Vitality Westminster Mile

The Vitality Westminster Mile (VWM) the world’s most iconic mass participation mile event. The run follows a spectacular route through central London, finishing at Buckingham Palace, and is the ideal event for individuals, groups or families to take part in to get fit, raise money for a charity, or just for fun.

Staggered starts ensure that people competing can race in waves at a selection of times. There are around 20 waves this year, where runners will be grouped according to who they’ll be running with: either individually, as a family or as part of the parkrun wave.

Those participating can choose to either run, jog or walk the mile and will be able to meet up and have fun before and after the running event at the Vitality Wellness Festival in Green Park.

The route

The VWM follows a one-mile route, which is approximately 1.6km. Participants start on The Mall and head around St James’s Park before finishing in spectacular fashion in front of Buckingham Palace.

How to enter

This year the VWM is taking place on Sunday 1st May 2022. You can register to run solo or as a group.

People aged 18+ can register as an individual adult online. Those wanting to register as a group or family can register online by creating a team and registering a team captain. The team captain will then need to add the details of the runners at the time of registration. Additional team members can be added during the run-up to the event by sharing a direct link to your team page.

Adult registration costs £8. Registration for children aged 12 – 17 costs £6. Children aged 11 and under can participate for free and all Westminster residents can enjoy a £1 discount when registering for the event as an adult or child.

Training Hub

The VWM Training Hub is full of advice and information to help you as you prepare to run the Vitality Westminster Mile. From tips on how to avoid running injuries, the best stretched to get you going and keep you supple, to information on where to find suitable warm-up events near you, there’s something for everyone.

The Training Hub is also home to a series of tailored training plans, to help the novice or seasoned runner achieve their goals in preparation for the run, on Sunday 1st May.

Find out more by visiting the Training Hub.