Event
28th April 2019 9:30am

London Marathon

London Marathon
London Marathon
London Marathon
London Marathon

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Start Times

08:55  Elite Wheelchair Races
09:00  World Para Athletics Marathon Championships Ambulant Athletes
09:15  The Elite Women's Race
10:00  The Elite Men's Race, British Athletics & England Athletics Marathon Championships and Mass Racer
Location
Event
Sports

Join thousands of runners and spectators on the streets of London for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019.

Every year, more than 40,000 people run the 26.2-mile (42.2km) marathon through the streets of London, with 327,516 people from the UK applying for a place in the 2018 marathon.

Some run for personal achievement, some to raise money for their favourite charity, and many run in outrageous fancy dress: from a giant shoe and a London bus, to superheroes and a wide range of animals.

The Virgin Money London Marathon is open to all abilities, from beginners to professional athletes. Celebrities who have run the London Marathon in previous years include Chris Evans, Princess Beatrice, Gordon Ramsay, Agyness Dean, Jenson Button and even astronaut Tim Peake in the International Space Station.
London Marathon route

The first half of the route runs just south of the Thames starting at Greenwich and Blackheath. After crossing the river on Tower Bridge, runners pass some of the capital's most famous landmarks, including the Tower of London and Big Ben, before finishing in front of Buckingham Palace.

With such a vast and impressive scenery, it's no wonder the organisers have dubbed it a "historical jog around London".