Please note that the application deadline for 2019 marathon places has now closed. We will begin accepting applications for London Marathon 2020 from Sunday 28th April 2019.
Make lifelong memories at a race that needs no introduction.
About the race
Since 1981, the London Marathon has captured the imagination and hearts of runners everywhere, and secured its place as one of the world's top athletic events. You'll experience an atmosphere that is incomparable to anything you've felt before and see the capital in an entirely new way.
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Take on the London Marathon
You'll set off from Greenwich and make your way past many of the great sights of London, through streets lined with roaring fans and supporters. The route takes you around and over the Thames and concludes in the Mall, where you will be given a heroes welcome by the thousands who turn up every year to cheer on the runners.
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Keen to take on the race but don't want to do it alone? Nominate a friend - just tag them on social media.
My top tips
"This year I took on the London marathon for MQ, to help raise money for ground-breaking research into mental health. Here's what I learnt."