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Participants compete in the foreground of the National Gallery in The Vitality London 10,000




Vitality London 10,000 named UK’s Favourite 10K


We’re delighted that the Vitality London 10,000 has been named the UK’s favourite 10K in the 2023 Women’s Running Reader Choice AwardsThe award was voted for by readers of Women’s Running magazine and it’s the second time that the Vitality London 10,000 has won this accolade.

Around 15,000 people took on the iconic Vitality London 10,000 in September, its first time in a new autumn slot, running for their mental health and wellbeing. 

Participants took in the sights of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Bank of England, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, before finishing in front of Buckingham Palace.

Followers of Women’s Running joined a dedicated Women’s Running Wave, which was started by editor Esther Newman and Holly Taylor, presenters of the celebrated Women’s Running podcast.

Penny Dain, Marketing Director for London Marathon Events, said: “Huge thanks to the readers of Women’s Running for this accolade. It was wonderful to welcome so many readers and podcast listeners to the 2023 Vitality London 10,000 and we’re so glad you had such a great day. We look forward to welcoming you back in September 2024!

Esther Newman, Editor of Women’s Running, said: The Women's Running Pod Squad took on the Vitality London 10,000 in 2023 and we loved every step and, I think I'm safe to say this, we absolutely stormed it! The course was stunning – all of London's best bits in one tidy 10K route – and the atmosphere and organisation in Green Park was inclusive and happy, and there were tons of loos. Importantly, there were plenty of places to buy chips afterwards too! The Pod Squadders was delighted to meet up in person – we witnessed lots of joy, lots of (happy) tears, and many, many hugs. It was a joy!”

Nick Read, Managing Director of Vitality Programme, said: “This event is incredibly close to our hearts as it brings together people of all ages, abilities, and activity levels. Whether you are new to running, looking for something fun to try out, or a regular marathon champion – it’s an event everyone can enjoy at their own pace! So being voted the UK’s favourite 10K by the readers of Women’s Running is an incredible honour and shows just how special this event is to those who take part. We hope they enjoy it even more next year.”

Entries are now open at the early bird price of £39.99 for the 2024 Vitality London 10,000 on Sunday 22 September. Enter the 2024 event here.