Could YOU be on the marathon start line next year?

Inspired to start running? Your journey starts here...

On Sunday, some 36,000 competitors took to the streets of the Capital for one of the world’s greatest mass participation running events: the Virgin Money London Marathon.

Now in its 37th year, the London Marathon attracts an incredibly diverse field of athletes from around the world. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for runners of all abilities to compete on the same route, which passes some of the most famous landmarks in London.

First Briton across the line was amateur runner Josh Griffiths - who recorded a time of 2:14:49 in his first ever marathon!

If you’ve been inspired by the coverage of this year’s marathon, now is the time to step up and start training for your very own challenge. It doesn't have to be a marathon: it might be a fun run, your first 5K or a nice flat 10K or if you're already running distances, it could even be your first ultra run.

Who knows where your journey will end up - if you do want to find yourself on the start line for the 2018 London Marathon though, you can secure your place now with one of our charity partners.

This week's features...

An 'oarsome' adventure
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An 'oarsome' adventure

See London from the water

Get a new perspective on London on this challenging 50km row along the Thames.

Complete 100km in 10 weeks
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Complete 100km in 10 weeks

13 May - 22 July

Walk, swim, run or cycle - go solo or as a team - just hit that big 100 target!

Batman and Robin needed
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Batman and Robin needed

London Senate House Abseil - June

Grab a friend, get to London and abseil together down the Senate House building, featured in Batman Begins!

100 miles of closed-road heaven
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100 miles of closed-road heaven

Velo Birmingham – 24 September

Join 15,000 riders on this sportive, part of a weekend festival of cycling in Birmingham. Free entry when you sign up through us.

Bristol to Cambridge in two days
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Bristol to Cambridge in two days

September 16/17- sign up for £75

Ride through three great cycling cities in a brand new sportive. 100- or 200-mile options.

Free entry to IRONMAN UK
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Free entry to IRONMAN UK

Bolton - July 16

Test yourself to the limit and reclaim your entry fee by joining #TeamMacmillan.

My Goal: Brutal but beautiful
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My Goal: Brutal but beautiful

Ultra Tour Monte Rosa

At 116km with more than 8000M of ascent - this Alpine Ultra will be a real test!

Greatest charity ride on earth?
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Greatest charity ride on earth?

100 miles and two classic hill climbs

Breeze along on traffic-free roads around London in the tyre tracks of the pros.

Take on TrekFest in the Peaks
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Take on TrekFest in the Peaks

Peak District - 2-3 Sept

Help defeat cancer: join Team ICR for the weekend and discover the rugged beauty of one of Britain’s National Parks.

Make waves in the capital
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Make waves in the capital

Great London Swim - 1 July

Grab your goggles and wiggle into your wetsuit for this open water swim, supported by the Official Charity.

The ultimate foot tour of London
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The ultimate foot tour of London

Flat and iconic course - 9 July

A flat, fast 10k through London's famed sites combined with a fantastic festival of fitness.