This will be the 18th year of the British 10k. Up to 12,000 runners will participate in a route (see below and attached) through Westminster starting on Piccadilly and finishing on Whitehall.

This is a High Impact event.

Click here to view the route map.

Click here to view travel and access information.

Click here to view the road closures and opening schedule.

An event village area (help desk, charity marquees, sponsors, massage etc) will be located on the North Terrace, Trafalgar Square. A Baggage marquee will be built on Waterloo Place from 8:00am on Saturday morning.

The Summer Street event on Regent Street will take over the road closure directly following the last of the 10k runners.

Communication with the MPS is ongoing regarding set-up on Saturday due to the demonstration in the Whitehall area.

Key timings include:
8:00am – Marquee set up in Waterloo Place
7:00pm – Set up of ‘village’ on Trafalgar Square North Terrace

5:30am – Phased road closures
9:30am – Race start
12:30pm – Last finisher
12:30pm – Phased re-opening of roads (most at 14.30)
2:00pm – Village on North terrace and bag drop closes– de-rig begins
6:00pm – Waterloo Place clear and re-opened

Click here to view the Virgin Sport 10K Run website.

Further operational details:

Starting on Eastbound Piccadilly > Regent Street > U-Turn prior to Oxford Circus > Regent Street > Regent Street St James’s > Pall Mall > U-Turn at junction with St James’s Street > Pall Mall > Cockspur Street > Charing Cross Road > U-Turn prior to Shaftesbury Avenue > Strand > Savoy Street > Victoria Embankment > around Temple Place > Victoria Embankment > Westminster Bridge > U-Turn > Westminster Bridge > Bridge Street > South of Parliament Square > Victoria Street > U-Turn by Broadway > Victoria Street > North of Parliament Square > Whitehall > Finish

The whole route will not be barriered, just sections including the start, finish areas, and turn points.

Road closures and re-openings:
5:30am – Piccadilly closed
6:00am – Whitehall and Horse Guards Avenue closed
7:00am – All other roads closed
12:30pm – Piccadilly re-opens
2:30pm – Majority of roads reopen
3:30pm – Horse Guards Avenue re-opens
6:00pm – Waterloo Place re-opens

Water and Showers:
Water is offered to runners at the following locations:
• Pre-start Water bowsers and cups
• Aid Station 1 Pall Mall (3.5k) 250ml bottle
• Aid Station 2 Duncannon St (5.5k) 250ml bottle
• Aid Station 3 Embankment (7.5k) 250ml bottle
• Finish Line 330ml can
• North Terrace Water bowser and cups

There is a 30% additional contingency at each water station. This will be reviewed again in the week prior to the event. There will be four mist showers will be positioned at approximately 6, 7, 8 and 9km into the race route.

St Johns Ambulance are the medical provider for the event and will work under the supervision of the Medical Director. First aid stations will be located at the junction of Pall Mall / Regent St, St James (3km), Temple (6km), Parliament Square (8.5k) and at the Finish, Horse Guards Avenue. Mobile first aiders will also be on the route.

Baggage Drop:
• Two clear span 54m x 9m marquees will be positioned in Waterloo Place for bag drop.
• They will be erected from 08.00 on Saturday morning and will be clear by 18.00 on Sunday evening.

Toilets will be placed at Carlton House Terrace (start) Duncannon Street and Victoria Embankment.

• Barriers: Start pens on Piccadilly on St James Street and Piccadilly, start and finish areas and at turn points
• Gantries: Start and finish – 2 x 2m x 3.5m truss toblerones clad with foamex
• Stages: Start stages (2 off 7.3m x 3.6m), 8 start stage risers (1.2m x 1.2m) and trailer stage at King Charles Island
• Marquees: Baggage marquee, 45m of 3m wide marquee in sections on North Terrace
• Mobile screens: Start and King Charles Island

Resident and Business Communication:
• A mail drop to over 6000 residents has taken place at the end of May and end of June detailing event information and road closure timings.
• An additional 450 businesses and 20 hotels have been contacted by two letter drops from late February.
• Bespoke travel plans have been agreed with key hotels directly on the event footprint

Event Control:
• Palaestra will host Event Control and will be open from 5:00pm for the first road closures and fully operational from 7:00pm with all stakeholders and emergency services present.
• Saturday – pre event preparation
• Due to the large-scale demonstration and march on Saturday afternoon on Whitehall, liaison with the MPS has taken place to agree suitable locations for barrier drops in advance of the event. Locations around Whitehall and Trafalgar Square will not have any pre-dropped barriers until after the demonstration has past.
• The build on the North Terrace is programmed to start at 7:00pm and will be done in liaison with the Police to ensure it is safe to do following the dispersal of the demonstration
• Whitehall Place will be used for event parking from Saturday. Police are aware.