The Vitality Westminster Mile will return to some of the capital’s most iconic roads later this year.
The annual charity run will feature races over the classic distance for people of all ages and abilities - from elites to families with young children – in St James’s Park, starting on The Mall and finishing in front of Buckingham Palace.
“It’s great to see how the Vitality Westminster Mile is growing and we aim to make it the biggest timed mile event in the world,” said event director Hugh Brasher.
“It is a truly inspiring opportunity for runners of all ages and abilities to run the classic one-mile distance in a world-famous location.”
It takes place on May 29 and is a 2012 Olympic legacy event, created in partnership with Westminster City Council and first staged in 2013.
The following year it was the official anniversary event for the 60th anniversary of Sir Roger Bannister’s legendary sub-four minute mile and Diane Leather’s sub-five minute mile and last year commemorated the 30th anniversary of Steve Cram’s world mile record.
This year Westminster City Council and London Marathon Events are providing 300 free places for school children in the local area, encouraging young people to take part and be active.
Head of sport at the council, David Harvey, said: “The Vitality Westminster Mile will give Westminster residents of all abilities the chance to take part in a major international sporting event right on their doorstep.
"For many, seeing the world’s best in action inspires them to become more active all year round. Westminster is delighted to host this event in one the most iconic locations in the world.”
For more information and entry fee details click here . The closing date for entries is 5pm May 6 or when all 10,000 spots are filled.
For further information on the free entries for school children click here .