to next year’s Great Newham London Run and there are five places up for grabs for the third place finishers. Runners just need to make sure they give their club name when they enter the event, which takes place in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, at

Brendan Foster, chairman of The Great Run Company which organises the Great Newham London Run, said: “London 2012 has kicked off a second running boom in London. The famous old clubs are thriving and new clubs are being created all the time. The Great Run Club Challenge gives all affiliated clubs from London and the rest of the UK the chance to put their top teams up against each other and compete for stellar prizes, including a trip to the amazing Great Ethiopian Run.

“The Great Newham London Run will be a great day out for all club runners, however competitive, who can each bring two guests to cheer them as they have their golden moment across the same finish line as Mo Farah, Jess Ennis-Hill and David Rudisha.”