Marathons in London

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AUG4
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Vanguard Way Marathon and Half Marathon
Greater London, London, United Kingdom

We will run part of the Vanguard Way Route The whole national trail is 66 miles from East Croydon to Newhaven on the South Coast it is an exceptionally varied and beautiful course for both walkers and runners. An out 13.1 mile and back 13.1mile route following the undulating route. You will see the most amazing scenery along the way.

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Vanguard Way Marathon and Half Marathon

Coombe Rd, United KingdomView event
About the event
From the organiser

We will run part of the Vanguard Way Route The whole national trail is 66 miles from East Croydon to Newhaven on the South Coast it is an exceptionally varied and beautiful course for both walkers and runners. An out 13.1 mile and back 13.1mile route following the undulating route. You will see the most amazing scenery along the way.

£32 - £38
Vanguard Way Marathon and Half Marathon
JUL7
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North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon

This challenging half marathon / marathon route will start near the Reigate Hill Car Park (Surrey) in a small field adjacent to the North Downs Way trail.Both courses entail running on lovely forested undulating trails all along the North Downs Way out towards the Betchworth Lime Quarry then onwards to the Boxhill lookout where the half marathon and marathon turnaround points will both be. The half marathon will comprise of one lap of this out and back course and the marathon route will be two laps. The terrain is comprised of a mixture of challenging uphill assents or descents on these sandy and rutted trails offering the runner spectacular views throughout.

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North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon

59 Wray Ln, Reigate RH2 0HX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This challenging half marathon / marathon route will start near the Reigate Hill Car Park (Surrey) in a small field adjacent to the North Downs Way trail.Both courses entail running on lovely forested undulating trails all along the North Downs Way out towards the Betchworth Lime Quarry then onwards to the Boxhill lookout where the half marathon and marathon turnaround points will both be. The half marathon will comprise of one lap of this out and back course and the marathon route will be two laps. The terrain is comprised of a mixture of challenging uphill assents or descents on these sandy and rutted trails offering the runner spectacular views throughout.

£28 - £37
North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon
AUG10
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Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Summer
Kingston upon Thames, London, United Kingdom

A choice of two Summer runs starting and finishing at the YMCA Hawker Centre (Kingston), proceeding towards the Thames Path on an out and back flat and fast scenic riverside route that is very well marked and marshalled all the way along. Both the half marathon and the marathon courses are both at and fast so were expecting some great PBs.

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Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Summer

Wedding Flicks (Pozella Productions), Eden St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A choice of two Summer runs starting and finishing at the YMCA Hawker Centre (Kingston), proceeding towards the Thames Path on an out and back flat and fast scenic riverside route that is very well marked and marshalled all the way along. Both the half marathon and the marathon courses are both at and fast so were expecting some great PBs.

£30 - £40
Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Summer
SEP15
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Richmond Running Festival

Lace up get ready for this full range of races in the exclusive Kew Gardens. Friends and family can enjoy free entry to the Gardens and you will love the food on offer and live music of the 2-day festival. Come for the Nike tech t-shirt and finisher's medal.

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Richmond Running Festival

Syon Vista, Richmond TW9 3JT, UKView event
About the event
Lace up get ready for this full range of races in the exclusive Kew Gardens. Friends and family can enjoy free entry to the Gardens and you will love the food on offer and live music of the 2-day festival. Come for the Nike tech t-shirt and finisher's medal.
£7 - £46
Richmond Running Festival
AUG25
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Woldingham Marathon & Half Marathon

The Woldingham Half and Full will be an out and back course (once for the half, twice for the full marathon). The race will start at Woldingham School itself and head on out of the gates along the private road along the green valley heading south towards the North Downs Way for about 1 mile at the end road we turn left of the side of the hill between bushes and fence eventually reach an open area with amazing views south of Kent and Surrey and the distant M25.

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Woldingham Marathon & Half Marathon

Woldingham School, Marden Park, Woldingham, Caterham CR3 7YA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Woldingham Half and Full will be an out and back course (once for the half, twice for the full marathon). The race will start at Woldingham School itself and head on out of the gates along the private road along the green valley heading south towards the North Downs Way for about 1 mile at the end road we turn left of the side of the hill between bushes and fence eventually reach an open area with amazing views south of Kent and Surrey and the distant M25.

£34 - £38
Woldingham Marathon & Half Marathon
NOV2
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Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Winter
Kingston upon Thames, London, United Kingdom

Welcome to Thames Meander Marathon & Half Marathon - November. A choice of two Winter runs through the scenic Richmond Park, meandering along the Thames Path on an out and back, well marked, mostly riverside route. Both runs are moderately undulating and start and finish at Marymount School in Kingston Upon Thames.

