Vitality London 10,000
Sun 22 Sep 2024 London, UK

Vitality London 10,000

A capital city 10K on a flat course with closed roads and world-famous landmarks! An uplifting experience with cheering crowds and a great medal with a family-friendly run and wellness festival too.

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  • Sun 22 Sep 2024
Pall Mall, London

Vitality London 10,000



Age 15 & over

  • 10 km road running


The hugely popular Vitality London 10,000 returns with an incredible central London route and the unmissable opportunity to cross the finish line in front of Buckingham Palace! Brought to you by the organisers of the London Marathon, you can experience a rip-roaring city run over just 10K.


  • Capital city 10K

    From complete beginners to British Championship competitors, everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this unmissable event.

  • Buckingham Palace finale

    World-famous sights featuring Admiralty Arch, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Bank of England, Somerset House, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey with an exhilarating finish on The Mall.

  • Try the Tumbleator

    Have a go on the famous giant treadmill and test your pace against elite runners like Sir Mo Farah.

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Event expo
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Free venue entry
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Traders at event
  • Wheelchair users

Wellness Festival

The Vitality Wellness Festival is in Green Park on event day – a great place for participants to meet up with friends and relatives and enjoy a wealth of free activities to suit all ages.

Westminster Mile

The family-friendly Vitality Westminster Mile takes place the day before.

  • Accommodation
  • Bag storage
  • Bar
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Pall Mall
Pall Mall
Greater London

  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Sweeper
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
  • Way markers

The Vitality London 10,000 guides you through the city, passing its most famous landmarks. You'll pass 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 on your way to the finish line on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.

Route map

route map
Take a whirlwind foot-tour of some of London's greatest sights.

Route highlights

  • 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
  • Westminster Abbey
  • The Mall
  • Buckingham Palace


  • Public transport links
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy

  • Chip timing
  • Map
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Training plan

Everyone who completes their 10K will receive a finisher’s medal and New Balance T-shirt.

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Every year thousands of runners take part in this event and fundraise for charity. While this is hugely beneficial to the charities it gives the runner advantages too, from supporting a cause that is close to your heart to securing a place in this highly sought-after event and much more.

Benefits of running for charity

Committing to raising money for charity gives you motivation to get outside and run, plus all of these extras which will elevate your event experience:

  • Fundraising support

    Charities know that raising money is all part of the challenge, which is why they provide advice, branded materials and a personalised online fundraising page to help the donations roll in. Think videos for social media, branded imagery and testimonials from previous runners.

  • Training support

    Whether this is your first run or your fifth, you'll need to train for it! You'll receive an in-depth training plan with guidance, plus many charities have access to expert coaches and elite runners too, who can provide exclusive tips for your race preparation. Experts include Runningwithus, Full Potential and Olympic champs.

  • Branded running kit

    When you show up on the day, people need to be able to see clearly that you're supporting a charity. Most charities will give you a branded and personalised t-shirt or vest to run in on the big day, and often a training top too.

  • Support on the day

    When you're partway through your run and your energy is flagging, what you need is a boost from cheering spectators to keep you moving. Many charities set up a cheer station along the route, keeping an eye out for you to send up a huge cheer as you run past!

  • Post-race recovery

    Refreshments and an indulgent post-race sports massage are often provided by charities for their runners. This is the perfect way to recover alongside other people who have run for that cause.

  • Exclusive social groups

    You won't be the only person running for that charity, so it's well worth meeting other runners through the charity's invite-only social media pages! You can organise to meet up for training runs, chat with the charity's expert coaches and share tips and stories with each other to keep the motivation levels running high.

What are charity places?

Charities buy places in this event, then give them to runners who agree to raise money for the charity – these are called charity places. Charity places are a great way to support a good cause and get a place in the event, especially if general/ballot entries are closed.

Running 10K and charity fundraising go hand-in-hand - which charity will you run for?

Charity places

These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.

Free sign up Social welfare

Alcohol Change UK

Working to end serious alcohol harm in the UK.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up



Rainbow Trust

Supporting families with a seriously ill child.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Running vest
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact
  • Cheer squad on the day

Sign up


  • Age 15 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Charity places
  • Enter online
  • Race pack by post

Ages 15-17 will need to be accompanied by an adult throughout the run.

Entry fees

Entry fee


This is the second year running I have taken part in this race. Being slightly cooler this year was a huge bonus. It's a privilege being able to run on closed roads in London. Any chance I get to run in London, I will. Thanks for a great day, see you next year! Julie Laing

Really enjoyed this 10,000. The waves worked well and had no problems getting in on time. The atmosphere was great and relaxed. Marshall’s were lovely on course and the bands all the way round kept me going. Lovely to be able to run on the streets of London. Would definitely do this again. Lorraine Smith

This is my second year running the Vitality London 10,000 and on the whole it remains a top tier 10k event. The course through central London is a good one with great support throughout. Due to the event village being located in Green Park, getting to the start line is incredibly easy via public transport and the location is something you wouldn't be able to experience outside of the London Marathon. Kai Usher