2023 Vitality London 10,000 Event Day resources
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Founded in 2008, the Vitality London 10,000 has grown each year and is now known as one of the best, and most popular, mass participation 10K events around.
The inaugural event saw 6,103 participants cross the Finish Line, with the following six editions seeing this number continue to increase. In fact, this figure had almost doubled in 2014, when 12,133 runners completed the event.
The 2019 Vitality London 10,000 – the last to take place in the capital before the Covid-19 pandemic – saw a record 19,465 participants cross the Finish Line behind elites Sir Mo Farah and Steph Twell. The Celebrate You campaign was also launched in 2019, inspiring thousands of participants to run, jog or walk for their heads and their hearts.
After the in-person event in London was postponed in early 2020, the event went virtual and took place instead in October 2020, with participants running their own Vitality London 10,000 from home. In 2021, the event returned in-person after the easing of lockdown measures, and took place in the stunning surrounds of Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire.
In 2022, records were broken on a day of surprises with Eilish McColgan beating her mother Liz’s Scottish record set in 1989. There were also wins for Ellis Cross, Danny Sidbury and Samantha Kinghorn, while around 16,000 people took part in the mass participation event.
Click below to download press releases about the Vitality London 10,000.
Vitality London 10,000 returns on Sunday 24 September 2023
The hugely popular Vitality London 10,000 will take place on Sunday 24 September 2023, having moved to a new date in the Autumn
Thousands of runners set for landmark vitality weekend
Thousands of participants of all ages and abilities are set to take part in the Vitality Westminster Mile and Vitality London 10,000
World federation for mental health supports #DoItForYou campaign
World Federation for Mental Health has pledged to support the #DoItForYou campaign to promote the positive benefits of activity on our mental health and wellbeing at the 2023 Vitality London 10,000.
Vitality London 10,000 runners reveal why running is vital to their mental health and wellbeing
The 2023 Vitality London 10,000 is encouraging participants to #DoItForYou to promote better mental health. Participants reveal why running is vital to their mental health and wellbeing
Hard work starts now for Ellis Cross as he gears up for return to 'favourite race'
Ellis Cross, the self-styled club runner who defeated the legendary Sir Mo Farah at last year’s Vitality London 10,000, admits his life was turned upside down by his unforgettable victory but the challenge of defending his title at this year’s event on Sunday 24 September is enabling him to re-focus once again.
#DoItForYou at the Vitality London 10,000
Participants are being inspired to get active for their mental health and #DoItForYou
Record attempts, Mo's return and Run for Ukraine wave at Vitality London 10,000 (Thursday 28 April 2022)
The 2022 Vitality London 10,000 will feature a 10K record attempt by Eilish McColgan, the return of Sir Mo Farah and a special Run for Ukraine wave to raise funds for DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
Sir Mo Farah faces Andy Butchart while Eilish McColgan heads women's race (Wednesday 13 April 2022)
Sir Mo Farah will face Andy Butchart at the 2022 Vitality London 10,000, while a thrilling elite women’s race will see three of the 10 fastest Brits of all time go head-to-head
Run for Ukraine wave at Vitality London 10,000 (Friday 8 April 2022)
Runners are invited to join a dedicated Run for Ukraine wave at the 2022 Vitality London 10,000 and fundraise for the Ukraine humanitarian relief appeal
Eilish McColgan and Charlotte Purdue confirmed for 2022 Vitality London 10,000 (Thursday 24 March 2022)
Eilish McColgan and Charlotte Purdue will headline the elite women’s field at the 2022 Vitality London 10,000, which returns to its iconic course on Monday 2 May for the first time since 2019
Sir Mo Farah confirmed for 2022 Vitality London 10,000 (Monday 21 February 2022)
Sir Mo Farah, the most decorated athlete in British track and field history, has confirmed he will be back in action at the 2022 Vitality London 10,000 on Monday 2 May
Vitality weekend returns (Thursday 9 December 2021)
After more than 1,000 days away due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Vitality Westminster Mile and Vitality London 10,000 return to their iconic central London locations on the early May Bank Holiday weekend in 2022
Winners of the elite races from 2008 to 2022
|2008||Micah Kogo (KEN)||28:08|
|2009||Mo Farah (GBR)||27:50|
|2010||Mo Farah (GBR)||27:44 CR|
|2011||Mo Farah (GBR)||29:15|
|2012||Mo Farah (GBR)||29:21|
|2013||Mo Farah (GBR)||29:13|
|2014||Andy Vernon (GBR)||29:33|
|2015||Andy Vernon (GBR)||28:38|
|2016||Andrew Butchart (GBR)||28:28|
|2017||Andrew Butchart (GBR)||29:18|
|2018||Mo Farah (GBR)||29:44|
|2019||Mo Farah (GBR)||28:15|
|2022||Ellis Cross (GBR)||28:40|
|2008||Irina Mikitenko (GER)||32:02|
|2009||Kim Smith (NZL)||31:38|
|2010||Mary Keitany (KEN)||31:06|
|2011||Jo Pavey (GBR)||32:22|
|2012||Mara Yamauchi (GBR)||32:53|
|2013||Katrina Wootton (GBR)||32:37|
|2014||Gemma Steel (GBR)||32:53|
|2015||Jo Pavey (GBR)||32:56|
|2016||Lily Partridge (GBR)||33:06|
|2017||Jo Pavey (GBR)||32:57|
|2018||Steph Twell (GBR)||32:34|
|2019||Steph Twell (GBR)||31:55|
|2022||Eilish McColgan (GBR)||30:23 CR|
|2016||David Weir (GBR)||21:06|
|2018||David Weir (GBR)||21:51|
|2019||Daniel Sidbury (GBR)||22:32|
|2022||Daniel Sidbury (GBR)||21:22|
|2016||Shelly Woods (GBR)||27:47|
|2018||Mel Nicholls (GBR)||27:35|
|2019||Shelly Woods (GBR)||27:25|
|2022||Samantha Kinghorn (GBR)||24:45|