2020 Vitality London 10,000 goes virtual - Women's Running

2020 Vitality London 10,000 goes virtual

Author: Holly Taylor

Read Time:   |  April 14, 2021

Run 10K your way during the October half term period

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.

Written by

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor is the digital editor of Women’s Running and co-host of the Women’s Running podcast, where she shares her running journey as well as the inspiring stories of women runners all over the country. She’s never been the sporty type, but running is the first time she’s felt real joy in getting active. She loves talking about running with a community of inclusive and supportive runners, and Women's Running is the perfect space for this. She's currently aiming for a half marathon PB!

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