Sunday 11th December saw over 1,500 runners take on either a 5k or 10k run in the world famous Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London in aid of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust. Thanks to all the runners and supporters, thousands of pounds was raised to help young people facing disadvantage across the UK.

Starting and finishing outside the Olympic Stadium, by the iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit , the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 5k and 10k offered a great opportunity for fast times as the runners ran past many of the iconic venues from the 2012 Olympic Games as well as the newly re-opened London Stadium, home of West Ham United.

All the runners were cheered on by four of our world class athletes who provided running commentaries and handed out medals and t-shirts to all finishers after the run. Many thanks to:

David Coleman

Alistair Patrick-Heselton

Lesley Owusu

Sam Brearey

If you want to find out more about our amazing athletes, you can read all about them here

Many of the runners were dressed in Christmas themed fancy dress with plenty of Santas, reindeers and festive hats on display. You can search for images of those that ran on the day over on the Olympic Park 5k and 10k Facebook page and the results of the run can be found here. There was an amazing atmosphere on the day and thanks must go to the organisers at Run Through and all the volunteers and marshals out on the course who put on such a fantastic event.

We'd also like to give a big shout to Ian Boyd and Elly Virgo from Dame Kelly Holmes Trust who laced up their trainers and donned the Trust vest in order to take part and raise funds. Hope the legs weren't feeling too sore on Monday guys!

If you enjoyed this run or seeing the pictures has inspired you to take part in the future, you can find a listing of our upcoming events over on our website. We're adding more events all the time so keep checking back to see what great events we have coming up. Every time you take on a challenge for Dame Kelly Holmes Trust you'll be helping us support young people who are facing disadvantage to live a positive life.

As well as giving out t-shirts and handing out mince pies and bananas at the end, staff from the Trust were also out and about with our cameras, taking pictures of some of the best dressed runners. Here's a selection of just a few of our favourites below. If you have any other great shots from the day, please do share them with us on our Facebook page, we'd love to hear and see how you got on.