The logo of the World Airline Road Race featuring a globe of the world surrounded by a laurel wreath.

World Airline Road Race Festival London 2010

The event logo of the World Airline Road Race 2010 London featuring a running shoe whose lace forms the course of the river Thames over well known London landmarks

The Race Venue and Details



10k course certificate (new window)


5k course certificate (new window)



At its core the World Airline Road Race is focused on two races, a 10k road race and a 5k road race.


The course will be around Royal Victoria Dock next to the ExCeL exhibition and conference centre. This is the same venue used for the 10k run of the 2009 International London Triathlon and booked again for the 2010 event in August. See 2009 London Triathlon Video (opens new window).  The nearest station to the start and finish is Prince Regent but most competitors will choose to walk the 500 meters from the main hotels through the ExCeL centre.


The course consists of an out and back alongside the dock with a total length of 5k.  This will be run twice for the 10k. The course has been accurately measured and certified by Hugh Jones. The course is:

Race Licence and Rules

The races will be held under UK Athletics Rules for Competition.  The UK Athletics race licence is 2010-100969 (opens licence in new window).  Competitors affiliated with UK Athletics are entitled to a 2 reduction in the festival (race) fee.  This will be offered as a refund at or before festival registration.

Race Setup

The race will be set-up and administered by the British Airways Athletics Club and with Race Director Simon Turton.  The club has over twenty five years' experience in all aspects of organising races with several open races being successfully managed each year.  Details such as course marking, start procedures, marshalling, the provision of first aid, refreshments and results are dealt with each time.


The club also provides two of the seven Senior Stewards for the London Marathon course covering the last two sections and the finish area and over 100 marshals enabling five critical pedestrian crossing points on the course.


Letter from the London Marathon organisers on the value of the British Airways Athletics Club's involvement (opens new window).