Vitality London 10,000 to take place at Hatfield Park on Sunday 11 July 2021
26 May 2021, 14:00 p.m.
London Marathon Events (LME) today (Wednesday 26 May) announced that the Vitality London 10,000 will take place at Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire, on the morning of Sunday 11 July, followed by the Vitality Mile in the afternoon.
The events were originally scheduled to be held in central London on the late May Bank Holiday weekend but were cancelled on 31 March due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then LME has been working to find an alternative date and venue.
Participants in the 10K event will be offered the choice of two races with socially distanced or non-socially distanced starts. The non-socially distanced one will start at 09:00 and the socially distanced one, where runners will be set off in pairs at two-second intervals, will start from 10:45.
The Vitality Mile will comprise a series of eight races over the one-mile distance.
Hugh Brasher, Event Director for LME, said: “We are delighted that it has been possible to stage the Vitality London 10,000 and Vitality Mile at Hatfield Park on Sunday 11 July and would like to thank Vitality, Hatfield Park and our other partners for their support.
“It is so important to stage these events as we come out of lockdown. We all know how important exercise and events are for both mental and physical health and we were determined to put on these wonderful events that have done so much to inspire activity over the last seven years.”
Everyone who had entered the central London events will be offered a priority window to transfer their entry to the Hatfield Park event, defer their entry to 2022 or receive a full refund of the entry fee they paid.
General entries will then go on sale on Tuesday 1 June.
The entry fee for the Vitality London 10,000 at Hatfield Park is £39 (£2 reduction for members of a registered athletics club) and all finishers will receive the official medal and New Balance technical T-shirt (retail value £35).