UK National Lottery Sponsors ‘National Lottery Anniversary Run’

6 May 2013

In celebration of last summer’s legendary 2012 London Olympics, the UK National Lottery is giving the community a chance to participate in the first sporting event in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Stadium since the games ended.

For the first time since the Closing Ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Stadium will play host to a sporting event. The National Lottery Anniversary Run, which takes place on Sunday, July 21st, was put together by funding from the UK National Lottery. The sporting event will give Newham residents the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of their sporting idols as they are given an amazing opportunity to cross the same finish line as their national Olympic heroes. The five-mile event, which will be on a course set up around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, gives up to 10,000 people the chance to run the final 300 metres to the stadium finish line.

This is the fifth consecutive year that the run has taken place in the borough of Newham and the second year that it has secured use of the former Olympic stadium.

As one of the most crucial sources of funding for good causes in the UK, the National Lottery upholds a tradition of impressive jackpots and philanthropy. Since 2002, it has helped raise funds for the National Lottery Good Causes foundation which assists hundreds of needy organizations around the country. As one of several British lotteries that take part in the “National Lottery Awards,” the U.K. National Lotto is continuously recognized for the impact that it makes on the community at large.

For players who wish to donate portions of their winnings, theLotter makes it easy to fund great causes. When playing at theLotter, players can donate to Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), Habitat for Humanity, World Wide Fund for Nature, and the Save the Children foundation. To do so, simply go to My Account and adjust the preferences at any time in Wins & Donations. For every donation that players make, theLotter will match the funds so that the contribution is twice as much!

Wednesday’s UK National Lottery draw is currently boasting a £2 million jackpot prize ! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to win big. London residents should also make sure to check out the event on Sunday, July 21st!