A 10K on the Olympic marathon route giving you the glory of a Buckingham Palace finale on The Mall at a shorter distance.
England’s capital city plays host to a wide variety of distances and events, including the popular London 10,000 - the perfect event to see London's famous landmarks and raise money for a good cause.
Runners follow a clockwise route around the City of Westminster and the City of London, passing many of London’s famous sights including; Admiralty Arch, Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral, Mansion House, Bank of England, Leadenhall Market, The Monument, Millennium Bridge, Tate Gallery, Cleopatra’s Needle, the London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.
Whether it's your first 10K or your thirtieth, London 10,000 is guaranteed to put a smile on your face as you turn the final corner to finish in front of Buckingham Palace to the sound of thousand's cheering you on.
Both spectators and runners can enjoy the Vitality Wellness Festival, taking place in Green Park, 26-27 May. It will feature a variety of family-friendly activities, coaching and a food court.
"I’m 74 and I’ve run the 10000 for the past three years. A fab event for all." - Ivan Mostyn-Scott
"The route, the organisation, music, support along the way, the great atmosphere and the medal, of course" - Patsy Collis
Many runners choose to support a favourite charity when they run the London 10,000 and running with thousands of like-minded entrants is a great way to keep your motivation high as the camaraderie and group support will help see you over the finish line.
Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
Secure your place for £10
Making the discoveries that defeat cancer.
The Institute of Cancer Research has a mission to make discoveries that defeat cancer, the biggest killer in the UK claiming around 160,000 lives per year. Complex to treat because its molecular make-up can evolve and adapt, the Institute is conducting research to confront this ability.
Since 2005 they have progressed ten drugs into clinical trials and had a prostate cancer drug approved by NICE. They need your help to support their ongoing world-leading research.
Registered no: 534147.
We pioneer new cancer treatments to create a future beyond cancer.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raises money solely to support The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre. We ensure our nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments, which are used across the UK and around the world.
From funding state-of-the-art equipment and groundbreaking research, to creating the very best patient environments, we will never stop looking for ways to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. For a future beyond cancer.
Registered no: 1095197.
Funding research to slow, stop and reverse Parkinson’s
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust is the only organisation in the UK solely dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s. At CPT we believe that we are closer than ever to new treatments that for the first time will slow, stop or even reverse the progression of the Parkinson's.
Registered no: 1111816.
Caring for the eight Royal Parks in London for everyone to enjoy.
The Royal Parks conserves and manages the eight Royal Parks for the millions of Londoners and tourists that visit free of charge every year, and for future generations. Covering over 5,000 acres, these London parks are spaces to enjoy for leisure, sport, entertainment, education, history and culture.
£25 could buy torches for volunteers to collect data on hedgehogs or £50 could help fund the laying of native hedgerow providing wildlife habitats.
Registered no: 10016100.
Saving more women's lives through early diagnosis and treatment.
Ovarian cancer can be devastating, but there is hope. Target Ovarian Cancer saves the lives of more women in the UK by improving early diagnosis, discovering new treatments and offering support to sufferers and their families. We want to help those diagnosed to live their lives to the full.
Registered no: 1125038.
Providing clean water and decent toilets to everyone, everywhere
Extreme poverty won't end until everyone, everywhere has clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. WaterAid is determined to achieve this within a generation and change peoples lives for good.
Registered no: 288701 / SC039479.
Providing information and support to lung cancer patients.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only UK lung cancer charity dedicated to helping everyone affected by the disease.
Since 1990, when the charity was set up by Professor Ray Donnelly, we have funded millions of pounds of essential lung cancer research, looking for ways to detect the disease as early as possible and save lives.
We support everyone affected by lung cancer – from diagnosis, through treatment, living with the disease and end of life care. We raise awareness, prevent future generations from getting it and challenge the misconceptions of lung cancer. We do all this so those diagnosed can live well with lung cancer for as long as possible.
Registered no: 1046854.
Care and support for people with MND, their families and carers.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord leaving people unable to walk, talk or feed themselves. It's fatal with no known cure. We fund vital research into causes, treatments and a cure, providing care and support to those affected and raise awareness of the disease throughout society.
Registered no: 294354.
Beating bowel cancer together
Increasingly affecting those in their 20s and 30s, over 16,000 people in the UK die of Bowel cancer annually making it the UK’s second biggest cancer killer.
Bowel Cancer UK provides support to improve the quality of life for patients and their families, but it is a preventable and curable disease, so their ultimate vision is to save all lives through research, campaigns and education.
Just £25 raised could help campaign for improvements to the screening programme or £50 can help improve surgical techniques for bowel cancer patients.
Registered no: 1071038.
Helping blind and partially sighted people break down the barriers of sight loss.
In the UK 250 people begin to lose their sight every day. RNIB offers help to blind and partially sighted people - practical, emotional, campaigning and reading services - with the aim of inspiring them to realise their potential.
Of money you raise £15 can help produce a book in braille for a child or £50 can help train a new sight loss adviser to provide much needed support.
Registered no: 226227.
Saving and changing children's lives through medical research.
Action Medical Research funds research to help thousands of sick and disabled babies and children in the UK. We have supported some of the most significant medical breakthroughs in recent history that have helped save and change children’s lives including the first UK polio vaccine, ultrasound scanning in pregnancy and discovering that taking folic acid in pregnancy helps prevent spina bifida. Whether you cycle, run or trek, we need you to help us save tiny lives.
Registered no: 208701.
We are the cancer prevention experts
World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK) is committed to cancer prevention through a healthy diet, nutrition and weight management. We provide people with the information they need to reduce their cancer risk and we were the first charity to link diet and cancer. Over the last 25 years we have made huge steps forward with our cancer prevention research, linking lifestyle factors to cancer risk. We are mostly funded by donations from the general public.
Registered no: 1000739.
No one should have to face cancer alone.
Macmillan Cancer Support wants to make sure no one has to face cancer alone. A cancer diagnosis can change everything, so we're here to help you with anything from money worries to advice about work, healthcare options to just needing someone to talk to. We're a constant source of support to people affected by cancer and their families and carers.
As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. We fund specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres to help provide cutting edge support.
We rely completely on our supporters to help us make sure that people facing the toughest fight of their lives don't have to do it alone.
Registered no: 261017.
Together we can find and fund the bold ideas that will one day cure cancer.
Since Worldwide Cancer Research was founded in 1979, research has helped double cancer survival rates in the UK. But 1 in 2 people are still rocked by a cancer diagnosis during their lifetime. For us, that's 1 in 2 too many. Cancer doesn't stand still - and neither should we.
Our solution? We believe that bold research will cure cancer, and that the first step is the most important one. That's why we back the brightest minds around the world, funding pioneering discovery research. One day, cancer will no longer be feared, and the more projects we are able to fund, the sooner that day will come.
Registered no: SC022918.
We’re the UK’s leading charity for Crohn’s and Colitis – the two forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Right now, over 300,000 people in the UK are living with these conditions. And the real number could be almost double that.
We’re working to improve diagnosis and treatment, and to fund research into a cure; to raise awareness and to give people hope, comfort and confidence to live freer, fuller lives.
We're here for everyone affected by Crohn's and Colitis.
Registered no: 1117148.
Caring for families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.
Through their eight teams of Support Workers across the UK, the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity provides assistance and support to children with a life threatening or terminal illness and their families.
In 2017/18 they helped 2,500 families but their vision is that every family in the UK who has a child with a life threatening illness should get the support they need.
Registered no: 1070532.
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