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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.

85 events found
The Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon

Sunday, Sep 11, 2022

The Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon

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London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£38 – £54
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat trail
Richmond Park Marathon
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Richmond Park Marathon

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Richmond, Greater London

Participants

marathon

FilledTicket£40
Booking perksFlat trail
Vanguard Way Marathon & Half Marathon

Sunday, Aug 7, 2022

Vanguard Way Marathon & Half Marathon

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Croydon, Greater London

Participants

marathon, half marathon

Star3.5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket£34 – £38
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Summer

Saturday, Aug 6, 2022

Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Summer

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Kingston upon Thames, Greater London

Participants

marathon, half marathon

Star4

(36 reviews)

FilledTicket£40 – £48
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
Thames Meander Marathon & Half – March
Booked 7 times this week

Saturday, Mar 12, 2022

Thames Meander Marathon & Half – March

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Richmond, Greater London

Participants

half marathon, marathon

Star4

(16 reviews)

FilledTicket£40 – £48
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Autumn

Saturday, Oct 29, 2022

Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Autumn

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Richmond, Greater London

Participants

marathon, half marathon

Star4

(44 reviews)

FilledTicket£40 – £48
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
Kempton Park Marathon

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Kempton Park Marathon

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Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey

Participants

marathon

FilledTicket£52 – £54
Booking perksFlat road
Woldingham Marathon & Half Marathon

Sunday, Aug 28, 2022

Woldingham Marathon & Half Marathon

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Woldingham, Surrey

Participants

marathon, half marathon

Star4.5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket£36 – £38
Booking perksGreat atmosphereHilly trail
North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon

Sunday, Jul 10, 2022

North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

Reigate, Surrey

Participants

marathon, half marathon

Star4.5

(12 reviews)

FilledTicket£35 – £42
Booking perksGreat atmosphereHilly trail
Magna Carta Marathon & Half Marathon
Booked 7 times this week

Saturday, Apr 9, 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
Bacchus Wine Half Marathon & 10k
Booked 13 times this week

Sunday, Sep 11, 2022

Bacchus Wine Half Marathon & 10k

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Dorking, Surrey

Participants

marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4.5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket£35 – £56
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryHilly trail
Running Tribe Series - Race 2, Course 2

Saturday, Feb 26, 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 2, Course 2

LocationIndicator

Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

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

Saturday, Mar 26, 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 3, Course 3

LocationIndicator

Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

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

Saturday, Apr 30, 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 4, Course 1

LocationIndicator

Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

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

Friday, May 27, 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 5, Course 2

LocationIndicator

Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

Star5

(2 reviews)

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

Saturday, Jul 30, 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 7, Course 1

LocationIndicator

Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

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

Saturday, Aug 20, 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 8, Course 2

LocationIndicator

Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

Star4.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£48
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
Running Tribe Series - Race 6, Course 3

Saturday, Jun 25, 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 6, Course 3

LocationIndicator

Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

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

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022

Running Tribe Series - Race 9, Course 3

LocationIndicator

Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

Participants

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

FilledTicket£48 – £53.30
Booking perksFlat trail
 Royal Windsor Half Marathon & 10k River Trail Run
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Oct 2, 2022

Royal Windsor Half Marathon & 10k River Trail Run

LocationIndicator

Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead

Participants

half marathon, 10k, marathon

Star3.5

(58 reviews)

FilledTicket£25 – £35
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
Catherine Wheel Canter - Guy Fawkes Gallop Double

Saturday, Nov 5, 2022

Catherine Wheel Canter - Guy Fawkes Gallop Double

LocationIndicator

Ware, Hertfordshire

Participants

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

FilledTicket£58 – £60
Booking perksFlat
Catherine Wheel Canter

Saturday, Nov 5, 2022

Catherine Wheel Canter

LocationIndicator

Ware, Hertfordshire

Participants

half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon, 5k

FilledTicket£33 – £35
Booking perksFlat
Rocket Around the Running Track

Saturday, Nov 5, 2022

Rocket Around the Running Track

LocationIndicator

Ware, Hertfordshire

Participants

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

FilledTicket£53 – £55
Booking perksFlat road
Circuit Du Sore Legs - Part Deux
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, Apr 3, 2022

Circuit Du Sore Legs - Part Deux

LocationIndicator

Ware, Hertfordshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£20 – £32
Booking perksRoad
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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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