On Sunday 10 July 2011, members of staff, management and volunteers from the East London Mosque ran in the British 10k London Run.

Azzam Khan, an administrator from the mosque finished at 52:15 minutes, setting the fastest time for the group. Azzam was closely followed by the mosque's treasurer, Sirajul Islam who finished another 15 second thereafter. Runners also included Azad Ali, Shah Abdul Qayyum and Ayub Khan.

Junaid Ahmed who ran the 10 kilometre distance with a broken arm finished at 1 hour and 24 minutes. He had surgery only 5 days prior to the run and said: “I completed the 10k run, due to my commitment to my sponsors and donors!”

The run started at London’s Hyde Park corner, going through Trafalgar Square, Embankment, St. Paul’s, Westminster and finishing off at Whitehall. The British 10K London Run is the UK's leading mass participation 10km road race, which is staged on the world's greatest route through the heart of central London. This year's race saw a record number of entries, with over 35,000 people taking part in one of London's great sporting events.

The overall figure raised in support for the mosque's phase 2 development – the Maryam Centre, was a staggering £11,545.02 with more money still coming in.

The mosque would like to take the opportunity to thank all the participants, donors and sponsors who took part in helping and supporting this noble cause.