the lit­tle ones an op­por­tu­nity to chan­nel their in­ner Mo Farah and ex­pe­ri­ence the same big time start and fin­ish as the main race!

Runner's World (UK) - - RACE -

When Lord Seb Coe, Bri­tish run­ning icon and Chair­man of CSM Sport En­ter­tain­ment (CSM), re­cently an­nounced the launch of the Lon­don 10 Mile, the first in a series of ma­jor closed road run­ning events CSM are bring­ing to the cap­i­tal in 2017, it was met with a huge amount of ex­cite­ment within the run­ning com­mu­nity. Com­ing to the stun­ning Rich­mond Park on June 4, the Lon­don 10 Mile will pro­vide thou­sands of run­ners with a truly spe­cial op­por­tu­nity to take on the unique 10 mile dis­tance on the closed roads of Lon­don’s most spec­tac­u­lar Royal Park. Here are our 10 rea­sons you should take part in the Lon­don 10 Mile this sum­mer:

1. It’s a great dis­tance!

The 10 mile dis­tance bridges the gap per­fectly be­tween the 10k and half marathon, pro­vid­ing a fan­tas­tic chal­lenge for run­ners of all abil­i­ties (and a new PB for most par­tic­i­pants!)

2. Traf­fic-free roads

The Lon­don 10 Mile marks the only day this year when Rich­mond Park will close its roads to all forms of road traf­fic ex­clu­sively for a run­ning event. Yep, that’s no cars, no cy­clists, just run­ners, sup­port­ers and a few deer!

3. Beau­ti­ful set­ting

You’d be hard pressed to find a bet­ter lo­ca­tion than Rich­mond Park for a run­ning event in the cap­i­tal. Ex­pect to pass roam­ing deer, thou­sand year old trees, his­tor­i­cal land­marks and en­joy stun­ning views over Lon­don.

4. Great sum­mer date

The Lon­don 10 Mile takes place on June 4 which means that whilst there’s no guar­an­tee the sun will come out to play ( it’s the UK, after all…), there’s a pretty good chance it’s go­ing to be a day for vests and sun­nies!

5. Fun for all the fam­ily

The Lon­don 10 Mile is also host­ing a 1 mile Fam­ily Fun Run which gives

6. Pic­nic in the Park

Once the run­ning ac­tion is com­plete, run­ners can kick back, re­lax and en­joy a fan­tas­tic sum­mer’s day out at the Pic­nic in the Park. Ex­pect loads of kids’ en­ter­tain­ment, great food & drink and live mu­sic, so the whole fam­ily can cel­e­brate their achieve­ments in style.

7. Giv­ing back to parkrun

Through the Lon­don 10 Mile’s of­fi­cial part­ner­ship with parkrun, the Lon­don 10 Mile are do­nat­ing a % of their en­try rev­enue to help parkrun con­tinue to de­liver free, weekly 5k’s. The more run­ners that en­ter, the more parkrun ben­e­fit!

8. Great Or­mond Street Hospi­tal

The Lon­don 10 Mile is proud to have Great Or­mond Street Hospi­tal (GOSH) as its of­fi­cial char­ity part­ner. You can en­ter via GOSH for as lit­tle as £25!

9. Free pho­tos

Let’s face it, run­ners are fed up with hav­ing to pay for their race pho­tos! That’s why the Lon­don 10 Mile is giv­ing all of its run­ners their full se­lec­tion of race pho­tos ab­so­lutely free.

10. Adap­tive train­ing plan

We all know that in­jury, fa­tigue and just life in gen­eral can eas­ily throw you off your train­ing sched­ule, which is why the Lon­don 10 Mile have teamed up with Mbi­tion to give ev­ery sin­gle par­tic­i­pant a free, three month pre­mium trial of their game-chang­ing adap­tive train­ing plat­form.

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