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The London 10,000 10K: 30th May 2016

Let us know if you have a place in this great race. We would be delighted to have you on our team. 

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Click here to let us know if you already have your place in the race. Once you register we can send you your free running vest and any fundraising materials you need. This requires no minimum sponsorship—just raise as much as you can!

About The London 10k

The London 10,000 10k is presented by the London Marathon and is run on the course used for the 2012 Olympic Marathons. 

The London 10,000 will take place at 10.00am on Sunday May 30th 2016. It starts and finishes in St James’s Park and uses Green Park as its assembly area.

The Race starts (and finishes) in The Mall and follows a clockwise route around the City of Westminster and the City of London. Runners pass many of London’s famous sights including, Admiralty Arch, Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral,  Mansion House, Bank of England, Leadenhall Market, The Monument, Millennium Bridge, Tate Gallery, Cleopatra’s Needle, London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. It is also hoped that Buckingham Palace will act as the backdrop for both the start and finish. (All Royal Parks information is subject to approval).

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How Tommy's will support you

Whether you run with your own place or a Tommy's guaranteed place, you'll get first class care! 

  • fundraising support, materials, ideas and tips
  • a dedicated contact at Tommy's, who will give you one to one support all the way
  • huge cheers on the day from our Tommy's cheering team
  • a top quality breathable running vest
  • an online community so you can chat to other Tommy's runners
  • e-newsletters
  • cheering sticks to give your supporters for race day.

What our runners say about us

'I have become increasingly aware of how brilliant Tommy's is and the truly special work you guys do. You are real heroes. Thanks so much for giving me this amazing opportunity and supporting us all the way.' - Dr Ruth Bryne

'It's great to be representing Tommy's—a fantastic charity—and wonderful to have had such marvellous assistance, communication, and encouragement from the team at Tommy's' - Martin Firth

'I just wanted to thank you and the team at Tommy's for all the support you have provided. You have been really friendly and helpful; it was a real privilege to run for such a worthy cause. The Tommy's team in the crowd were amazing - a real boost when I needed it at the end' - Alex Dulewicz

'Thank you so much for the support, it has been an amazing experience. I have run for various other charities and none of them have offered the support that Tommy's have. Thank you so much' - Mark Richardson

'It was a brilliant day, but made better with your encouragement and organisation in the preceeding months' - Derran Llewellyn

For more information about running for Tommy's please contact Jane on 020 7398 3450 or email her at

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Our cheering stations at the London 10k

We have cheering stations at this race. Details will be uploaded to this page and emailed to Tommy's runners closer to the event.

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Download your 10k training plan

10k training guide

This guide will help you prepare and train for your marathon, including advice on what clothes to wear, food to eat and exercises to do.

Beginners 10k training plan

This training plan provides an exercise timetable for those new to 10k marathons.

Intermediate 10k training plan

This training plan provides an exercise timetable for those with some experience in 10k marathons.

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Fundraising hints and tips

Your friends and family will probably sponsor you once you've set up your fundraising page, but to raise the maximum amount of money for our life-saving work, you could also think about organising a pub quiz, having a raffle or asking a local school to run a non-uniform day...

FAQ question marks

Can I have a raffle?
What do I put on posters?
...and other frequently
asked questions

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At school, at work, at
home... lots of ideas
to get you started...


How to get publicity for
your race... from radio
to newspapers...

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Budgets, advertising and dates... ten top tips for
running a successful event

Fundraising thermometer

Set up your personal
fundraising page here and start raising money!

Pound notes

Making your money grow and how to send money in..

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