Marathon in the UK capital, one of the Abbott World Marathon Majors race series, a World Athletics Elite Platinum Label Race, a qualifying event for the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships
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marathon 2021 — 35.914
€146 (£125) marathon
The London Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in London, United Kingdom. The official name of the event is TCS London Marathon. About 40.000 athletes take part in marathon race (35.914 runners completed marathon in 2021).
The first London Marathon was held in 1981.
The London Marathon is one of founding members of AIMS. In 2005 it became part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, a series of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world along with Tokyo Marathon (東京マラソン), Boston Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, BMW Berlin-Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon. Finishers of 6 or 5 of these marathons can find their names on the series website in the Hall of Fame.
The London Marathon is recognized as an Elite Platinum Label event by World Athletics.
The London Marathon 2022 is a qualifying event for the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championship.
457.861 applicants registered for a ballot place in the London Marathon 2020.
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London Marathon (Virgin Money London Marathon) 2020
London Marathon (Virgin Money London Marathon) 2019
Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (TCS London Marathon)
The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 10:10 2 October 2022 (Sunday) in Greenwich Park near Blackheath.
Age limit: at least 18 years old on race day.
A course of the London Marathon (Virgin Money London Marathon) 2021 begins in the eastern hemisphere and finishes in the western hemisphere; it travels through the streets of London on both sides of the Thames. The route traverses the Thames over Tower Bridge.
Course video, London Marathon (Virgin Money London Marathon) 2018
The start of the London Marathon (Virgin Money London Marathon) 2021 is at one of the three Start Lines — Blue, Green or Red in Greenwich Park near Blackheath in southeast London.
The finish of the London Marathon (Virgin Money London Marathon) 2021 is on The Mall, which links Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square.
You may find the official course map of the London Marathon (Virgin Money London Marathon) 2021 here.
The London Marathon (Virgin Money London Marathon) 2021 participants are divided into starting blocks according to their anticipated finish time indicated while registering. You may start from the slower block without notifying the race.
The time limit for completing the marathon is 8 hours. The finish line closes at 19:00. Additional limits are applied for certain points of the course.
The pace makers of the London Marathon (Virgin Money London Marathon) 2021 provide the necessary pace in order to finish within a certain time. The pace makers can be recognized by flags marked with the corresponding finish time. Target times for marathon are 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:15, 5:30, 5:45, 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 hours.
19 water and nutrition stations are located along the marathon route. The stations provide runners with water Buxton, sports drink Lucozade Sport, Lucozade energy gel. There are water sprinklers on certain points of the course.
Before the start you may leave your personal belongings in the deposit vans near the start in Greenwich Park. The stuff must be packed in an event-issued deposit bag. The bag is to be marked with the sticker that has your race number on it. The bag and the sticker are included in your Race Pack along with your bib number. The bags are transported to the finishing area.
The entry fee of the London Marathon (TCS London Marathon) 2022 is €146 (£125) for international runners, for UK residents — €58 (£49).
Entry limit of the London Marathon (TCS London Marathon) 2022, as well as of any marathon from the Abbot World Marathon Majors, is much less than the number of applications. Some runners are eligible for a guaranteed entry, others apply for a non-guaranteed entry (lottery).
Non-guaranteed entry via lottery
You may apply online for a London Marathon (TCS London Marathon) 2022 entry through the non-guaranteed entry ballot. Random drawing selects marathon runners after registration of non-guaranteed applicants.
Lottery application deadline:
from 2 October till 21:00 (London time, UTC+01:00) 8 October 2021.
You pay nothing to enter the lottery. Only successful applicants pay the marathon entry fee.
Only one application per person is accepted.
Lottery applicants get notified via email of their entry status by February 2022.
Guaranteed entry for time qualifiers, UK residents only (Good for Age)
The entry is open to UK residents only. Fast runners may get a guaranteed personal race entry for the London Marathon (TCS London Marathon) 2022 if they submit a previous race result that meets the qualifying time.
Guaranteed entry via tour operator
Race entry is a component of travel arrangements from an official tour operator of the London Marathon (TCS London Marathon) 2022. More info is here.
Guaranteed entry via charity
Guaranteed race entry is available through official charity partners of the London Marathon (TCS London Marathon) 2022, donation is from £1.900. More info is here.
You may defer your entry to 2023. The entry fee 2022 is non-refundable, you get a guaranteed entry for the next event. More info is here.
Your Marathon Race Entry includes:
- Bib number and time measuring chip
- Safety pins to attach your bib number
- Goody bag
- Free use of London public transport (Docklands Light Railway, London Underground) 2 October 2022 until 17:00, your bib number serves as a ticket
- Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
- Bag deposit and transfer from start to finish
- Pace maker service
- Music and performance groups along the course
- Athlete tracking through the mobile app
- Finisher medal
- Finisher T-Shirt
- Changing facilities
- Online race results
- Digital race diploma with indicated finish time
- Medical aid if necessary
You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the Expo of the London Marathon (TCS London Marathon) 2022 — TCS London Marathon Running Show, which takes place in East London convention centre ExCeL (1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL).
Pick-up desks schedule:
28—30 September 2022 (Wednesday — Friday) from 10:00 till 20:00,
1 October 2022 (Saturday) from 8:30 till 17:30.
Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show 2019
To get your Race Pack you should show your photo ID and your confirmation letter with QR code (printed or on the screen).
You may authorise another person to collect your Race Pack. The collecting person needs to present his photo ID, a copy of your photo ID, your confirmation letter, your attorney letter.
A proxy can pick up only one Race Pack other than his own.
No health certificate is required to enter the London Marathon (TCS London Marathon) 2022.
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* Source: results.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com
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Date: 3 October 2021
Temperature: 10°C – 17°C (51 – 62°F)
Wind: 19 km/h (12 mph)
Date: 4 October 2020
Temperature: 9°C – 12°C
Wind: 26 km/h
Date: 28 April 2019
Temperature: 6°C – 15°C
Wind: 17 km/h
Date: 22 April 2018
Temperature: 13°C – 24°C
Wind: 12 km/h
Date: 23 April 2017
Temperature: 8°C – 17°C
Wind: 6 km/h
Date: 24 April 2016
Temperature: 3°C – 10°C
Wind: 10 km/h
Date: 26 April 2015
Temperature: 7°C – 12°C
Wind: 6 km/h
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