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Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Winter

1 Cromwell Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6BJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to Thames Meander Marathon & Half Marathon - November. A choice of two Winter runs through the scenic Richmond Park, meandering along the Thames Path on an out and back, well marked, mostly riverside route. Both runs are moderately undulating and start and finish at Marymount School in Kingston Upon Thames.

£30 - £40
Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Winter
OCT20
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The Chelmsford Marathon

Be part of this major sporting event that takes you from the center of Chelmsford out into the Essex countryside before returning to the city to cross the finish line in Central Park. Rise to the challenge and youll be helping The Js Hospice charity to support young adults with life-limiting conditions across Essex.

Entry fee includes a bespoke medal, technical runner shirt, goody bag, refreshments on route and chip timing. The race village will have toilets, baggage, and changing facilities, as well as refreshments. The race is expected to attract over 1,000 participants - so an early entry is advised.

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The Chelmsford Marathon

Callow Court, Seymour St, Chelmsford CM2 0RW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Be part of this major sporting event that takes you from the center of Chelmsford out into the Essex countryside before returning to the city to cross the finish line in Central Park. Rise to the challenge and youll be helping The Js Hospice charity to support young adults with life-limiting conditions across Essex.

Entry fee includes a bespoke medal, technical runner shirt, goody bag, refreshments on route and chip timing. The race village will have toilets, baggage, and changing facilities, as well as refreshments. The race is expected to attract over 1,000 participants - so an early entry is advised.

£38 - £42
The Chelmsford Marathon
JUN2
Golden Phoenix Marathon
Walton-on-Thames, South East, United Kingdom

Golden Phoenix Marathon

If you only do a couple of Phoenix events this year or even just one, then this or the Silver Phoenix are the ones to look at!

What can we tell you about it at this stage?

Well, in 2018 we brought you the Explorer - the world's 'largest' finisher's medal and this year we're aiming to bring you the 'best' medals you've ever seen. A bold statement by anyone's standards (and clearly a subjective thing), but if you know our medals, then when we ask you to 'trust us', we hope you will.

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Golden Phoenix Marathon

Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2JG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Golden Phoenix Marathon

If you only do a couple of Phoenix events this year or even just one, then this or the Silver Phoenix are the ones to look at!

What can we tell you about it at this stage?

Well, in 2018 we brought you the Explorer - the world's 'largest' finisher's medal and this year we're aiming to bring you the 'best' medals you've ever seen. A bold statement by anyone's standards (and clearly a subjective thing), but if you know our medals, then when we ask you to 'trust us', we hope you will.

£52.95 - £54.95
Golden Phoenix Marathon
JUL27
Walk the Night

Join the first Walk the Night challenge and raise funds to support people affected by Breast and Prostate Cancer.

The friendship and camaraderie along the way however will be amazing as men and women of all ages and from all walks of life come together to do something amazing.

Places for this exciting new challenge are limited so please register now to avoid missing out.

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Walk the Night

AKDN Educational Building, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4LW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join the first Walk the Night challenge and raise funds to support people affected by Breast and Prostate Cancer.

The friendship and camaraderie along the way however will be amazing as men and women of all ages and from all walks of life come together to do something amazing.

Places for this exciting new challenge are limited so please register now to avoid missing out.

£45
Walk the Night
JUN15
Midnight Marathon

The Marathon starts at 8 pm Saturday evening. If you finish by Midnight you will receive a special finisher top saying I beat the Midnight Marathon. All finishers will also receive a bespoke Finishers Medal.

The feedback from last years race was amazing 100% on Runners world web site

Dont worry there is not a cut of time.

Due to the heat, we will have 2 water stations on the run lap.

The start list is now on the web site above along with the race brief.

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Midnight Marathon

Binnie Rd, Dartford DA1 5RQ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Marathon starts at 8 pm Saturday evening. If you finish by Midnight you will receive a special finisher top saying I beat the Midnight Marathon. All finishers will also receive a bespoke Finishers Medal.

The feedback from last years race was amazing 100% on Runners world web site

Dont worry there is not a cut of time.

Due to the heat, we will have 2 water stations on the run lap.

The start list is now on the web site above along with the race brief.

