Marathons in London

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Richmond Running Festival
Richmond, London, United Kingdom

This 10k is part of the Richmond RUNFEST, London's most exclusive event, which also includes the RUNFEST Marathon and Half Marathon. The 10k takes...

£7 - £46
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Richmond Running Festival
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...

£30 - £40
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Winter
OCT20
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The Chelmsford Marathon
Chelmsford, East of England, United Kingdom

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...

£38 - £42
  • Running
  • Marathon
The Chelmsford Marathon
SEP8
Surrey Bacchus Marathon, Half Marathon, 10KM and Children's Run
Dorking, South East, United Kingdom

The Surrey Bacchus Marathon and Half Marathon returns - your chance to enjoy Englands premier Wine Marathon with five tasting stations (serving six...

Free - £50
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • 10k
Surrey Bacchus Marathon, Half Marathon, 10KM and Children's Run
APR25
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The Fox
Godalming, South East, United Kingdom

We teamed up with ULTRA magazine again to bring you The Fox Ultra. A 60K circular ultra run route around Guildford.

The route will be fully marked and...

£25 - £80
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
The Fox
SEP22
The Surrey Hills Challenge
Woking, South East, United Kingdom

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...

£2 - £95
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
  • 10k
The Surrey Hills Challenge
OCT27
Ghost of Cyclopark Marathon
Northfleet, South East, United Kingdom

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...

£29.95
  • Running
  • Marathon
Ghost of Cyclopark Marathon
AUG25
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Woldingham Marathon & Half Marathon
Woldingham, South East, United Kingdom

This race is geared to getting people to have a fantastic, challenging and enjoyable running experience. The race passes through some of the most beautiful...

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  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
Woldingham Marathon & Half Marathon
MAY9
Dulux London Revolution Trails
Marlow, South East, United Kingdom

Trails for all abilities right on London's...

£27 - £59
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
Dulux London Revolution Trails
OCT6
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Windsor Marathon & Half Marathon River Trail Run
Windsor, South East, United Kingdom

Due to demand & following the hugely successful Royal Windsor Marathon and Half Marathon River Trail Run, we are excited to announce the NEW Windsor...

Booking Closed
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
Windsor Marathon & Half Marathon River Trail Run
APR26
Virgin Money London Marathon
London, London, United Kingdom

Take up the challenge of this truly global event. Runners will not go a single mile without feeling the rush of music and cheering supporters spurring them on....

  • Running
  • Marathon
Virgin Money London Marathon

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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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