Run the most Famous Mile in the World
The Bupa Westminster Mile is held on the most iconic mile in the world, starting on The Mall and finishing in front of Buckingham Palace. This year we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of Sir Roger Bannister becoming the first man to break the four-minute mile and Diane Leather becoming the first woman to run a mile in under five minutes. On Saturday 24 May Paralympic legend David Weir will attempt to join them in the history books and become the first athlete to complete a mile in under three minutes.
Organised by the London Marathon in partnership with Westminster City Council, there are categories for all ages and abilities, so everyone can take part.There are races for:
- Adult & Vets
- Elite Athletes
- Wheelchair Users
View the full schedule of races on Saturday 24 May 2014.
The entry fee is £8.00 for entrants aged 18 and over (£7.00 if you are a Westminster Resident) and £6.00 for nine to 17-year-olds (£5.00 if you are a Westminster Resident). Children under nine are free. Entries are now closed.
There will be a series of races throughout the day on Saturday 24 May 2014 and runners will be seeded according to predicted finish time, so entrants will be running with people of a similar standard.
The Bupa Westminster Mile will also act as the official British Athletics One-Mile Road Age Group Championships and sponsorship contracts from adidas will be awarded to the winners of the Junior Championship races in the U15, U17 and U20 age-group categories. If you would like to enter one of these events – or the Under 11 or Under 13 race, which incorporates the London Borough Championships, please email Elaine Rayner: email@example.com
As a Paralympic Legacy event, races will also be held for Junior and Senior Wheelchair athletes. If you would like to take part in the wheelchair races, please email Michelle Weltman: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Olympic Legacy event begins on the iconic Mall, at the same start line Olympians and Paralympians used for the marathon and road cycling events in 2012.
Each mile race will see runners set off towards Admiralty Arch before a right turn into Horse Guards Road, following the perimeter of the world-famous St James’s Park. Runners will pass in front of Horse Guards Parade – used for centuries for state visits and the Trooping of the Colour – then, after the Parade Ground, they will continue behind Downing Street and the Cabinet War Rooms before making another right turn into Birdcage Walk.
The second half of the race will take runners past Wellington Barracks, before a final right turn into Spur Road where they’ll enter the home straight for a memorable finish in front of Buckingham Palace.
Click the link below to download a PDF of the course map.