The Children's Trust running team

The Facts

  • Monday 28 May 2018
  • London
  • Course: 10K
  • Entry fee: £25
  • Minimum sponsorship: £200

London 10,000 2018

  • Join The Children's Trust on Bank Holiday Monday 28 May 2018 for one of London's most popular road runs in the London 10,000!   Starting and finishing in St. James's Park, runners will enjoy the sights of the city and pass some of London's most iconic landmarks including Nelson's Column, St Paul's Cathedral, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament & Westminster Abbey. A great run for everyone, whether you're new to running, or if you're a seasoned runner looking to beat your personal best! By running for us, you will receive support every step of the way, including:
    • A runners pack which includes fundraising advice, training tips and sponsorship forms
    • A running vest or t-shirt
    • Training plans & advice
    • Help from our PR team on how to promote yourself to local media
    • A Children's Trust cheer team, who will be there on the day to support and cheer you along the route
    • A supporter's pack for friends and family coming up to cheer you along on the day
    • Unique to Children's Trust runners, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary sports massage!
    • Exclusive after party, especially hosted for Children's Trust runners. Invite your friends and family to celebrate your victory, and runners will enjoy a drink on us!
    Race Information:
    The Vitality London 10,000 will take place on Monday 28 May 2018. It starts and finishes in St James's Park and uses Green Park as its assembly area.  If you're a complete beginner and need some support with your training, have a look at the London 10,000 training plans. Own place runners, join us!
    If you have your own place in the run, we would love to have you in our team! There is no minimum sponsorship, and you still receive the same benefits as the rest of the team. Registration fee is £25, and we ask our runners for a minimum sponsorship of just £200 to help children with brain injury. To join our team as an own-place runner, please contact our Sports team on 01737 364323 or  
  • Fundraising

    To help you get started, you can download our fundraising pack, which is filled with ideas and inspiration on how to meet your target. The easiest way to kick start your fundraising is by setting up an online giving page such as JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving – we recommend you share your page via email, Facebook and Twitter for your friends and family to sponsor you. Or, if you'd prefer to use a paper sponsorship form, you can download one here.


    Training for, and taking part in, the Vitality London 10,000 are not just brilliant ways to help you look and feel great, but can also help you take great steps towards leading a healthier and more active lifestyle. A 10km race is a great distance for novices and seasoned runners alike. To help you to reach your target, whether you simply want to get round or you’re aiming to set a new personal best, we recommend that you follow a training schedule, which will allow you to increase your fitness levels at a sensible and effective rate. The sooner you can get into the habit of regular exercise, the sooner you will start to enjoy the benefits. If you have not done any exercise for a while, however, consult your doctor before you start training. We have a selection of training plans available to suit every running ability. Get your copy now.
  • Getting there

    The assembly area for the Vitality London 10,000 is in Green Park and Children's Trust runners will meet under the letter C. Details and a map of where to meet can be found in your runners pack. The nearest tube stations are Green Park and Hyde Park Corner.
    Piccadilly Circus, St James’s Park, Charing Cross and Victoria are also within walking distance of the assembly area.
    Marshals will be at the exits from stations and on the routes to the assembly area. We do not recommend driving; many roads will be closed from 08:00 due to the event, and parking in the area will be difficult. Public transport is the best option, but check for any engineering works at
  • On the Day

    The Vitality London 10,000 starts and finishes in St James’s Park and Children's Trust runners will assemble in Green Park before starting the race.  The race starts on The Mall and finishes on Spur Road opposite Buckingham Palace. Runners follow a clockwise route around the City of Westminster and the City of London. It passes many of London’s famous sights including Admiralty Arch, Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral, Mansion House, the Bank of England, the Old Bailey, Somerset House, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.

    Your running number

    Pin your number to the front of your T-shirt or running vest using the safety pins provided in your pack. Your running number has a coloured background with a zone letter. This indicates your zone at the start.

    IPICO sports tag timing device

    Your tag will be enclosed with your Final Instructions magazine. It must be fixed to your running shoes using the provided wire twist ties and will allow your running time to be recorded. When you cross the finish line, you will need to remove the tag from you shoe and hand in to an official marshal. 

    Before leaving home

    Make sure you have the following: running number and safety pins, IPICO Sports Tag and wire twist ties to fix it to your shoe (better still, attach it to your shoe before you leave home for the race), your kitbag and baggage label with running number printed on.

    Assembly area

    The assembly area is in Green Park and Children's Trust runners will meet under the letter C. There will be a secure runners-only area where you will be able to leave your belongings. These should be put inside your kitbag with the baggage label (showing your running number) attached. Find the marquee with the number range that includes your running number and hand in your bag to one of the volunteers. Only the kitbag with the label attached will be accepted. The assembly area will have toilet facilities and water available to runners. 

    The course

    The route is a loop through Westminster and the City of London. Each kilometre will be clearly marked. A timing mat at the halfway point will take your 5km split time. There are water stations at 3km and 6.5km. Toilets will be placed close to 3km, 5km and 7km for runners’ use.

    First aid

    There are three First Aid points on the route – at 3km, 5km and 9km. There is also a full medical team at the finish.

    The finish & our after party!

    We will be holding an exclusive after party for Children's Trust runners in Mayfair. Head on down after finishing the run for a well earned complimentary sports massage and nibbles, and Children's Trust runners will also enjoy a drink on us!