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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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Thames Meander Marathon & Half – March
Booked 24 times this week

Saturday, 12th Mar 2022

Thames Meander Marathon & Half – March

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Richmond, Greater London

Participants

half marathon, marathon

Star4

(15 reviews)

FilledTicket£40 – £48
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 10th Jul 2022

North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon

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Reigate, Surrey

Participants

marathon, half marathon

Star4.5

(12 reviews)

FilledTicket£35 – £42
Booking perksGreat atmosphereHilly trail
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Magna Carta Marathon & Half Marathon
Booked 5 times this week

Saturday, 9th Apr 2022

Magna Carta Marathon & Half Marathon

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Egham, Surrey

Participants

marathon, half marathon

Star5

(6 reviews)

FilledTicket£34 – £42
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Running Tribe Series - Race 2, Course 2

Saturday, 26th Feb 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 2, Course 2

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Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£48
Booking perksFlat trail
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Running Tribe Series - Race 3, Course 3

Saturday, 26th Mar 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 3, Course 3

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Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£48
Booking perksFlat trail
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Running Tribe Series - Race 4, Course 1

Saturday, 30th Apr 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 4, Course 1

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Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£48
Booking perksFlat trail
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Running Tribe Series - Race 5, Course 2

Saturday, 28th May 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 5, Course 2

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Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

Star5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket£48
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat
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Running Tribe Series - Race 7, Course 1

Saturday, 30th Jul 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 7, Course 1

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Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£48
Booking perksFlat
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Running Tribe Series - Race 8, Course 2

Saturday, 20th Aug 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 8, Course 2

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Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

Star4.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£48
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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Running Tribe Series - Race 11, Course 2
Booked 1 time this week

Saturday, 27th Nov 2021

Running Tribe Series - Race 11, Course 2

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Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£41.30 – £48
Booking perksFlat
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Running Tribe Series - Race 12, Course 3
Booked 1 time this week

Saturday, 18th Dec 2021

Running Tribe Series - Race 12, Course 3

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Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£41.30 – £48
Booking perksFlat
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Running Tribe Series - Race 6, Course 3

Saturday, 25th Jun 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 6, Course 3

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Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£48
Booking perksFlat trail
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Running Tribe Series - Race 9, Course 3

Saturday, 24th Sep 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 9, Course 3

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Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£48 – £53.30
Booking perksFlat trail
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Band of Runners (Rocking Around the Christmas Track)
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 12th Dec 2021

Band of Runners (Rocking Around the Christmas Track)

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Ware, Hertfordshire

Participants

half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£30 – £32
Booking perksFlat road
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Circuit Du Sore Legs - Part Deux

Sunday, 3rd Apr 2022

Circuit Du Sore Legs - Part Deux

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Ware, Hertfordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£20 – £32
Booking perksFlat road
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The Fox Ultra, Marathon & Half Marathon - April
Booked 1 time this week

Saturday, 2nd Apr 2022

The Fox Ultra, Marathon & Half Marathon - April

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Guildford, Surrey

Participants

half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£34 – £80
Booking perksGreat sceneryTrail
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The Fox Ultra, Marathon & Half Marathon - September
Booked 2 times this week

Saturday, 17th Sep 2022

The Fox Ultra, Marathon & Half Marathon - September

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Godalming, Surrey

Participants

ultramarathon, marathon, half marathon

Star5

(35 reviews)

FilledTicket£34 – £80
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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Chilterns Trail Marathon

Saturday, 2nd Apr 2022

Chilterns Trail Marathon

LocationIndicator

Tring, Hertfordshire

Participants

marathon

FilledTicket£69
Booking perksFlat trail
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The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running
Booked 50 times this week

Sunday, 21st Nov 2021

The Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running

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Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, 5k

Star4.5

(13 reviews)

FilledTicket£5 – £37
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat trail
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Bewl Water 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon & Ultra
Booked 8 times this week

Saturday, 7th May 2022

Bewl Water 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon & Ultra

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Wadhurst, East Sussex

Participants

ultramarathon, marathon, half marathon, 10k

Star4

(33 reviews)

FilledTicket£26 – £52
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat trail
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Reindeer Run 2021

Sunday, 5th Dec 2021

Reindeer Run 2021

LocationIndicator

Rayne, Essex

Participants

marathon

FilledTicket£39
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Trail Mapledurham
Booked 20 times this week

Sunday, 28th Nov 2021

Trail Mapledurham

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Mapledurham, Oxfordshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£22 – £32
Booking perksFlat trail
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Enigma Fireworks Marathons & Half Marathon

Thursday, 4th Nov 2021

Enigma Fireworks Marathons & Half Marathon

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Caldecotte, Milton Keynes

Participants

marathon, half marathon

FilledTicket£25 – £39.50
Booking perksFlat trail
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Tie Fighters at Christmas Enigma
Booked 3 times this week

Saturday, 11th Dec 2021

Tie Fighters at Christmas Enigma

LocationIndicator

Caldecotte, Milton Keynes

Participants

marathon

FilledTicket£39.50
Booking perksFlat trail
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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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