On Sunday 9th July 2017, 10 runners represented Best Beginnings at the Virgin Sport Westminster British 10k and raised funds for Best Beginnings’ work to support parents in giving their children the best start in life.

The British 10k is considered a ‘mini London Marathon’. It attracts thousands of runners to charge around the closed-off streets of Westminster. It was 26C heat in central London on Sunday, but that didn’t stop the 10 Best Beginnings runners that started and finished the spectacular 10K route.

British 10K Street Party Theme

Westminster is regularly jammed up with traffic chaos and the hustle-bustle of SW1, but on Sunday things were a little bit different! Virgin Sport’s ‘street party’ theme meant live music and dancing at every kilometre, spectators lining the entire course, and an air of excitement around the capital.

Best Beginnings cheerers lined Embankment, spurring runners on to the final 2 kilometres. Following the race, the party continued on a river boat. Best Beginnings hosted an after party; raising a glass to runners, supporters, family and friends.

To Our British 10K Runners and Supporters - From The Bottom Of Our Heart

We want to thank all of our runners who pushed their limits and ran their hearts out in aid of Best Beginnings! Similarly, we want to thank you our ever-motivating cheer for taking the time to come down and support the Best Beginnings family!

Some of our runners, such as Shereece Foster, who was part of Team Heads Together and Best Beginnings for the London Marathon, worked through their injuries to be able to participate in the British 10K.

Support Our Runners

The team’s fundraising total is over £700 and climbing! For ever £1 we receive, 90 pence goes towards Best Beginnings' events and activities that support the health of parents and children. If you would like to Best Beginnings' work and their passionate runners, please donate here.

Looking To Challenge Yourself?

Look no further! Best Beginnings is dedicated to supporting our fundraisers in every way possible, so that the impact of their efforts is maximised. If you want to challenge yourself, why not help to raise funds for Best Beginnings to support parents to give their children in life?

Inspired? Please contact us on events@bestbeginnings.org.uk or call today 020 7443 7895