Virgin Sport British 10k Westminster (previously The British 10k London Run)
Next Race: Sunday 9th July 2017
Over 25,000 runners, including top athletes and celebrities, take on this race every year with approximately 40,000 spectators lining the course. The race route through the heart of this historic capital city is unrivalled anywhere in the world and takes runners past many of the iconic and most world renowned sights that the great city of London has to offer.
This year the registration process has changed. All you need to do is fill in a registration form and return it to us with your registration fee. We will then send you a code to book your charity place online via the Virgin Sport website. We will also send you sponsor forms, a charity t-shirt and all the information you will need for the day.
Every year the race has been a sell out, so we're lucky to have a limited number of guaranteed charity places to offer you in 2017!
Much of the course will be the same as the route used for the men's and women's Olympic marathon courses in 2012. The race starts on Piccadilly at Hyde Park Corner with Wellington Arch as the backdrop. The route then runs down Piccadilly and turns right down to St James's Palace, the former official London residence of H.R.H. the Prince Of Wales and Princes Harry and William. The course turns left on Pall Mall toward Trafalgar Square where runners pass Nelson's Column and the National Gallery, as well as passing in front of Admiralty Arch before proceeding down Northumberland Avenue towards the river Thames.
Runners then turn left on Victoria Embankment towards the magnificent St Paul's Cathedral before returning back along the river Thames with the classic Tower Bridge as backdrop, passing Tate Modern and the unique London Eye on the opposite bank. Upon reaching the world's most famous clock, Big Ben, the course turns left over Westminster Bridge before doing a 'U' turn in front of the London Eye and heading back to the British Houses Of Parliament.
Runners will then pass around Parliament Square in front of the main entrance of historic Westminster Abbey, where Prince William married Kate Middleton on April 29th 2011. Runners will then loop around Parliament Square before turning left into the finishing straight in Whitehall. After passing the entrance to Downing Street the finish line is located north of the Cenotaph.
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Don't miss out!
Is this the British 10k from last year?
Yes, this is indeed the same race, but now with Virgin Sport
When do entries close?
Entry to the public closes on 23rd June. Our charity places are offered on a first come, first served basis.
Is there an age limit?
Yes, all runners must be 15 years old or over. There is no upper age limit.
How do I gift a place or sign a friend up?
It's simple! Register with us in the usual way, giving us both your contact information and the runner's details. Then when you register with Virgin Sport, add the pass to your basket, select of you're purchasing for yourself or a friend and use our charity code to use our charity place. Your friend will be notified after you've completed the checkout and asked to accept the place via email.
What time does the race start?
It all starts at 9:30am sharp!
What is the route and profile?
Fast, iconic and 10,000m in length
Can I walk? What is the cut off time?
You have 105 minutes to walk, jog, race or dance through the course and cross the finish line.
Can I run with music?
For safety reasons (in case we need to make a race announcement, please keep the headphones off and soak up the atmosphere!
Ten Reasons To Enter
One: To raise money for a great charity... us!
Two: Achievable 10km distance
Three: A fantastic opening ceremony and entertainment on the route
Four: Inspirational music at landmarks on the route
Five: New high quality finishing medal
Six: Route is dressed with Union Jacks to make the run feel even more patriotic.
Seven: Chip timing with SMS text of your own finishing time
Eight: Official race photographs available
Nine: Feel the London buzz with 25,000 like-minded runners
Ten: Be part of one truly magnificent historic race