Final Instructions

The Course

The Course

The Vitality Westminster Mile course starts on The Mall and heads towards Admiralty Arch before a right turn into Horse Guards Road following the perimeter of St James’s Park.

The course then turns right again into Birdcage Walk. The second half of the course will take you past Wellington Barracks before the final right turn into Spur Road and the Finish Line in front of Buckingham Palace.

Official photos

Keep your eye out for our official photographers on the course and as you cross the Finish Line. Give them a smile and a wave if you can because it will help make your official photos look even more amazing.  

All of your photos will be available 24–48 hours after Race Day at 

The Finish Area

The Finish Line is on Spur Road, facing Buckingham Palace. Once you’ve crossed the Finish Line, one of our marshals will remove your timing tag from your shoe and you will be given your medal.

You will then receive a goody bag, which contains a bottle of Buxton Water, before you’re directed back to the baggage area in Green Park to collect your kitbag. Remember to go back to the baggage area that matches the letters on your baggage wristband. Once collected, you can enjoy the Vitality Wellness Festival.


The Vitality Westminster Mile course is ideal for spectators. It loops around the world-famous St James’s Park and features plenty of great vantage points so please encourage any family and friends who aren’t joining you for the run to come along to show their support.