This summer, we can’t think of a better way to get out and enjoy the sun than by being active outdoors. If you fancy getting fit and having fun while you’re at it, then join us by getting involved in some of London’s summer sporting events. London has plenty to offer but, if you’re more of a spectator, we’ve also included some that can be enjoyed from the comfort of the sidelines…
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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
If you’re looking to get active over the summer, then this is the place to go to. Whether you’re interested in keeping fit or trying something new, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the place to head for a month full of sporting activities.
The Park has plenty on offer, including canoeing, basketball, mini-tennis, cycling, football, mini golf, water sports and so much more. Get involved no matter what your sporting ability is; there are activities available for everyone of all ages and abilities. It’s the perfect day out for the whole family!
For a full list of the activities available, click here.
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IAAF World Championships
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
This August, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will host the biggest global sporting event of the year – The IAAF World Championships. From the 4th – 13th August, the world’s top athletes will compete in sprints, discus throw, long jump, pole vault, shot put and many more of your favourite events. To watch our athletes at the top of their game, purchase tickets here, starting from just £20 for adults and £9.58 for children.
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Sign up for Run the River for a memorable run along the River Thames at twilight. It’s the perfect way to make exercise a bit of fun and doing some good while you’re at it. Run the River is organized by TeachFirst, a charity invested in education. Entry costs £30 and will help fund this charity.
You, amongst over 3,000 people, will get the tourists’ perfect route, passing by many of London’s iconic buildings such as The Shard, Shakespeare’s Globe, The Gherkin, the Tower of London and across Tower Bridge.
Anyone can join. If you’re an unexperienced runner, you can opt to take part in the 5K, or (if you’re feeling up to it) push yourself for the 10K. Sign up here.
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Over the August bank holiday weekend, you can take part in the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course. The beast, as it has been called, is 272 metres long with 32 inflatable obstacles.
There will also be live music from DJs combined with a lighting show as well as plenty of food and drink available to reboost your energy.
It is the ultimate bouncy castle experience for adults and sure to be a work out too! Who would want to miss this rare opportunity to be a big kid for a day? If you’re up for it, you can buy yourself a ticket here at £20 per person.
London Rat Race
ExCel London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London
This year, Rat Race have created the most fun-filled 10km obstacle race in aid of the charity Children with Cancer UK. The course will force you to swim, crawl, jump, slide and laugh your way to the finish line across 35 obstacles including a 50ft water slide, giant inflatables and the biggest water jump in any UK race!
Looking for a bit of fun and adventure this summer? Gather your friends and head down to London’s Docklands to help raise money for charity.
How will you be sporting away this summer? Let us know in the comments below!