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Run for WaterAid in the London 10,000 and help #FinishThirst

London 10,000

29 May 2017 | London

Vitality London 10,000

When: May 2017
Where: London
Distance: 10km
Registration: £20
Sponsorship target: £225

If you have your own place in the Vitality 10,000 2017 and would like to run for us please create your own online fundraising page for WaterAid.

The course starts on The Mall before snaking through Westminster and The City which means that at every step there's a famous landmark.

To add to the competitive spirit, the event always attracts big name athletes with Mo Farah having run the course every year from 2009 - 2013. Even if you can't take on Mo for speed, this is still the race for you.

The 10km distance is perfect for those new to running, and is a great speed-test for more seasoned runners.

On May Bank Holiday Monday, we had an amazing team of runners take on the Vitality London 10,000.

Despite the gloomy forecast the rain thankfully held off and lots of supporters came out to cheer the runners along the route.

If you would like to take on the Vitality London 10,000 for WaterAid in 2017, please get in touch to let us know!

To help support all our runners in the lead up to race day we’ve teamed up with the company Running with Us, to provide you with a training support package.

As a member of our team you’ll receive:

  • A bespoke training plan – suitable for your level of experience
  • Email helpline – ask the coach training, race, nutrition or injury questions
  • Twitter and Facebook ask the coach services and webinar sessions

In addition to this, you will also receive ;

  • A personalised WaterAid running vest or technical t-shirt
  • A fundraising pack to help you meet your targets
  • Fundraising and event resources including balloons, collecting tins and banners
  • Regular newsletters and emails to keep you updated
  • The opportunity to wear our famous WaterAid tap or toilet costumes
  • Support and advice from a dedicated member of the WaterAid events team
Above all, we love hearing from you! If you have a question or just want to chat about your training, get in touch.
How to send sponsorship in 
If you've set up a fundraising webpage, the monies donated on-line should be transferred to WaterAid automatically. However, if you've raised money off-line, here is how to get it sent to us: 

It is more efficient and cost effective for us to process sponsorship in batches, which saves funds that can instead be used to help some of the world's poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation. We therefore ask that you collect as much sponsorship as possible before sending it to:

The Events team
WaterAid
47- 49 Durham Street
London SE11 5JD

Please remember to include the following information when sending in your sponsorship:
  • Your name 
  • What the sponsorship is for  
  • Sponsor form with names/addresses of the sponsors and whether they would like to apply Gift Aid 
We strongly recommend that you send your sponsorship via recorded delivery so that you can track and hopefully retrieve your envelope if it goes missing. Sponsorship does go missing in the post from time to time, and it's hugely disappointing for both runners and the charity, so recorded delivery is always worth the extra effort.