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Marathons in London

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  • 25Sep

    Running Tribe Series - Race 9, Course 3

    Running Chalfont Saint Peter
    6.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 40.0 mi
    £41.3 – £48C-19 PlanPartnered
    People running the Running Tribe Series - Race 9, Course 3
  • 26Sep

    Conwy Marathon

    Running Llandudno
    10.0 mi • 20.0 mi • 26.2 mi
    £24 – £43.95C-19 PlanPartnered
    People running the Conwy Marathon
  • 2Oct

    Maverick Adidas Terrex Frontier Ox Drove

    Running Netherhampton
    32.3 mi • 26.1 mi • 13.7 mi • 8.1 mi
    £30 – £63C-19 PlanPartnered
    People running the Maverick Adidas Terrex Frontier Ox Drove
  • 8Oct

    Atlantic Coast Challenge

    Running Upton Towans
    78.6 mi • 26.2 mi • 25.5 mi • 27.5 mi
    £65 – £165C-19 PlanPartnered
    People running the Atlantic Coast Challenge
  • 23Oct

    Running Tribe Series - Race 10, Course 1

    Running Chalfont Saint Peter
    6.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 40.0 mi
    £41.3 – £48C-19 PlanPartnered
    People running the Running Tribe Series - Race 10, Course 1
  • 6Nov

    Maverick adidas Terrex Frontier South Downs

    Running Slindon
    31.1 mi • 26.7 mi • 13.7 mi • 7.5 mi
    £30 – £60C-19 PlanPartnered
    People running the Maverick adidas Terrex Frontier South Downs
  • 21Nov

    The Tissington Trail Marathon

    Marathon Ashbourne
    26.2 mi
    £35 – £37C-19 PlanPartnered
    (11)
    People running the The Tissington Trail Marathon
  • 27Nov

    Running Tribe Series - Race 11, Course 2

    Running Chalfont Saint Peter
    6.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 40.0 mi
    £41.3 – £48C-19 PlanPartnered
    People running the Running Tribe Series - Race 11, Course 2
  • 18Dec

    Running Tribe Series - Race 12, Course 3

    Running Chalfont Saint Peter
    6.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 40.0 mi
    £41.3 – £48C-19 PlanPartnered
    People running the Running Tribe Series - Race 12, Course 3
  • 29May

    Race The Tide

    Running Mothecombe
    28.5 mi • 15.5 mi • 8.5 mi
    £26 – £50C-19 PlanPartnered
    (37)
    People running the Race The Tide
  • 30May

    The Birthday Run

    Running Horseheath
    3.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 26.2 mi
    £23 – £35C-19 PlanPartnered
    People running the The Birthday Run
  • 31May

    Superheroes Challenge

    Running Horseheath
    3.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 26.2 mi
    £23 – £35C-19 PlanPartnered
    People running the Superheroes Challenge
  • 18Jun

    Tsunami Ocean Trails

    Running The Wharf
    37.0 mi • 26.2 mi • 16.0 mi • 75.0 mi • 7.5 mi
    £26 – £102C-19 PlanPartnered
    (19)
    People running the Tsunami Ocean Trails
  • 20Jun

    The Summer Ready Run

    Running Horseheath
    3.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 26.2 mi
    £33 – £35C-19 PlanPartnered
    People running the The Summer Ready Run
  • 18Jul

    Shocking Shirt Shuffle

    Running Horseheath
    3.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 26.2 mi
    £33 – £35C-19 PlanPartnered
    People running the Shocking Shirt Shuffle
  • 1Aug

    The Circuit du Sore Legs

    Running Ware
    31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
    £20 – £32C-19 PlanPartnered
    People running the The Circuit du Sore Legs
  • 14Aug

    The Lucky Horseshoe Challenge

    Running Horseheath
    3.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 26.2 mi
    £33 – £35C-19 PlanPartnered
    People running the The Lucky Horseshoe Challenge
  • 15Aug

    Abbathon

    Running Horseheath
    3.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 26.2 mi
    £33 – £35C-19 PlanPartnered
    People running the Abbathon
  • 8Oct

    The Two Moors Ultra

    Running Lynmouth
    100.0 mi • 60.0 mi • 50.0 mi • 35.0 mi • 28.4 mi • 13.1 mi
    £92 – £107C-19 PlanPartnered
    (2)
    People running the The Two Moors Ultra
  • 7Nov

    Hamsterley Forest Running Festival

    Running Bishop Auckland
    6.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 20.0 mi • 26.2 mi
    £21 – £38C-19 PlanPartnered
    People running the Hamsterley Forest Running Festival
  • 3Oct

    Virgin Money London Marathon

    Marathon London
    26.2 mi
    (48)
    People running the Virgin Money London Marathon
  • 3Jul

    The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle

    Multi-Sport Hever Castle
    50.0 mi • 111.8 mi • 55.9 mi • 6.2 mi • 2.4 mi • 1.2 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
    C-19 Plan
    (1)
    People running the The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle
  • 12Sep

    Brighton Marathon Weekend

    Multi-Sport Brighton
    26.2 mi • 6.2 mi • 31.1 mi
    £25 – £35
    (34)
    People running the Brighton Marathon Weekend
  • 10Oct

    Manchester Marathon

    Marathon Stretford
    26.2 mi
    (20)
    People running the Manchester 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.