£27 - £37
Midnight Marathon
AUG3
PHOENIX Summer Marathon
Walton-on-Thames, South East, United Kingdom

A beautiful, low key jaunt, along the River Thames from Walton on Thames to Hampton Court and back. Runners complete 4 identical laps for the full marathon distance. This is marathon race 2 in the 'Icebird' 4 marathon race series. Our races are generally small and designed to be low key and FUN! We hope you have a great day out with us and we look forward to welcoming you!!

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PHOENIX Summer Marathon

Waterside Dr, Walton-on-Thames TW16, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A beautiful, low key jaunt, along the River Thames from Walton on Thames to Hampton Court and back. Runners complete 4 identical laps for the full marathon distance. This is marathon race 2 in the 'Icebird' 4 marathon race series. Our races are generally small and designed to be low key and FUN! We hope you have a great day out with us and we look forward to welcoming you!!

£31.50 - £33.50
PHOENIX Summer Marathon
JUL7
The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle
Hever Castle, South East, United Kingdom

We are pleased to announce that the Festival of Endurance will return on Sunday 7th July 2019.

Due to popular demand the Gauntlet half iron distance triathlon is returning with athletes racing alongside the full iron distance or Bastion competitors around much the same course. Whilst these two epic triathlons are taking place a further 4 sets of endurance challenge races are taking place including an Aquabike, an Aquathlon, Long Distance Running and Long Distance Swimming making this a true celebration of the art of going long. Please read on for more details.

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The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle

1 Stable Flats, Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are pleased to announce that the Festival of Endurance will return on Sunday 7th July 2019.

Due to popular demand the Gauntlet half iron distance triathlon is returning with athletes racing alongside the full iron distance or Bastion competitors around much the same course. Whilst these two epic triathlons are taking place a further 4 sets of endurance challenge races are taking place including an Aquabike, an Aquathlon, Long Distance Running and Long Distance Swimming making this a true celebration of the art of going long. Please read on for more details.

Free
The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle
JUL6
Shere 42k, Half & 10k

Trek Hire UK (aka Shere Trekking & Outdoors) are pleased to announce that we have added a half marathon to our usual 10k and 42k multi-terrain event next year. We believe that this is one of the most stunning trail runs in the south-east of England, dont just take our word for it check out Rocket Runners video blog on this page.

Dont just talk about it, come and RUN IT, WALK IT, even NORDIC WALK IT

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Shere 42k, Half & 10k

Seaforth Cottage, Gomshall Ln, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Trek Hire UK (aka Shere Trekking & Outdoors) are pleased to announce that we have added a half marathon to our usual 10k and 42k multi-terrain event next year. We believe that this is one of the most stunning trail runs in the south-east of England, dont just take our word for it check out Rocket Runners video blog on this page.

Dont just talk about it, come and RUN IT, WALK IT, even NORDIC WALK IT

£20 - £75
Shere 42k, Half & 10k
JUL21
Fairlands Valley Challenge Weekend

The Challenge is an off-road and self-navigated challenge through the picturesque Hertfordshire countryside around Stevenage. RUN or WALK our classic off-road courses 13.1 miles, 18miles, 26.2 miles or 50K. The event will be held under ARC rules.

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Fairlands Valley Challenge Weekend

Brittain Way, Stevenage SG2 8BJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Challenge is an off-road and self-navigated challenge through the picturesque Hertfordshire countryside around Stevenage. RUN or WALK our classic off-road courses 13.1 miles, 18miles, 26.2 miles or 50K. The event will be held under ARC rules.

£18 - £20
Fairlands Valley Challenge Weekend
SEP8
Surrey Bacchus Marathon, Half Marathon, 10KM and Children's Run

The Surrey Bacchus Marathon and Half Marathon returns - your chance to enjoy Englands premier Wine Marathon with five tasting stations (serving six different wines) over the Half Marathon and ten over the full Marathon.

Half of the route is inside the beautiful Denbies Wine Estate and the other half through National Trust Countryside and woodland along the Pilgrims Way and North Downs Way. It's a demanding route, but you'll have suitable respite at each of the sampling stations, then at the finish you can carry on the party spirit of the event at the post-race Hog Roast (Not included for the childrens run).

Recently, we began offering the Bacchus Lite 10km event that you can run, jog or walk. The route will be within Denbies Vineyard, through the vines and offers magnificent views - one wine sample station will be reached and the post-race Hog Roast is included for your entry fee.

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Surrey Bacchus Marathon, Half Marathon, 10KM and Children's Run

Bradley Ln, Dorking RH5 6AA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Surrey Bacchus Marathon and Half Marathon returns - your chance to enjoy Englands premier Wine Marathon with five tasting stations (serving six different wines) over the Half Marathon and ten over the full Marathon.

