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London 10k Running Guide 2018

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Whether you’re a Londoner looking to finish your first 10k, hoping to smash your PB, or just want to find a race to mix up your training schedule, here’s everything you need to know about 10k races happening in the capital this year.

Our Top 4 Picks

Virgin Sport British 10k • Sunday 15th July

If you do one 10k this year, make it this one! You’ll be part of 10,000 runners taking on a closed road route that goes past London’s most iconic landmarks, to a soundtrack of live music at every kilometre.

Brought to you by the awesome team at Virgin Sport, your entry includes an ASICS t-shirt, finishers medal, free photos, tote bag and a spectator app. Enter now from £44 before it sells out.

Enter the Virgin Sport British 10k today

Adidas City Runs Fulham 10k • Sunday 18th March

A brand new race for 2018, this looks set to jump straight to the top of the list of unmissable 10ks in the capital. A pan flat course on closed roads through this exclusive part of West London.

Entry includes a tech t-shirt, chunky finishers medal, free race-day photos, and post-race yoga. Enter now from £40

Enter the Adidas City Runs 10k today

Vitality London 10,000 • Monday 28th May

Starting on the Mall and finishing in front of Buckingham Palace, this mega 10k (over 21,000 runners last year) goes right through central London, and features the British 10k Championships.

Brought to you by London Marathon Events, entry includes t-shirt and a finishers medal. Charity places available.

Enter the Vitality London 10,000 today

Richmond Running Festival — Kew Gardens 10k • Saturday 15th September

This is probably your only chance to run inside the stunning World Heritage Site of Kew Gardens. This leafy 10k is part of the popular Richmond Running Festival (which includes a marathon and half-marathon event on the Sunday) and is one of our favourite end-of-season races.

Your entry includes two free adult tickets into Kew Garden’s + unlimited children’s tickets, free beer, Nike tech t-shirt, and a finisher’s medal.

Enter now from £36, Charity Places also available

Enter the Kew Gardens 10k today

Those are our big four 10ks in London this year. But if you’re looking for something a little more local, there are great value 10ks (all with awesome atmosphere and finisher medals) happening almost every weekend in a park near you. Whatever you choose — good luck from all of us at LetsDoThis.com!


Find a 10k in a park near you

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k Series • First Saturday of each month

A monthly 10k series around the home of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games . This is a great value (from £16), chip-timed race on a course that avoids all road crossings. Expect a great atmosphere, instant results printing and goody bags with medals for every finisher.

Sat 3 March, Sat 7 April, Sat 5 May, Sat 2 June, Sat 7 July, Sat 4 August, Sat 1 September, Sat 6 October, Sat 3 November


Regent’s Park 10k Summer Series • First Sunday of each month

From the same organisers as the monthly Olympic Park series, pop-down to Regent’s Park on the first Sunday of each month this summer for a 10k series on a mostly flat course. Perfect for all abilities, expect instant results and goody bags with medals for every finisher.

Sun 1 April, Sun 6 May , Sun 3 June, Sun 1 July, Sun 5 August, Sun 2 September

Other races in Regent’s Park

London Easter 10kMonday 2 April, from £20

Royal Parks Summer 10kSunday 22 July, from £16

Regent’s Park Summer 10kSunday 19 August, from £18


Hyde Park • Various Dates

RunUK Hyde Park 10kSunday 18th March, from £23

Hyde Park Spring 10kSunday 25th March, from £16

RunUK Hyde Park 10kSunday 20th May, from £23

Royal Parks Summer 10k Sunday 19th August, from £16


Victoria Park • Various Dates

Victoria Park 10k Sunday 18th March, from £16

Victoria Park Easter RunFriday 30th March, from £18

Victoria Park Spring 10kSunday 15th April, from £16


Richmond Park Spring 10k • Sunday 15th April

An undulating and traffic free 10k on the tracks, trails and footpaths of spectacular Richmond Park. Perfect for runners of all abilities. There’s also a 5k option available. Book now from £16.


Wimbledon 10k (and Half Marathon)• Sunday 29th April

A hugely popular run from Wimbledon Common through the streets of Wimbledon. There’s also a half marathon option available. Book now from £20.


Royal Parks 10k — Greenwich ParkSunday 13th May

Part of the Royal Parks 10k Series, all runners welcome at this popular 10k through one of London’s iconic parks. Book now from £20