The Vitality Westminster Mile returns to London
Entries are now open for the 2022 Vitality Westminster Mile – the most iconic mass participation mile event in the world – which returns to central London on Sunday 1 May after more than 1,000 days away.
An event for all
The Vitality Westminster Mile is a family-friendly celebration of activity fit for all ages and abilities, with a series of mile events held throughout the day on an incredible course that starts on The Mall, circles St James’s Park and finishes in spectacular fashion in front of Buckingham Palace.
Entry is free for children aged 11 and under, £8 for adults (aged 18 and over) and £6 for youngsters aged 12 to 17 (with a £1 reduction for Westminster residents). Every finisher, regardless of age, receives a timed result and a fantastic souvenir medal – not to mention a brilliant day out in the capital. To enter the Vitality Westminster Mile, either as an individual or as part of a team with family and friends, please click here.
The Vitality Westminster Mile, which is staged in partnership with Westminster City Council, has not been held in central London since 2019 – due, of course, to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are therefore thrilled that our iconic mile event is returning to its central London origins in 2022 alongside the Vitality London 10,000, which will take place the following day on Monday 2 May. To find out more about this 10K celebration – and to book your place on the Start Line – please visit the Vitality London 10,000 website.
To complement this year’s mile and 10K events, we are delighted that the free Vitality Wellness Festival will also return to Green Park and feature a range of family-oriented, “come and try it” activities.
Inspiring better health
Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the Vitality Westminster Mile, said: “We’re very excited to be bringing the Vitality Westminster Mile back to its iconic central London route. It is a truly inspirational event that offers people of all ages and abilities the chance to run, jog or walk a mile in one of the world’s most famous locations.
“Events like the Vitality Westminster Mile are more important now than ever before. We know the pandemic has had a damaging effect on physical activity levels, with children particularly impacted. One in four children aged 10 or 11 is now classified as obese, which is up from one in five just before the start of the pandemic. The long-term health implications of this are huge, so we need events like the Vitality Westminster Mile to reverse this trend and to inspire the next generation to be more physically active.”