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Marathons in London

The marathon distance is 26.2 miles, or 42.2km. They are often seen as one of the main goals in a runner's lifetime. Completing one is a real feat of mental and physical resilience, and requires a serious amount of commitment and training if you are seeking a bragworthy time. The London Marathon is one of the most famous and biggest marathons in the world, and is one of the six world marathon majors. Each year it attracts over 40,000 participants and 800,000 spectators. It is also a relatively flat and fast course, so it is a great opportunity for anyone seeking a new PB. The London Marathon is also famous for its fundraising ability - it has raised over £1 billion for different charities since it started in 1981. There are other marathons in London available, which don't have as large crowds but access some stunning scenery, such as long the Thames path.

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RunThrough Surrey Half
Booked 228 times this week

Sunday, 12 Mar 2023

RunThrough Surrey Half

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Woking, Surrey

Participants

half marathon, 5k, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £46
Booking perksRoad
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The Fox Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra Trail
Booked 19 times this week

Saturday, 27 May 2023

The Fox Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra Trail

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Godalming, Surrey

Participants

half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£20 – £57
Booking perksTrail
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Running Tribe Series - Race 12, Course 3

Saturday, 17 Dec 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 12, Course 3

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Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£48
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat trail
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Saturn - Christmas Day Cracker Run
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, 25 Dec 2022

Saturn - Christmas Day Cracker Run

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Egham, Surrey

Participants

ultramarathon, marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£22.95 – £37
Booking perksFlat road
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Saturn - Year End Time Turner
Booked 7 times this week

Tuesday, 27 Dec 2022

Saturn - Year End Time Turner

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Egham, Surrey

Participants

ultramarathon, marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£31 – £33
Booking perksFlat road
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Year End Marathon & Half Marathon
Booked 2 times this week

Wednesday, 28 Dec 2022

Year End Marathon & Half Marathon

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Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

Participants

marathon, half marathon

FilledTicket£31.50 – £33.50
Booking perksFlat
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Running Tribe Series - Race 2 March

Saturday, 25 Mar 2023

Running Tribe Series - Race 2 March

LocationIndicator

Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£60
Booking perksFlat trail
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Chilterns Trail Marathon
Booked 2 times this week

Saturday, 1 Apr 2023

Chilterns Trail Marathon

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Tring, Hertfordshire

Participants

marathon

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£69
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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Magna Carta Marathon & Half Marathon
Booked 1 time this week

Saturday, 8 Apr 2023

Magna Carta Marathon & Half Marathon

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Egham, Surrey

Participants

marathon, half marathon

Star4

(24 reviews)

FilledTicket£37 – £45
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Mid Sussex East Grinstead 10 Mile

Saturday, 29 Apr 2023

Mid Sussex East Grinstead 10 Mile

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East Grinstead, West Sussex

Participants

10 miles, marathon

Star4.5

(83 reviews)

FilledTicket£5 – £60
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat trail
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Running Tribe Series - Race 3 May

Saturday, 20 May 2023

Running Tribe Series - Race 3 May

LocationIndicator

Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon, 10k

Star5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket£60
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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Richmond Park Marathon
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, 21 May 2023

Richmond Park Marathon

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Greater London, Greater London

Participants

marathon

FilledTicket£42
Booking perksFlat trail
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Circuit Du Sore Legs - Part Trois
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 4 Jun 2023

Circuit Du Sore Legs - Part Trois

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Ware, Hertfordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

Star5

(12 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £32
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 9 Jul 2023

North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon

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Reigate, Surrey

Participants

marathon, half marathon

Star4.5

(39 reviews)

FilledTicket£37 – £45
Booking perksGreat atmosphereHilly trail
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Running Tribe Series - Race 4 July

Saturday, 29 Jul 2023

Running Tribe Series - Race 4 July

LocationIndicator

Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon, 10k

Star4

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket£60
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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Vanguard Way Marathon & Half Marathon

Sunday, 6 Aug 2023

Vanguard Way Marathon & Half Marathon

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Croydon, Greater London

Participants

marathon, half marathon

Star4

(9 reviews)

FilledTicket£40
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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Woldingham Marathon & Half Marathon
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 27 Aug 2023

Woldingham Marathon & Half Marathon

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Woldingham, Surrey

Participants

marathon, half marathon

Star4.5

(11 reviews)

FilledTicket£38 – £40
Booking perksGreat atmosphereHilly trail
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TRIBE x Maverick Run Free: Half Marathon & 11k
Booked 4 times this week

Saturday, 2 Sept 2023

TRIBE x Maverick Run Free: Half Marathon & 11k

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Cranleigh, Surrey

Participants

half marathon, ultramarathon, marathon

Star4.5

(118 reviews)

FilledTicket£15
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryHilly trail
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Bacchus Wine Half Marathon & 10k
Booked 10 times this week

Sunday, 10 Sept 2023

Bacchus Wine Half Marathon & 10k

LocationIndicator

Dorking, Surrey

Participants

marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(490 reviews)

FilledTicket£38 – £63
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryHilly trail
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The Chelmsford Marathon & Half Marathon 2023
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, 15 Oct 2023

The Chelmsford Marathon & Half Marathon 2023

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Chelmsford, Essex

Participants

marathon, half marathon

FilledTicket£30 – £46
Booking perks
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Catherine Wheel Canter

Saturday, 4 Nov 2023

Catherine Wheel Canter

LocationIndicator

Ware, Hertfordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

Star5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket£23 – £35
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat
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Rocket Around the Running Track

Saturday, 4 Nov 2023

Rocket Around the Running Track

LocationIndicator

Ware, Hertfordshire

Participants

ultramarathon, 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£53 – £55
Booking perksFlat road
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Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit – December
Booked 87 times this week

Sunday, 4 Dec 2022

Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit – December

LocationIndicator

Chichester, West Sussex

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£23.40 – £47
Booking perksFlat trail
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Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit - February
Booked 63 times this week

Sunday, 12 Feb 2023

Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit - February

LocationIndicator

Chichester, West Sussex

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

Star4.5

(10 reviews)

FilledTicket£23.40 – £49
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat
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About Marathons in London

The famous marathon distance (26.2 miles) is loved by participants and spectators alike. People run marathons for many different reasons, either for a loved one, for a personal goal or for a great cause. In 2016, Shannon Foudy became the one millionth runner to complete the London Marathon.

What are the best marathons?

If you're thinking of running a marathon, London is not only the most popular but also one of the flattest around, so it's a great place to push for a PB. But, it is balloted and you can expect stiff competition for places. If you do miss out on a place, there are still many other great races right here in London. The Richmond Marathon, part of the RunFest, has a comparatively tiny field (around 400 entries) but follows an especially pretty route through Kew Gardens. If you need something a little more low key, Hermes Running do the Thames Meander Marathon & Half in spring, summer and winter.

How long will it take me to run a marathon?

The average time for London Marathon finishers in 2018 was 3h48m for males and 4h23m for females. Both these times are about 20 minutes faster than the global average. Top tip, don't worry about what others are doing, or who overtakes you, stick to your game plan and enjoy the ride.

If you're interested in knowing how fast you can really go in London, the world record for women was set in London by our very own Paula Radcliffe in 2003 at 2h15m and is still proving tough to beat. The men's record was beaten in Berlin in 2018 by Eliud Kipchoge and at 2:01:39 is pushing close to breaking the elusive 2 hour barrier.

How do you train for a marathon?

You definitely need to invest in some training for a marathon, so check out our training plan, with nutrition and race tips included. Training for a marathon takes time and dedication. We recommend starting 16 weeks prior to race day, regardless of whether you are entering your first race or looking to hit a new PB.

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