Vitality 10K

Named the UK’s favourite 10K by Women’s Running Magazine, Vitality 10K is a London-based, closed-road run that's perfect for all abilities, including first time runners. 

A person running in a Royal Marsden Cancer Charity vest along a London road with other Vitality 10k runners.
22 September 2024
Event type
Run / Marathon
Fundraising target
Registration fee

We have now sold out of our charity places in the Vitality 10K 2024 event! We are operating a waiting list so if you would like to be added to it, please register your interest above.

Join Team Marsden at London's biggest 10K race!

Join over 15,000 other runners as part of Team Marsden this autumn to tackle this buzzing 10K race in the heart of London. With an unforgettable start and finish in front of Buckingham Palace, the Vitality 10K celebrates all that London has to offer on a beginner-friendly route.

Not only will you be taking on one of London’s iconic runs, you’ll also be raising vital funds to support The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and making a difference to the lives of those affected by cancer.

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Supporter Paul runs down the Strand at the Vitality 10K

How to take part


Registration is £10 per person, and we ask each participant to reach a minimum fundraising target of £200. Once you’ve registered your interest, and had your place confirmed with a member of the team, you will be sent a separate link over email and will need to complete this to secure your place. After you’ve completed both steps, you’ll be all set to take on this exciting 10K challenge!

Training and fundraising support

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive one-to-one support from a dedicated member of the charity team. They will help with your fundraising efforts and answer any questions you may have as you prepare for the big day.

You’ll also have access to our training plans to encourage you to start logging those miles. Whether it’s your first big race or you’re a seasoned runner, our plans will help structure your training to make sure you are ready for the challenge.

When you register, you will also be able to join our Team Marsden Runners Facebook group. Our fun, friendly and supportive online community will be there to support you all the way, share top tips and advice and keep you motivated in the run up to the event.

The Vitality 10K route

With an iconic start and finish outside Buckingham Palace, The Vitality 10k course guides participants past some of London's most famous sights. The first 5k sees runners head down The Strand where they are greeted by buzzing crowds of supporters, then into the heart of the city. Runners then loop back past St Paul’s Cathedral and enjoy the last stretch through beautiful St James’ Park. This is certainly an event not to be missed!

A map of central London showing the Vitality 10K route in a pink line

What’s included when I join Team Marsden?

Your registration includes:

  • Your race bib and welcome pack sent prior to the day, including your very own Royal Marsden Cancer Charity running vest.
  • Fundraising support and advice from a dedicated member of staff at The Royal Marsden and access to our supportive Team Marsden runners Facebook group.
  • Professional training plans to help you prepare for the big day.
Team Marsden Runner in St James' Park holding his medal after the Vitality 10K 2023
Paul with his medal after the race

Running to make a difference – Paul’s story

"I was inspired to run for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity because my dad suffered from prostate cancer this year which rocked me and my family.

Taking part in the Vitality 10k was a special race for me as it was the first 10k I've ever done. For someone who doesn't get nervous, I was surprised at how apprehensive I was but once I got to the event it was great seeing the different runners, charities, and buzz. The minute the race started I just ran my own pace with the target of getting under an hour and everyone spurring each other along.

The sense of achievement for someone who's a first-time runner was huge. I recommend it to anyone, a great experience all round."

Thanks to Team Marsden supporters like Paul, The Royal Marsden can continue to be there for all those affected by cancer around the world.

Already got your own place?

Have you got your own place on this event but still want to be part of Team Marsden and raise money to help people with cancer here and across the world? Just get in touch and let us know. 

Register your interest today

Your information will be used to process your enquiry regarding the event you are interested in.

We’d also love to keep you updated about how your support makes a difference and other ways you can help The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Please let us know how you would like to hear from us.

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If you’ve already told us how you’d like us to contact you, you don’t have to do so again. You can change your mind at any time by sending us a message or by calling 020 7808 2233.

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