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British Science Week

British science week

Organised by the British Science Association and supported by Yakult it takes place 10-19 March 2017. British Science Week is a national celebration of the best of British science, technology, engineering and maths - featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events across the UK.

Run the Solar System

Run the solar system

From Mercury to Neptune, lace up your trainers and launch yourself into a run through space! To kick off British Science Week, we are supporting a 10k ‘Run the Solar System’ race at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London on Saturday 11 March 2017. Run, jog or walk through the planets with hundreds of fellow astronauts! Entry for families and friends is free and everyone is welcome to participate in space-themed activities in the race village. Race entry is £15 which includes a medal and goody-bag. Registration, race and venue information can be found at

For your chance to win a pair of race entry tickets, enter our competition.

Virtual Race App

Virtual race app

If you cannot attend the day, why not download the specially designed app? Run the Solar System is an immersive running app, with the solar system scaled down to a 10K virtual race.  Space enthusiast Dallas Campbell gives an audio tour while you chart your course through space. In addition, there is a training plan, a 5k training mission and the full virtual 10k race which you can download during British Science Week and track your performance on the race leader board. Choose the Medal Pack option to receive a medal, finisher’s certificate, badge and more!
To find out more and to register for Run the Solar System see:

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