Running clubs from London and across the UK will battle for a shot at a number of prizes at the Great Newham London Run .

Organisations have entered teams of up to four men and four women to give themselves a chance of winning the Great Run Club Challenge on Sunday, July 17.

The participants will not only have their moment crossing the finishing line at Olympic Stadium , but the club with the fastest overall time wins £500, 15 entries into next year’s run and entry into a prize draw to take part in the Great Ethiopian Run.

The winners of the draw will also meet legendary distance runner Haile Gebrselassie as part of the trip.

The second fastest team from an affiliated England Athletics or Scottish Athletics club wins ten entries to next year’s Great Newham London Run and there are five places up for grabs for the third place finishers.

Chairman of the Great Run Company Brendan Foster said: “London 2012 has kicked-off a second running boom in London.

“The famous old clubs are thriving and new clubs are being created all the time. The Great Run Club Challenge gives all affiliated clubs from London and the rest of the UK the chance to put their top teams up against each other and compete for stellar prizes, including a trip to the amazing Great Ethiopian Run.

“The Great Newham London Run will be a great day out for all club runners, however competitive, who can each bring two guests to cheer them as they have their Golden Moment across the same finish line as Mo Farah, Jess Ennis-Hill and David Rudisha.”

To take part in the competition, runners need to give their club name when they enter the event online .