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...

Room for all abilities at Blenheim
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Room for all abilities at Blenheim

October 1 – 2K, 10K or Half Marathon

All ages and abilities can run at Blenheim Palace, with a Half Marathon, 10K and Family Fun Run to choose from.

Run London’s iconic 10K
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Run London’s iconic 10K

Westminster 10K - 9 July

Lace up and glide past London’s world-famous landmarks in a very British 10K for RBLI.

Smash your PB in Brum!
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Smash your PB in Brum!

Great Birmingham Run – October 15

Secure your spot in the UK's second biggest half marathon on the streets of Birmingham.

Work towards a challenging goal
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Work towards a challenging goal

Jo Pavey's tips to help you reach your target

Five-time Olympian Jo Pavey tells us why setting a goal is the best way to stay focused.

Britain’s ‘most beautiful' city run
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Britain’s ‘most beautiful' city run

London's Royal Parks - October 8

Celebrate 10 years of the Royal Parks Half Marathon through the Capital’s green spaces.

Run, Rock 'n' Roll by the Mersey
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Run, Rock 'n' Roll by the Mersey

Liverpool Half Marathon - May 28

With live music motivating every step, get ready to rock from the dock and run through the historic streets of Liverpool for ICR. 

The world's leading 10-mile run
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The world's leading 10-mile run

Great South Run - October 22

Tackle this fast and flat course past some of Portsmouth's famous coastal attractions.

Explore the Hebrides
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Explore the Hebrides

Trail running & sailing in Scotland

Run to Britain's most western point, see ancient volcanoes and visit Fingal's Cave.

Great North Run for free!
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Great North Run for free!

Great North Run – September 10

Free entry into the world’s largest Half Marathon – from the Tyne bridge to the coast.