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FESTIVAL OF SPORT FEATURING QUEEN'S BATON RELAY

8 - 8 June 2014 

To celebrate the arrival of the Queen’s Baton Relay join us at the Park for our Active People Active Park’s ‘Festival of Sport’ on 8 June. 

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Kicking off from 9:30 am and running all day until 5pm, the free festivities will be the biggest mass participation sports event on the Park. 

This includes more than thirty different sports, a free prize draw challenge for those taking part, street food pop-ups, and more.

Read more about the amazing range of activities on offer, and how to follow the Queen's Baton as it makes its way across the Park, below.


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Get active!

A range of not to be missed activities, suitable for all ages and abilities will take place across the Park throughout the day, from football and frisbee games, to wrestling and sitting volleyball (see full list below).  

Enter the free prize draw challenge by trying out 12 different activities and collecting stamps at each location.  

Fitness boot camps, dance workshops and mini cricket will also be on offer. That’s not all, the Park will be bursting with street food pop-ups, a big dance bus and even a bouncy cave! 

There will also be an appearance by boxing legend Barry McGuigan, who will be leading the BMBA Guinness World Record Attempt at setting the greatest number of non-contact punches thrown by the general public. 

Motivate East, a disability sports project inspired by the Paralympic Games will be providing wheelchair basketball and inclusive cycling sessions for all. 

The Festival of Sport is completely free and open to everyone.  Come and cheer on the Queen’s baton as it journeys through the Park and try a new sport at the same time.

The Festival of Sport is one of the flagship events of our Active People, Active Park programme, offering local residents, of all ages and abilities, a huge range of opportunities to get active–right on their doorstep. This three year programme will see tens of thousands of people try new sports and take up old sports in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Follow the Queen's Baton Relay

The Baton will be arriving on the Park early on Sunday morning – its first call of duty will be to abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the hands of British Olympian Sir Matthew Pinsent. 

Next, it will be taken to the South Park Lawn where the Barry McGuigan Boxing Academy will be attempting to break the world record for the greatest number of non-contact punches thrown by the general public. 

At around 1.30pm, the Baton will be visiting the Lee Valley VeloPark, the site of so many iconic moments during the London 2012 Games. 

The Baton will finish its journey around the Park at 4pm so there will be plenty of opportunity during the day to get a glimpse of this piece of history!



Try something new

Just some of the sports you can try – for free – at  the Festival of sport.

AthleticsBasketballWheelchair Basketball
BoxingCanoeingCricket
CyclingInclusive CyclingDance
Exercise PresentationsFitness TrainingFootball
FrisbeeHockeyJudo
Multi SportsMini TennisNetball
Nordic WalkingPark Fitness InitiativesRowing
RugbySquash & RacketballTable Tennis
VolleyballWrestling 

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