Vitality London 10,000

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About
The Vitality 10k has runners coming back year after year to relive the excitement bouncing through London. With a flat course designed to showcase London’s best landmarks, like Big Ben, this event is enjoyable for all. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Sir Mo Farah too.
Participants
Vitality 10,000
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Calendar
Mon, 1 May 2023
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London, United Kingdom
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4.6
(5 Reviews)
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The event experience
Atmosphere

Based on 17,000 participants

Elevation

5m elevation gain per km

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Where and when
Location
Pall Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5LP, UK
Start times
Mon, 1 May 2023
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Races summary
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Vitality 10,000
Distance
10km
Route information
Terrain: Closed Roads
Elevation: Flat
Race type: Looped
Starting on Pall Mall, this course heads all the way to the City of London and back towards the finish line at Buckingham Palace. The iconic central London course takes runners along a 10k full of London's most iconic landmarks.
Expect Admiralty Arch, Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral, Mansion House, the Bank of England, the Old Bailey, Somerset House, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, so there’s plenty to see to keep you occupied as you run.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Goody bag
  • Event T-shirt
  • Fully marked and marshalled route
  • Post-race Wellness Festival
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Pall Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5LP, UK
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By Public Transport
Green Park is served most conveniently by Green Park and Hyde Park corner on the underground, while Picadilly Circus, Charing Cross and Victoria are also within a reasonable distance. Marshals will be on hand to help with directions to the start area at some of these stations.
By Car
Driving to the event is strongly discouraged - the route will be closed from 8am, while parking will be extremely difficult to find nearby.
Event day logistics
10:00 10k first wave starts
11:15 10k last wave starts
The Start
The race will start in waves. Runners start on The Mall, by kind permission of The Royal Parks, and finish in front of Buckingham Palace.
The marshals will direct you to the start zones according to your running number. Line up in the start zone that matches your letter and colour at the appropriate time. Remember that the timing device on your shoe will give you an accurate time regardless of which wave you are in.
Race Packs
Race packs will be posted to all participants two weeks before the event. If you haven't received your race pack you can contact the Organiser to arrange a replacement, or you can collect a replacement pack on the morning of the race from the information tent in Green Park.
Age Requirements
All runners must be aged 15 or over to take part in the Vitality London 10,000.
Vitality Wellness Festival
Chill out, meet with friends and family, and gain some fitness advice at the Vitality Wellness Festival in Green Park. There'll be loads of entertainment, games and a buzzing atmosphere for you to enjoy before and after the race.
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London Marathon Events
The team behind the Virgin Money London Marathon also organises a whole host of other great events including Prudential RideLondon, The Vitality London 10,000 & Westminster Mile, Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine and our newest event, The Vitality Big Half.
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Spectator Info
The course is perfectly suited to spectators. A particularly good spot to watch the action can be found at the Strand, where you'll have two opportunities to glimpse competitors.
After the race, the best place to meet back up with competitors is at Green Park. Alphabetical Signage will be on show to differentiate each assembly area , so predetermine a letter to meet at beforehand to make things easy!
Backpack
Kit List
Race Number
Pin your number to the front of your T-shirt or running vest using the safety pins provided in your pack. Your running number has a coloured background with a zone letter. This indicates your zone at the start. Spare pins will be available at the information point in Green Park on the day.
You must not use someone else’s number, nor let someone else use yours. Imagine the anxiety caused to either set of relatives and friends in the event of misidentification should there be a medical emergency.
FAQs
Is the Vitality 10k course flat?
Yes, the Vitality 10k course is entirely flat, making it a great route for beginners and PB chasers.
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How do I enter the Vitality London 10,000?
You can buy standard entries for the Vitality London 10k including a discount for UK Athletics members, but don't wait too long as standard entries sold out last year. There also many charity places available if you'd like to support a cause you care about.
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When will I receive my race pack for the Vitality London 10,000?
Race packs will be posted to all participants two weeks before the event. If you haven't received your race pack you can contact the Organiser to arrange a replacement, or you can collect a replacement pack on the morning of the race from the information tent in Green Park.
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How do I get to the Vitality London 10,000 start?
The Vitality London 10,000 starts and finishes in Green Park in central London. The organisers recommend taking public transport to the start as parking options are limited. Green Park and Hyde Park Corner are the nearest tube stations.
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How will I find my start wave for the Vitality London 10,000?
Confirmation of your start wave will be included in your race pack, which will be sent out two weeks prior to Race Day.
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Are there drinks available on the Vitality London 10,000 course, and where?
Buxton Natural Mineral Water will be available to runners at the 3k and 6k marks of the race. Buxton Natural Mineral Water will also be available in the assembly area in Green Park.
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Are there toilets along the Vitality London 10,000 course, and where?
There are no toilets along the course. However, there will be toilets available to runners in the assembly area in Green Park. Please make use of these before making your way to the Start Line.
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How can I meet up with friends/relatives after the Vitality London 10,000?
You will be directed back to the assembly area in Green Park by the finish area marshals. Please arrange to meet your friends and/or relatives at a pre-designated point in this area after the race.
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Reviews
4.6
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
I think the 2022 edition was incredibly well organized for the number of participants. Easy to get to via public transport, tens and tens (probably hundreds) of portaloos located in different areas of the park, well-organised baggage drop area. I genuinely had a very smooth experience and I would do it again.
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4.7
Did the race in 2019
I love this race so much! It's one of my favourite races in the year. I got a place via the parkrun entries but would happily pay the £35 as I think this is a good price for the race. The atmosphere is always really good. The start pens were a bit crowded this year but I think there were a lot more people taking part. The course is excellent and not too crowded once you get past the first mile. There are a few ups and downs but no major hills and the start and finish are in scenic, iconic places. I managed to PB this year which was great. I didn't leave anything in bag drop this year but from what I saw it was pretty crowded and definitely not as straight forward as previous years. I had someone pacing me and wasn't sure if they would make it through bag drop in time. The queue at the end of the race moved quickly and getting your goody bag wasn't too bad. The queue to have your shoe tag removed also moved quickly. Overall, I thought the event was brilliant and I'll definitely be entering again for many years to come!
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4.3
Did the race in 2019
An incredibly fast course for PB seekers, lots of lovely things to see on the route and great support from all of the volunteers.Good organisation from the get go, as lond as people stuck to their allotted times it was smooth running. The only downside is those that were at the back didn't get a goody bag, and even if they were lucky enough to get a goody bag they had extremely limited choice in sizes (due to people not taking the sizes they originally asked for), the same with the medals as some missed out on their hard earned medal. As a whole I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to challenging myself for next year 🙂
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
To park was buzzing when I arrived with people all getting themselves ready for their run. The weather was quite warm and sunny, people were queuing to join the run in a colour coded order, only saw 2 water stations which would normally be fine but it was rather warm today they did have at one point a shower on the side you can run through. I enjoyed the race very much today
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4.0
Did the race in 2018
A very good day out. Impressive course and a good host site, which made it possible for families to come and specatate
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Recent Questions
John Rodway
25/05/2019
Can I wear headphones during this run?
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