Runners wanted to run for Cherry Trees in The Vitality 10,000 on Bank Holiday Monday 31st May 2021.

Will you run your way around the 10K route, in one of the most colourful, fun and friendly road races held in central London? The route covers some of the most iconic and unmissable landmarks along the way, regularly cited as one of the best 10k's to take part in.

Cherry Trees has two charity spaces in the confirmed event. 

If you are interested in running and raising money for us, please contact Anna on the Challenges desk: [email protected] to initially register your interest. 

More details will be revealed by the event organisers in time, but for now visit The Vitality 10,000 website for further information.

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Regular runner or first time entrant ? Doesn't matter who you are or how far you've run in the past, make the Vitality 10,000 your goal to go for. Step out and be #cherryactive lacing up for us! 

What is the Vitality 10,000 ? 

Cited in the past as the Best 10K running event by readers of Women's Running magazine it's hard to think of a better urban route. 

Organised by London Marathon events, over 14,000 people have taken past in previous years with thousands of runners snaking their way past numerous London landmarks.

What's the route and why is this event such a good race ? 

The benefit of this event is a flat road race which means no hills, running past landmarks through the City of Westminster and City of London. Admiralty Arch, Nelson's Column, St Paul's Cathedral, The Bank of England, The Old Bailey and then turning towards home past Somerset House, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Tick, tick, tick! 

Does it matter if I haven't done a 10K before ? 

Not at all! The really nice element about this event is that it has the ethos of the London Marathon running through it. First time runners are welcomed, whilst for experienced runners it's a date to have your focus set on in your calendar in the lead up to longer races.

Is it a massive fundraising target ? 

For this event, we hope runners can ask their supporters to get behind them and help them reach the very attainable target of £250.00 - that breaks down to asking 30 friends, colleagues or family members to donate £8 each. 

You could be making visits like a circus entertainer for the afternoon possible for our children, if you raise £250.00 in sponsorship for your 10k run. Our children love it when they get to see the LED light show or have a chance at blowing giant bubbles - Can you give them moments like these at Cherry Trees ? 

How do I sign up ? 

To take one of the two Cherry Trees charity places, all you need to do is complete our sign up form. Please email Anna on the challenges desk at: [email protected]

A small deposit is required. 

What happens after I have signed up and paid my deposit ? 

We will handle all the console sign-up information with the event organisers and can also help you with creating your own online challenge fundraising page, to help you get your fundraising going.

Is there any training advice or information on what I can eat around my runs to keep me fuelled and fit ? 

Yes ! The Vitality 10,000's website has some really good and easy to read sections: https://www.vitalitylondon10000.co.uk/