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Vitality London 10,000

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Tickets £33–£35, Charity places available

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Head down to London for this flat and fast 10K taking in bucketloads of the city's best known attractions. This is a great event to kick off your summer racing schedule with, and if roaring crowds and finisher's goodies aren't enough for you, you'll even have a chance to see Sir Mo Farah in action.

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4.5
4 Reviews
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Louise K
"To park was buzzing when I arrived with people all getting themselves ready for..."

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Claire T
"I love this race so much! It's one of my favourite races in the year. I got a..."

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Sarah H
"An incredibly fast course for PB seekers, lots of lovely things to see on the..."
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Vitality London 10,000 route

The race Starts on the Mall and will finish right in front of Buckingham Palace. Participants can expect a course going past the cities of Westminster and London, taking in iconic sights not limited to St Paul's, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey.

Your 5K split will be recorded. there are two water stations and 4 medical stations along the route.

Event Details

What’s Included

On finishing, all runners will get a a goody bag, complete with medal and T-Shirt.

Raceday Logistics

Assembly area

There will be a secure runners-only area in the assembly area of Green Park where you will be able to leave your belongings. These should be put inside your kitbag with the baggage label (showing your running number) attached. Pull the drawstring and tie it to prevent items falling out. Find the marquee with the number range that includes your running number and hand in your bag to one of the volunteers. We will only accept the kitbag with the label attached; other bags won’t be accepted.

You will not be able to retrieve your belongings until after the race, so make sure you have everything you need with you before handing in your bag. If the weather is cool we suggest you wear old clothing or a bin liner to stay warm before the race starts.

The assembly area will have toilet facilities and Buxton Natural Mineral Water available to runners. Our team at the information point will be able to help with any questions and there is also a First Aid point. Listen to the PA, which will give important information on when you should assemble for the start. Our marshals in this area will also be on hand to assist you.

Kit List

Your running 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.

IPICO Sports Tag timing device

Your tag is enclosed with your Final Instructions magazine. It must be fixed to your running shoes using the provided wire twist ties. If you need additional instructions, or wire twist ties to fix the IPICO Sports Tag, these can be collected from our information point in Green Park on Race Day.

The tag contains a passive transponder and this will be used to provide your finishing time. If you do not wear your tag then the system will not record you finishing and therefore we will not be able to provide you with a finishing time. Official results will be based on the elapsed time taken by each runner between crossing the mats at the Start Line and the Finish Line. When you cross the Finish Line, we have teams of helpers to remove the tag from your shoe – you do not need to do anything apart from follow the marshals’ instructions. Please do not fix the tag through your shoelaces; if you do we will have to cut your laces to get the tag back!

Spectators

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!

Volunteers

Over 600 marshal are required at the race, helping out with marshalling, water stations, medal awarding and more. To find out more or to sign up for a role, please visit 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter the Vitality London 10K?
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.
When will I receive my race pack for the Vitality London 10K?
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.
At what time does the Vitality London 10K start?
The Vitality London 10,000 will start at 10am. Please aim to get to your start area no later than 30 minutes before the start time. We recommend arriving at least an hour before the race starts to familiarise yourself with the course, and find the bag drops and toilets.
How do I get to the start?
The Vitality London 10,000 starts and finishes in Green Park in central London. We 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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Vitality London 10,000 weather forecast

17°C
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12°C
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Vitality London 10,000 reviews (4)

4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Did the 10k 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!
  • Did the 10k 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 🙂

  • Did the 10k 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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  • Did the 10k in 2018

    A very good day out. Impressive course and a good host site, which made it possible for families to come and specatate