Thousands of runners took to the streets of Westminster for the ASICS London 10K, produced by Limelight Sports Club – the largest closed road celebration of running since March 2020.
The race helped move minds and Uplift London as participants took part in an innovation study by ASICS to measure the impact of movement on the mind of runners – with results showing that the run uplifted the mental state of the capital by 24%*.
Craig Dews, CEO of LimeLight Sports Group, said: “It’s incredible to be back. It’s been such a long road to get to the ASICS London 10K and so much hard work has gone into it. The LimeLight Sports Club team have been following the government guidelines throughout and working really hard with our peers in our industry to make sure we’ve got COVID-19 protocols in place, ensuring mass participation events can return safely.”
Katie Piper, Activist and TV presenter who officially started and ran the race, said: “I’ve had such an amazing day taking part in the ASICS London 10K. I’m a real believer in the power of exercise to help boost my mental wellbeing so to be able to see the uplift today’s race has had on my mind and for others using the Mind Uplifter has been really powerful.”