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.
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
There will be a series of races throughout the day on Sunday 29 May 2016 and runners will be seeded according to predicted finish time, so entrants will be running with people of a similar standard. Entries to the 2016 event will open later in 2015.
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.