Runners will be treated to some of London’s most famous sites along the route, and at 10k, it’s a great stand-alone challenge or valuable training for those taking on a marathon later this year.
But what is it that makes London 10k so unique?
- Kicking off in 2008 and running annually ever since, the London 10,000 has become one of the most popular 10k races in the UK, attracting highly acclaimed runners such as Mo Farah, Andy Vernon and Jo Pavey.
- The course record is a blisteringly fast 27 minutes and 44 seconds, set by Mo Farah in 2010. The women’s course record was set the same year by Mary Keitany, at an eye-watering 31 minutes and 6 seconds.
- Organised by the team behind the London Marathon, the 10,000 passes some of London’s most famous landmarks, including Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Bank of England, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.
- The race starts and finishes in St James’s Park, with Buckingham Palace as the finish point.
- A fast, flat course, the London 10,000 is ideal for both beginners and experienced runners, and is the perfect taster for the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October!
- The use of St James’s Park and Green Park is by kind permission of The Royal Parks Foundation in London, who look after the 5,000 acres of London parkland, including Hyde and Kensington Parks.
- Runners in the 10,000 can enjoy music from entertainers such as the London School of Samba, who will be performing to create an uplifting party atmosphere.
- Say cheese! Official race photographers will be stationed around the course. Keep an eye out for our Meningitis Now cheering squad, who will be trying to catch you in action as they spur you on.
- Race day promises to be a fantastic experience that you will never forget and you will not only receive a medal and goody bag containing food, drink, a souvenir race t-shirt and other bits and bobs, but will also have the satisfaction of knowing the money you have raised will help us to change the lives of those affected by meningitis.
- Usually £28, Meningitis Now runners can enter for FREE! All you need to do is register here and pledge to raise £150; but don’t worry – we’ll be here to support you every step of the way.