Half of the route is inside the beautiful Denbies Wine Estate and the other half through National Trust Countryside and woodland along the Pilgrims Way and North Downs Way. It's a demanding route, but you'll have suitable respite at each of the sampling stations, then at the finish you can carry on the party spirit of the event at the post-race Hog Roast (Not included for the childrens run).

Recently, we began offering the Bacchus Lite 10km event that you can run, jog or walk. The route will be within Denbies Vineyard, through the vines and offers magnificent views - one wine sample station will be reached and the post-race Hog Roast is included for your entry fee.

Free - £50
Surrey Bacchus Marathon, Half Marathon, 10KM and Children's Run
SEP22
The Surrey Hills Challenge

With five challenges, we have something for everyone. Whether you are already fit or wanting to kick-start your own or your familys fitness in 2018, the right experience to suit you is just a click away.

Were also encouraging everyone to fundraise. Wed like you to support our nominated charity the Surrey Hills Trust Fund, part of the Community Foundation for Surrey, by getting your family and friends to sponsor you. Your fundraising can make a real difference for local charities and help in the repair and maintenance of the Surrey Hills. Please click here to find out more about how to fundraise.

By completing the Surrey Hills Challenge youll take away memories of a challenge you'll never forget and leave a lasting legacy through your fundraising.

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The Surrey Hills Challenge

York Road, Woking GU22, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

With five challenges, we have something for everyone. Whether you are already fit or wanting to kick-start your own or your familys fitness in 2018, the right experience to suit you is just a click away.

Were also encouraging everyone to fundraise. Wed like you to support our nominated charity the Surrey Hills Trust Fund, part of the Community Foundation for Surrey, by getting your family and friends to sponsor you. Your fundraising can make a real difference for local charities and help in the repair and maintenance of the Surrey Hills. Please click here to find out more about how to fundraise.

By completing the Surrey Hills Challenge youll take away memories of a challenge you'll never forget and leave a lasting legacy through your fundraising.

£2 - £95
The Surrey Hills Challenge
OCT27
Ghost of Cyclopark Marathon

There has been a marathon on the tarmac track at Cyclopark Gravesend every year since 2012, firstly by the wonderful TZ Runs events and then latterly Inspire Races, unfortunately these events have now ended and it seems such a shame to let the venue be marathon free for a year! Whilst we appreciate that 17 laps around a cycle track in the DMZ between the old A2 and the new M2 isn't the world's most exciting run there are lots of logistical advantages, its a lovely venue and a cracking facility and once a year it isn't too bad!

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Ghost of Cyclopark Marathon

Roman Rd, Northfleet, Gravesend DA13 9RA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

There has been a marathon on the tarmac track at Cyclopark Gravesend every year since 2012, firstly by the wonderful TZ Runs events and then latterly Inspire Races, unfortunately these events have now ended and it seems such a shame to let the venue be marathon free for a year! Whilst we appreciate that 17 laps around a cycle track in the DMZ between the old A2 and the new M2 isn't the world's most exciting run there are lots of logistical advantages, its a lovely venue and a cracking facility and once a year it isn't too bad!

£29.95
Ghost of Cyclopark Marathon
APR26
Virgin Money London Marathon

The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the six World Marathon Majors and the undisputed king of the UK race calendar.

The famous route takes athletes past London's historic sites, and crowds that have to be seen to be believed. In 2016 runners raised more that 59 million for charity, breaking the record for an annual single-day charity fundraising event for the 10th year in a row. The event has raised over 1bn for charity since 1981 and completing it is a lifetime ambition for every runner.

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Virgin Money London Marathon

Great Cross Ave, Greenwich, London SE10 8QY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the six World Marathon Majors and the undisputed king of the UK race calendar.

The famous route takes athletes past London's historic sites, and crowds that have to be seen to be believed. In 2016 runners raised more that 59 million for charity, breaking the record for an annual single-day charity fundraising event for the 10th year in a row. The event has raised over 1bn for charity since 1981 and completing it is a lifetime ambition for every runner.

Virgin Money London Marathon

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About Marathons in London

The famous marathon distance (26.2 miles) is loved but 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 fact, the London Marathon has raised over £770 million for charity since it began in 1981, and in 2016, Shannon Foudy, became the one millionth runner to complete it.

What are the best marathons?

The London Marathon, which last year produced a record 40,000+ finishers and over 800,000 spectators flooded the streets to cheer them on. 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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