Horse Guards Parade Ground and The Mall will be transformed into sporting arenas, with the free events on The Mall starting at 3pm, and ticketed sessions in the Horse Guards Parade Ground stadium running from 1-3pm and 6-8pm.
A two mile course will be laid out on The Mall, featuring elite Olympic and Paralympic races. After the success of the road races in 2012 and events like the Tour de France, this is another chance for you to see top class sport for free. Double World Indoor champion and world record holder Genzebe Dibaba will lead the field in the women’s one mile, while in the men’s two mile, British legend Mo Farah (Alberto Salazar) hopes to recover from his recent illness in time to compete. Other events to see also include the Wheelchair one mile and Sainsbury’s Active Kids.
Horse Guards Parade Ground
This venue hosted beach volleyball at the London 2012 Games, and will see a temporary stadium created to showcase sprints and hurdles, high jump, pole vault and long jump. A host of world, Olympic and Paralympic champions are scheduled to compete, including Team GB’s Greg Rutherford and Jonnie Peacock, who won gold on ‘Super Saturday’ and ‘Thriller Thursday’, respectively, at London 2012.
Pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie, Olympic and world 100m gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, world 110m hurdles champion David Oliver and Olympic 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson will be among the international stars to line-up on the track and field.
Don’t miss your chance to witness elite Olympic and Paralympic races.