The Vitality London 10,000, voted by Women’s Running readers as Britain’s best 10k for two years in a row, goes virtual this year with runners across the UK invited to sign up to run 10K from home on the route of their choice from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November.
The ‘Celebrate You’ theme of this year’s event will focus on the mental and physical health benefits of getting active which have been so important during lockdown. Nearly a million people have downloaded the Couch to 5k app during this period and the virtual Vitality London 10,000 offers people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to set a challenge, building up to the half-term week.
All participants need to do is run – or walk, or jog – 10K on a route of their choice anytime during the October half-term week and upload their time. All finishers will then be sent the original finisher’s medal and an exclusive New Balance performance T-shirt (retail value £35).
The entry fee is £15 and entries are available here.
Hugh Brasher, Event Director for London Marathon Events, said: “It’s not possible for us all to be together on the famous central London course this year, with the spectacular finish on The Mall, but the virtual Vitality London 10,000 offers a chance to run for your head and your heart and a chance for us to celebrate our amazing participants in these challenging times.
“Getting out and getting active has been so important during lockdown and here’s an opportunity to set yourself a challenge over the next few weeks and earn the finisher’s medal and T-shirt.”
All runners who enter before midnight on Sunday 11 October will be sent a running number for the event. Entrants after this date will be able to download a running number here.