The British 10k - 14 July 2013
Tommy's has been chosen to be the main charity supported by this run. So join our 1000-strong team and let's make it a day to remember!
Click here to go to the official run site and buy your own place. Remember to tick the box saying you'll be supporting Tommy's. You will not be required to raise a minimum sponsorship: just raise as much as you can! As soon as you register, we will contact you and let you have further details about how we will support you.
Click here to apply for a guaranteed place to run for Tommy's. A minimum sponsorship of £200 (excl. gift aid) to cover our costs for this race is required.
About the race
The British 10K is a prestigious and sought-after 10km road race, with a great route through the heart of central London. 25,000 runners fill the streets of the nation's capital and get the unique chance to run past many of the country's greatest landmarks including Big Ben, The London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey. Runners range from charity fundraisers and recreational runners right through to Olympic champions!
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Strike your pose!
We are encouraging all of our British 10k runners to strike us a cheeky pose as you pass our cheer stands.
Which pose will you strike?! The Mobot, Charlie’s Angels, Bolt, Jazz hands, Superman? Or even a good old fashioned, thumbs up, high 5 or hands in the air! We have also invented our own pose, the Tommy’s T pose!
We’ll have photographers at our cheerstands to capture your poses and they will all be turned into a video after the event.
The better your pose, the louder we’ll cheer!
For more inspiration, watch our ‘strike a pose’ video below!
Strike a pose for Tommy's - British 10K 2013 from Tommy's on Vimeo.
How Tommy's will support you
If you run for Tommy's 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Our cheering stations
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 training guides
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...
Can I have a raffle?
What do I put on posters?
...and other frequently
At school, at work, at
home... lots of ideas
to get you started...
How to get publicity for
your race... from radio
TEN TOP TIPS
Budgets, advertising and dates... ten top tips for
running a successful event
Set up your personal
fundraising page here and start raising money!
Making your money grow and how to send money in..